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What Does It Mean To Adapt?: Gender, Climate Change, and Post-Conflict Transition in Nepal
Andrea Nightingale, University of Edinburgh
Andrea Nightingale is the Director of the M.Sc. in Environment and Development and a Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Edinburgh. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Geography, and has worked in Nepal since 1987 on questions of development, natural resource management, community forestry, gender, social inequalities, and governance. Her academic interests include pioneering work on socio-natures, critical development studies, and methodological work on mixing methods across the social and natural sciences. She is presently involved in a collaborative research programme with the University of Toronto, ForestAction Nepal, and NCCR investigating democratic governance in the post-conflict state, starting from rural areas and tracing back to the centre. She has worked closely with the Nepal-Swiss and the DFID-funded Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (both community forestry projects) in Nepal on their land management programmes, gender and equity programmes, and climate change strategies. She has also worked in India, Indonesia and South America during the course of her studies and short term consultancies. Presently her theoretical interests incorporate feminist work on emotion and subjectivity with theories of development, authority, collective action, and cooperation in common property situations. Her most recent theoretical and empirical work seeks toexamine the confluence of climate change and violent conflict.