I am an interdisciplinary doctoral student at New York University researching natural resource politics and social movements in the Niger Delta. Although my primary research interest is the role of women in oil-reform protests, this blog also explores issues of human rights, governmentality, geography, and economic power. I started it to offer my up-to-date observations from the ground as I spent the past year navigating the political terrain of the area. Since then, it has become a platform for analyzing the field data I gathered and also for discussing pertinent current events while I am a Research Fellow in Florence, Italy.

I encourage readers to send me a message with questions, comments or suggestions. I love learning. And although I will always support information for the sake of information, I do ask that no content on this blog be reproduced without proper credits. Thank you.

Twitter: LaineStrutton
Youtube: lpb2108
Email: lps247@nyu.edu

6 responses to “About

  1. hey laine,
    i am fascinated and so proud by all the work that you’ve done! hopefully one day we can reunite. keep writing!

  2. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Keep up the good and necessary work.

    • Thank you for your support, Stephanie! I will pass on the Award. I follow your blog closely and appreciate the attention you give to lesser known forms of women’s rights violations. You keep writing and I will keep reading.

  3. Ellen Douglas

    I would like to get in contact with you regarding a special series I am producing. Please provide me with your email address and I will email you directly. Thank you. Ellen Douglas, Producer, Resourcemedia.com

  4. Fascinating work Laine!

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