Ingrid L. Nelson

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

Dr. Ingrid L. Nelson is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environmental Program and a faculty affiliate in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Vermont. Her work focuses on feminist and queer political ecologies of environmental interventions and narratives. Dr. Nelson explores the work of different forms of rumor and financial speculation in forests and agricultural lands in Mozambique, the use of new media and online platforms for environmental conservation and the ‘greening’ of higher education campuses. Her recent work examines masculinities, class, and gender dynamics in forest conservation and the greening of international development and higher education. She co-edited the volume Practicing Feminist Political Ecologies: Moving Beyond the ‘Green Economy,’ (Zed Books 2015) with Dr. Wendy Harcourt (ISS) and she is part of an ongoing collaborative project titled, Nature 2.0: New Media, Online Activism and the Cyberpolitics of Environmental Conservation (led by Dr. Bram Büscher).