Susannah McCandless is a human-environment geographer and political ecologist who directs the International Program of the Global Diversity Foundation. Her fieldwork in the US and Latin America focuses on questions of the conservation of privately held land and the possibility of that it may function as a commons; and how gender, race, and ethnicity affect rights of access and movement. She has taught human geography at the University of Vermont, environmental studies at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and worked formally and informally with organizations focused on land reform, community forestry, ethnobiology, environmental justice, and migrant farmworkers. Her research focuses on the critical intersections between viable landscapes and just human livelihoods.
During her time at the Center she was working with the Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA).
Website Global Diversity Foundation