Lindsay Ofrias is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology. Her dissertation examines people’s struggles for conservation, survival and well-being in the extractive frontier of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
More specifically, her work, which lies at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology, political ecology and Latin American Studies, probes the relationship between violence against environmental defenders and harm to the environment. Her conference presentations, policy papers, academic articles, and multimedia reports are likewise committed to documenting grassroots efforts for healing and justice.
In 2019, Lindsay was a co-organizer of the Indigenous/Settler conference at Princeton.