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I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. As an interdisciplinary sustainability and environmental scientist, my research interest lies at the intersection of environment, development, and justice. I have worked on topics that include land tenure and land use change, food security, pastoralist mobility and livelihoods, community-based natural resources management, dryland sustainability, and sustainable energy transition. My research includes both theoretical and empirical work, and I have carried out research in East Africa and Central Asia. My recent work has appeared in Science, Nature Food, Landscape Ecology, Development and Change, among other journals.

There are two open postdoc positions in my research group, one focuses on Global Change and Health Inequality, the other on Human-Natural System Interaction Modeling. Feel free to get in touch!