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Lindsey Popken

UGA Arch
PhD Student, ICON & Anthropology

Lindsey Popken is a graduate student in the Integrative Conservation and Anthropology PhD program. 

Lindsey’s dissertation research will examine existing, novel, and emerging forms of Indigenous resurgence in conservation and ecosystem governance. Lindsey is particularly interested in the emerging forms of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations' resurgence in sea otter management on Vancouver Island. This work utilizes ethnography, policy and conservation project analyses, and other forms of qualitative data methodology, such as feminist standpoint theory. Lindsey is interested in how Indigenous resurgence in conservation and ecosystem governance is transforming conservation, ecologies, human and non-human relationships, and how these transformations challenge the settler-state’s sovereignty. 


Master of Marine Affairs (MMA), University of Washington 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology, and Minor in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, University of California, Davis (2019)

Associate of Arts (AA) in Social Science, Sierra College (2017) 

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