Graduate student Ingrid Nelson is one of eight UO students to receive a U.S. Student Program Fulbright award this year. The grant will support her doctoral dissertation research, “Gender Equity and Rural Sustainable Development in Zambézia, Mozambique.”
A Ph.D. candidate in geography, Nelson delivered a CSWS “Noon Talk” last May. Nelson spoke about a groundbreaking new family law passed in Mozambique in 2004, which is meant to extend ecosystem access to the poor. She shared preliminary observations from her internship with a grassroots environmental organization in Mozambique in 2007. She also outlined her upcoming research concerning the implications and outcomes of this new law.
The Fulbright will support Nelson’s 10-month stay in Maputo and Quelimane, where she will compete the majority of her research in rural communities.
Nelson was the recipient of a CSWS and Center on Diversity and Community
(CoDaC) Award in 2007/2008 for “Forests and Women’s Lives: Locating Rural Women’s Power in the Context of Natural Resource Access in Mozambique.” Her advisor is Lise Nelson, a UO assistant professor of geography.