UCL Department of Geography


Carolina Comandulli

Carolina Comandulli is a PhD student from the Anthropology Department at University College London (UCL) and a member of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group. She is starting her research in the Brazilian Amazon, looking at how digital technology can help indigenous peoples to communicate their needs and their perception of the environment in order to improve their livelihoods in the forest.

Before coming to the UK for her PhD, she spent four years working for the National Foundation for Indigenous Affairs (FUNAI), which is the Brazilian governmental agency in charge of protecting and promoting indigenous peoples' rights. There she occupied different positions, such as at the Indigenous Land Monitoring Department at the Sustainable Development Directorship.

She also holds an MSc in Anthropology and Ecology of Development from UCL, which resulted from an analysis of people-ark conflicts in Brazil.