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Dr Ann Laudati

Dr Ann Laudati

Dr Ann Laudati
BA(Ohio), MA(Ohio), PhD(Oreg)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Area of research

natural resource conflicts; war economies; political ecology; conservation and development; Sub-Saharan Africa

Office G14.1N
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9829

Research summary

My research centers on the intersection between natural resource politics and social welfare, with a particular interest on the implications of global processes on local livelihoods. Fundamental to my work are questions concerning equity and natural resource access. I began my trajectory as a scholar during my undergraduate years, exploring intersections between international and community development and environmental issues. Over time, I began to recognize that environmental conflicts are often reflections of wider socio-economic-political struggles. As a geographer, I am interested in understanding the relationship between humans and their environment on a theoretical level. As a citizen of our world ...

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I am a broadly trained human-environmental geographer with specializations in natural resource violence, political ecology, conservation and development, and sub-Saharan Africa. I received my undergraduate degree in Anthropology and African Studies at Ohio University (which included a semester long study abroad in Kenya through the School for International Training) and continued on at Athens to complete a Masters degree in Geography looking at transboundary wildlife management in Botswana and Zimbabwe. After my Master’s I moved with my husband to the East Transkei region of South Africa where I worked as a visiting scientist in the Zoology Department at the University ...

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