Maria Isabel du Monceau

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May du Monceau is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. She was trained as an anthropologist in Chile and has worked in the areas of forest sustainability, public participation in EIA, environmental conflicts, coastal zone planning and environmental education. Her specialization is in political ecology, environmental justice and indigenous movements in Latin America. May holds a Master in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex (UK) and she completed her PhD in UBC under the supervision of Dr. Terre Satterfield on ‘the political ecology of tree plantations and indigenous movements in Chile’. Her current work focuses on indigenous resistance and emerging approaches used by resource development projects (mainly extractive industries) to assess and mitigate the impact of their activities on indigenous territories. Her next plan is to carry out a ‘corporate ethnography’ to examine the perspectives of industry representatives on CSR initiatives and how they ascribe to those “moral” responsibilities as corporate entities.

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