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Eivind Senneset, UiB

Christine van der Horst

PhD Candidate, EcoLogic Project, Center for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

My PhD research is part of the larger project Ecologic: The Logic of Measuring, Managing and Governing Ecosystems. I study conflicts surrounding the management of marine and forest ecosystems in the Norwegian and Swedish parts of Sápmi, focusing particularly on the role of local and Indigenous traditional knowledge and nature representations beyond quantitative measurements. My research is interdisciplinary and bridges insights and methods from anthropology, sociology, history and political science. Much like CET, the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation and my homebase at UiB, I am driven by the responsibility and objective to produce actionable knowledge for a rapid and just transformation of society in times of climate and environmental crisis.

Before starting my PhD, I was the managing editor for the Yearbook of Polar Law Vol. VIII, and worked as a research assistant for the Arctic Anthropology Research Group at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. I completed an Eramus Mundus MA in European Migration and Intercultural Relations, and obtained my BA (honors) in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam University College. Broadly speaking, I am interested in critical socio-cultural approaches to environmental issues, including but not limited to environmental/energy justice; extractivism; climate migration; decoloniality; Indigenous studies/research ethics/methodologies and resistance.