I am a feminist political ecologist with a focus on the knowledge politics related to conservation and development interventions. My work explores epistemological and ontological questions associated with natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and wildlife conservation. Specific research projects focus: the politics of participation and knowledge regarding wildlife conservation practice in Tanzania and India; changing resource governance, knowledge, and ecologies in pastoral communities as related to climate change and institutional changes in semi-arid rangelands; and the gendered dynamics of resource access and wildlife conservation interventions. I have worked for two decades with pastoral Maasai communities in Tanzania and Kenya and am just beginning a new collaborative project on the gendered of wildlife conservation in Tanzania, Namibia and India.
Critical political ecology of conservation and development, politics of knowledge and participation surrounding conservation and development interventions, changing pastoral landscapes and adaptive capacities as related to climate change and social change, politics of climate change knowledge, Gendered dimensions of conservation and development