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R. Elliott Oakley

R. Elliott Oakley
Name
R. Elliott Oakley
Title
Organisation
Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
Telephone
E-Mail
Research Interests
Environmental anthropology, Amazonia, Guyana, Indigenous Peoples, Conservation and development, Waiwai people, personhood
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_anthropology/r._elliott_oakley

PhD Title

(Provisional) Opening the Waiwai ewto: Spatial and environmental relations in Masakenyarï

Supervisors

Dr Casey High

Dr Magnus Course

Research

I am completing my PhD in Social Anthropology based on research in southern Guyana on indigenous livelihoods and environmental conservation.  My work focuses on how indigenous ideas about land, the village (ewto), and sociality shape engagements with the state, environmental NGOs, and other outsiders.