How does the mining sector impact on Peruvian communities through its influence on migration?

Supervisor

Dr Tom Goodfellow, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
t.goodfellow@sheffield.ac.uk | +44 (0)114 222 6913

Co-supervisor

Professor Andrew Geddes, Department of Politics

This project is part of the Acting Together Against Climate Change interdisciplinary scholarship network.


Grantham Scholar

Sally Faulkner

This project intends to examine the social changes in households and communities in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon as a result of the migration that occurs due to the pull of the mining industry. There is a particular focus on how miners have attempted to integrate into their new mining communities and how they maintain links with home. The project also aims to shed light understand how the illegal status of some miners impacts on these social relationships, and if and how these realities are reflected in local and national policy.

Contact: Sally Faulkner, slfaulkner1@sheffield.ac.uk