Lucy Marie Dodd

Lucy Marie Dodd

Degree Program: Ph.D.

About Lucy Marie Dodd

Lucy is a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology Department with a BA in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University. With a focus in environmental anthropology, Lucy’s dissertation examines the impact of globalizing and urbanizing forces on smallholder’s engagement with forest management and rural work in the Brazilian Amazon. Through her research with Amazonian communities, she highlights the role of the young people in community-based forest conservation and the importance of considering their livelihood desires and expectations for regional development and conservation efforts. She takes an inter-generational approach to understanding the effects of rural-urban mobility and migration on natural resource governance, livelihood strategies and rural identity in an environmentally protected area in the Brazilian Amazon.