Department of Geography and the Environment

Sara Diamond

M.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis

Doctoral Candidate
Sara Diamond



Conservation Biogeography, Environmental Justice, Gender and Conservation, Tropical Ecology, Environmental Policy, Amazon Basin, Indigenous Rights, Sustainable Development, Political Ecology


Sara is a PhD candidate in 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, such as gendered labor, healthcare practices, resource management priority setting, and participation in formal resource policy processes.

Sara also works as a research consultant, most recently working with 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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