Department of Geography and the Environment

Sara Diamond

LecturerPh.D., UT Austin

Sara Diamond



Sara is a PhD graduate from the Department of Geography and The Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research examines drivers of natural resource use and governance strategies in rural communities in the Peruvian Amazon. She is particularly interested in the gendered aspects of resource governance, natural resource use, resource management priority setting, climate change adaptation, and participation in formal resource policy processes. 

Sara is a faculty member for Where There Be Dragons semester abroad Andes and Amazon program and also works as a research consultant, most recently for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to examine multi-scaler resource governance and climate change adaptation strategies in the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Communal Conservation Area (Loreto, Peru).  She has previously worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS-Peru), Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental de Amazônia (IPAM)(Brazil), the Amazon Conservation Association (Peru), Green Science Policy Institute, Women’s Earth Alliance, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Amazon Watch. 




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