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RIA # 126: Dr. Reem Hajjar on Researching Forestry

Dr. Reem Hajjar

Dr. Reem Hajjar

On this episode, Kaite is joined by Dr. Reem Hajjar, an Assistant Professor of Integrated Human and Ecological Systems in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist, and studies the relationship between forests and livelihoods, and how various governance mechanisms and institutions (policies, norms, and markets) shape that relationship. Most of her work to-date has taken place in tropical and sub-tropical forests, with a recent extension into the Pacific Northwest of North America. Most recently, she’s been working on projects related to community-based forest management in Mexico, global reviews on community forestry and small-scale forest enterprises, gendered impacts of land grabs in Ethiopia, impacts of forest policy changes in Ghana, and cattle sector certification in Brazil.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Forestry Research [00:00-17:03]

In this first segment, Reem describes the discipline of forestry.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Researching Internationally [17:04-34:51]

In segment two, Reem shares about her international research and when she decides to expand to a new research site.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:38]: Learning Multiple Languages

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-05:41]: Extractive vs. Relational Research

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