University of St Andrews

I-POWER Seminar presented by Professor Susanna Hecht

The Institute for Population, Well-being and Environment Research (I-Power) is delighted to welcome Professor Susanna Hecht, (UCLA) who will be presenting the I-POWER Seminar.

The event will take place in the Irvine Lecture Theatre, Irvine Building, from 4.00 - 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, followed by wine reception.


Forest transitions and ‘regreening’ in Latin America: livelihoods, migration and policy

Professor Susanna Hecht, (UCLA)

Susanna is a specialist on tropical development in Latin America. She has been exploring the theoretical and institutional dynamics that underpin deforestation and its alternatives. Her research focuses on the political economies of development ranging from corporate frontiers of cattle and export commodity agriculture (like soy, oil palm) to populist land occupation. She also analyses the forms of conservation in inhabited landscapes whether through indigenous technologies, non-timber extractive products, niche markets as well as new tenurial forms, social movements and globalization, including the role of remittances and migratory networks in reshaping rural land uses. She is currently completing a book on Globalization and Amazonia.