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Alison Neilson

Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
Researcher and educator who works with fishing communities in the Azores Islands, Portugal

I'm a Portuguese /Canadian researcher who works on environmental justice issues in fishing communities of the Azores Islands, Portugal. I conduct narrative and arts-informed research on the way sustainability is understood and used in education and fishing policy. I ask how scientists and teachers ignore the knowledge and experience of the people who spent their lives on the ocean and who depend on healthy fish populations. I look at the way knowledge, wisdom and politics are mixed together.