Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Leah VanWey

Associate Professor of Sociology
Associate Director of the Population Studies and Training Center
Faculty Affiliate at the Environmental Change Initiative

Research areas: Environmental Change

Leah VanWey has over a decade of experience working in rural Brazil, starting with studies of small farmers, household demographics, and land use change. Her current research examines the impacts of the Belo Monte dam construction on environment and socioeconomic development in ParĂ¡ and the sustainable development of large-scale agriculture at the cerrado-amazon transition zone.