My four years of research as a PhD candidate has come to an end, and the results have been compiled in a thesis. Here is an online version of my “Kappa“, which is a summarizing and conceptualizing chapter to complement and add a bit of context for the four papers of the thesis (three published, one in review).
Welcome to join the defense, which will be held the 14th of September at 10:00 in Världen, Geocentrum I, Lund University. Associate Professor Line Gordon from Stockholm Resilience Centre will be my opponent.
The Faculty of Natural Science wrote an article about my latest research on large-scale land acquisitions and water use in Africa, and how land acquisitions might contribute to increased conflicts over water resources. See the article here.
I had the privilege to publish a blog post about art and science at the ENTITLE blog.
ENTITLE is a European network of research and training on political ecology that brings together scholars and fellows from a variety of institutions and disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. They are working in solidarity with social-ecological movements, people analysing and communities facing various forms of exploitation and dispossession from open-cast mining to land-grabbing, from toxic contamination to murder. Read more about ENTITLE here.
I had the opportunity to arrange an exhibition at the National Museum and House of Culture, in Dar Es Salaam, showing the paintings that were made in Tanzanian villages where land has been acquired by foreign agribusinesses. The paintings were made by local farmers, fishermen, and pastoralists, with instructions from the Tanzanian artist Joseph Mwalyombo.
The exhibition was highlighted in several news outlets, like the Daily News, blogs, and TV outlets. See Michuzi Blog, and Michuzijr Blog, for more pictures and info about the event (in swahilii).
My research was highlighted in the Lund University Magazine (LUM), read the article online here. It is about using art for scientific research about socio-environmental change in the context of large-scale land acquisitions.