Savannah Schulze

Savannah Schulze

Graduate Student // Anthropology

Ph.D. Candidate // Anthropology

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Office: STON B1


Mountain gorilla conservation, displacement for conservation, communities and conservation, global enivronmental governance, political ecology, and collaborative methodologies.

Savannah is a member of the Remis Research Group headed by Dr. Melissa J. Remis. As a research group we explore innovative ways to study the human-ape nexus throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Savannah’s research focuses on the impact of global environmental governance and conservation initiatives and polices on indigenous forest people in southwestern, Uganda. More specifically, her PhD work investigates the ways that displaced Batwa (indigenous forest people) communities have renegotiated their cultural identities and relationships with the forest and gorillas in response to global conservation governance, gorilla tourism, and local management practices in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) and nearby region.

Follow PhD Candidate Savannah Schulze as she conducts 15 months of dissertation fieldwork starting this October 2016. Follow her research blog at or to learn more about the Remis Research Group visit her page at

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