Emily Savage is a visitng scholar at Sudd Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development from the School of International Development Global Studies at the University of Ottawa where she completed fieldwork in Kenya on land tenure security and housing development schemes in Nairobi. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography under the supervision of Dr. Jon Unruh at McGill University. Her research concerns the planned Lamu Port and Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) oil pipeline route. The objective of the research is to determine local perceptions of the project as well as local conceptions of meaningful consultation as they relate to land and livelihood security. Her study focuses on communities in Central Equatoria and Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan as well as Lamu, Kenya. This research also attempts to contribute to the broader questions in international development including: the role of oil in local-level growth, narratives of mega-infrastructure projects, and post-conflict land and livelihood security.
Other research interests include: governance of extractive industries, land management, coastal East African nationalist movements, and Canadian Aboriginal land systems and resource rights.
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