Grantham Scholar Dr Sally Faulkner is now a Conflict and Security Research Advisor at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. At the Grantham Centre she researched the social changes in households and communities in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon as a result of mining industry migration.
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.
This project is part of the Acting Together Against Climate Change interdisciplinary scholarship network.
Sally wrote about her fieldwork in Peruvian mining towns for International Women’s Day. In the blog she asks if men and women can do the same ethnographic fieldwork. Read: Danger in the Market Place: Achieving Gender Equality in Social Research.
In 2017, Sally’s research took her to Peru, just as the country suffered the worst floods in recent memory. In this blog she reports from Peru on the environmental forces behind the flooding, and the Peruvian government’s response. Read: Peru’s El Niño flooding by Sally Faulkner.
In 2016 Sally helped organise a panel debate about clean energy: Acting Together Against Climate Change. You can watch this on our YouTube channel.
You can find Sally Faulkner on LinkedIn.