IKOS PhD Mid-term evaluation: "Whaling the Politics of Indigeneity"
We want to invite you to an open mid-term evaluation with our PhD-fellow in Environmental Humanities, Sonja Irene Åman. To comment on the candidates work, we have invited Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities from The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Dr. Michelle Bastian.
Sonja Irene Åman (photo: HF)
The mid-term evaluation is organized in two parts and starts with a 2-hour public seminar, followed by a closed meeting.
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the progress of the PhD project at a point when it is still possible to make small or substantial changes. In general, we want to know how the candidate is doing, how much work is done, and what is left.
About the PhD candidate and her Research
My main fields of interest are political ecology and perceptions of nature in policy and societal change. I am currently part of the Whales of Power research group, studying indigenous whaling and international whaling policy from an environmental humanities perspective. The title of my project is: "In Harmony with Nature": Whaling, Eco-Spirituality, and the Politics of Indigeneity.