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LUZ MARTIN DEL CAMPO
Lecturer – Department of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Luz Evelia Martin del Campo-Hermosillo (she, her, hers) is a first-generation college graduate born in Guadalajara, México, and a scholar in Ecological Anthropology and Gender Studies. Her gender analysis framework examines from 1991 to the present, the anthropogenic influences impacting tropical protected areas, conservation, sustainable development, land use, and landscape change in the Lacandón Rainforest located in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas, México. She earned her B.A. degree in Political Science, and M.A. degree in Applied Urban Anthropology at The City College of New York-CUNY, and her Ph.D. at the University of Florida, Gainesville (as a single parent) where she was an Alumni-Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI) Fellow. Her research in both the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and Lacandón Rainforest in México was supported by LUECI, the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) “Working Forest in the Tropics,” program, and the National Science Foundation “Ecology in an Era of Globalization,” research and travel awards. She is also a past Tenenbaum Leadership Initiative Fellow at the Milano New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. Her most recent scholarly presentation took place in August 2022, at St. John's College - Oxford University. The paper was entitled, "Mapping the Commodification of Tourism, Rainforest Conversion, and Lacandón Maya Self-Identity Resulting in Evolving Biodiversity Indicators.” Previously, she presented this body of work during the Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change Conference, held at the British Museum, and sponsored by its Department of Africa, Oceana, and the Americas, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.