Maria Andrea Nardi

Researcher, Director of Studies, affiliated with the university, Doctoral degree, Master degree, Magister degreeKnown as name: Andrea Nardi

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Alternative development, Argentina, Social movements, Latinamerica, Environmental geography, Agroecology, Political participation, Rural development, Territorial transformations, Conservation and development, Rural geography, Agriculture, Environmental justice, Human rights, Sub-Saharan Africa


My research interests focus on environmental change and territorial transformations in rural areas of the Global South. My fields of studies in environmental and development geography brought me to pay attention to the conflictive dynamics between economic globalization, internal armed conflicts, unequal geographies of development and local livelihoods. Conservation and development, peace and conflict and human rights are central to my current research interest. I have many years of fieldwork experience in forest regions, particularly in South America. My last field study took place in the Congo River basin in Cameroon´s borderlands with Nigeria, and I am now planning fieldwork in Uganda.

In the interdisciplinary research I will conduct from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund with research funds from FORMAS, I will study the politics of environmental governance and peacebuilding in post-conflict Uganda and Colombia. I will seek to reflect on the role of human rights policy, advocacy and scholarship, in advancing environmental protection and denouncing environmental injustices.

My PhD research was focused on agro-ecology as an alternative agriculture movement in Northern Argentina linking food production and political participation of small-scale farmers with claims over space. Development as social change and territorial and environmental transformations are interlinked dimensions central to my research.

Recent research outputs

Andrea Nardi & Yahia Mahmoud, 2018, (Accepted/In press) Islas de naturaleza. Perspectivas antropológicas sobre la conservación. Ferrero, B. (ed.). Rafela, Santa Fe, Argentina: Editorial Universitaria, Universidad Nacional de Rafaela

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Andrea Nardi & Ramirez, J., 2017. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

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