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Annette Green BA, MA

Annette Green BA, MA

PhD Candidate, Darwin College

Biography

Education

  • PhD Candidate in Geography, University of Cambridge (2016-present)
  • MA in Tourism, Environment and Development, King's College London (2014-15)
  • BA in German and Italian, University College London (2004-08)

Experience

  • Consultant, The Development Corridors Partnership (2017)
  • Supervisor, Political Ecology in the Global South, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge (2018 & 2019)
  • Associate researcher, International Institute of Environment and Development (2019)

Awards

Research

I am a political ecologist interested in conservation ideas and strategies, how those ideas and strategies become on-the-ground conservation activities, and the beliefs and philosophies about society and nature that underpin conservation decision-making processes. My academic background is in modern foreign languages and human geography. I developed an academic interest in Tanzania after working for a Tanzanian tour operator for 18 months, and for my MA thesis went on to study the discursive framings of conservation and development revealed by debates about the so-called 'Serengeti Highway'.

For my PhD I am examining the the 'corridor' phenomenon and how it is unfolding across Tanzania's conservation landscape - exploring the different ways in which corridors for conservation are constructed discursively by key stakeholder groups, the complex and political processes by which they manifest materially, and the impacts those material manifestations of conservation space have on the people who must live within/beside them. I intend my research to contribute to theory on the production of conservation space, provide a fuller understanding of the messiness of conservation policy-making in Tanzania, and explicate the roles of non-human and non-living actors in both these processes.

My PhD is in collaboration with the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Programme, which is a world leader in the emerging field of 'connectivity conservation'.

External activities

  • Postgraduate Fellow, Royal Geographical Society