Dr Nora Sylvander

Dr Nora Sylvander

LSE Fellow in Environment

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Political Ecology, Environmental Conservation, Indigeneity, Latin America

About me

Nora Sylvander is a human-environment geographer interested in territorial conflicts, environmental conservation and governance, and racialisation in Latin America. Her research focuses on territorial and natural resource disputes between indigenous communities and non-indigenous migrants in Nicaragua. She also studies the political ecology of migration and market-based conservation mechanisms in Ecuador.

Nora holds a PhD in Geography from the Ohio State University, where her doctoral dissertation research was funded by the National Science Foundation. Prior to her doctoral studies, Nora worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Nicaragua as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on international climate policy.

Selected publications:

Sylvander, N. 2018. Saneamiento territorial in Nicaragua, and the prospects for resolving indigenous-mestizo land conflicts. Journal of Latin American Geography, 17(1): 166-194

Expertise Details

Political Ecology of Land and Natural Resource Conflicts; Environmental Conservation; Indigeneity and Mestizo Identity; Latin America