Sophie Grig, senior campaigner at Survival International.
She has been with Survival since 1995 and has campaigned against the annihilation of tribal peoples in Bangladesh, India, Siberia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, West Papua and Indonesia. She has visited tribal communities in South America, Asia and Melanesia.
Sophie has also campaigned on uncontacted peoples in India and Melanesia; issues of tribal health and displacement; the dangers of imposing ‘development’ on self-sufficient tribal peoples; forcible evictions from tiger reserves and challenging prejudice against tribal people in India, where they are often portrayed as backward and primitive.
She has a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Anthropology from the University of Lancaster and an MPhil in Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Sophie has spent time living in Brazil and Japan, and is currently living and working in the United Kingdom.
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