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Cydney K. Seigerman

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PhD Candidate

Cydney is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation (ICON). Their dissertation work explores how socionatural (i.e., interrelated sociopolitical, environmental, and technological) processes shape and are shaped by the lived experience of water insecurity and in Ceará, northeast Brazil. Before pursuing her PhD, Cydney studied chemistry and Spanish language at the University of Michigan, graduating from the Residential College and Honors College in 2013.They then relocated to Madrid, Spain, where they served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, studied acting at the theater school La Lavandería, and ran competitively.

Of note:

Fulbright Research Grant, Brazil (2020)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF) (2019)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Spain (2013-2014)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  

          B.S. in Chemistry with High Distinction, High Honors in Chemistry and Spanish (May 2013)

          Phi Beta Kappa

La Escuela de Teatro La Lavandería, Madrid, Spain

          Curso Regular de Teatro (Professional Acting Course) (June 2017)

Articles Featuring Cydney K. Seigerman

PhD Candidate Cydney Seigerman and colleagues published an article on extreme rainfall events after a decade of prolonged drought impacts in the region of Sertão Central, Ceará, Northeast Brazil.

Congratulations to Cydney Seigerman, who was awarded the Fulbright award.

Cydney Seigerman of Detroit, Michigan, will conduct research in Ceará, Brazil. A Ph.D. student in anthropology and integrative conservation, she plans to study water insecurity at…

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