Summary: Resilience, Tourism, Food, Anthropology, Environmental Humanities
Location: LHRI 1.04
I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental Humanities (ENHANCE) at the University of Leeds. My work examines the intersection of tourism, agriculture (wine) and community resilience in post disaster context. In particular, my research uses resilience narratives found in travel guidebooks to inform an ethnographic case study of community resilience in northwestern Italy.
Our collaborators in the ENHANCE ITN are the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at the LMU in Munich and the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory in Stockholm. Within the network, I work with Arvid van Dam at the University of Leeds on the Waterworks project in which we problematise the cultural constructs of water-related crises in a pan-European context. Our work on this project is intended to inform EU policy and is expected to be completed in late 2018.
My background is in an array of project management, social justice and environmental work. I hold undergraduate degrees in history and in French with a theatre minor from the Penn State University. I completed my Masters with distinction in Culture, Health and Medicine (Medical Anthropology) from the Australian National University. I've conducted fieldwork in remote Australia, southern Madagascar and, soon, northern Italy.