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Carolina Schneider Comandulli is a PhD student from the Anthropology Department at University College London (UCL) and a member of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group and of the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability (CAOS).  She is doing her research in the Brazilian Amazon, with the Ashaninka people from Apiwtxa village (State of Acre – Brazil), looking at their own development model. Also, she is carrying a citizen science project with them using digital technology to support them in the protection of their territory.

Before starting her PhD, she spent four years working for the National Foundation for Indigenous Affairs (FUNAI), which is the Brazilian governmental agency in charge of protecting and promoting indigenous peoples rights. There she occupied different positions, such as at the Indigenous Land Monitoring Department at the Sustainable Development Directorship.  She also holds an MSc in Anthropology and Ecology of Development from UCL, which resulted from an analysis of people-park conflicts in Brazil.

Recent publications (2016-17):

Comandulli, C. ; coletivo de líderes da Associação Apiwtxa (2017) Ashaninka da Apiwtxa – expandindo os horizontes da gestão territorial e ambiental e a luta pelos direitos dos povos da floresta. Povos Indígenas no Brasil 2011-2016. Instituto Socioambiental (ISA).

Comandulli, C.; Assirati, Maria Augusta (2017) Editorial. Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies, 5 (1) pp. 3-8.

Comandulli, C; (2016) Gestão Territorial e Ambiental de Terra Indígenas: fazendo planos. RURIS – Revista do Centro de Estudos Rurais, 10 (1) pp. 41-71.

Comandulli, CVitos, MConquest, GAltenbuchner, JStevens, MLewis, JHaklay, ME(2016) Ciência Cidadã Extrema: Uma Nova Abordagem. Biodiversidade Brasileira , 6 (1) pp. 34-47.

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Research Interests

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Anthropology
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Citizen Science