Georgina Montgomery and Amanda Lewis awarded NSF Grant

Doctoral candidate Amanda Lewis, under the supervision of Dr. Georgina Montgomery, will research the historical relationship between stakeholders involved in wildlife conservation in protected areas of Africa. She will conduct research in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Building on the scientific literature regarding conservation science in Amboseli, this research will add a new dimension of historical analysis by examining the perspectives of scientists, wildlife managers, and the population living around the park, comprised largely of Maasai. This research will provide a wide scope, from 1940 to the present, for examining changes in conservation policies and how they were received and implemented by the Maasai population.