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I am a feminist geographer researching climate change induced water scarcity. I study differentiated vulnerabilities among women and minorities and how these groups adapt to climate change based on their local knowledge and Indigenous knowledge. I have also researched that role that migration and conflict play in (mal)adapting to water insecurity. Climate change mitigation has and will have a considerable water footprint, which in itself is gendered. Thus, my interest in extractivism, which many technological fixes to climate change rely upon, and particularly on its unpaid care and resistance dimensions.  

I have conducted research in KenyaTanzaniaEcuador,Venezuela and Appalachia in the USA. In 2023 I am starting projects in Skåne and Ecuador.

My ethical standpoint as a feminist geographer is grounded on the importance of participatory and decolonizing research methodologies, which demand the sharing of research results with participating communities. Accordingly, I have disseminated my research in different formats e.g. workshops with research participants and booklets in local languages.

I served as Coordinating Lead Author of the 2022 6th United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report. I led the chapter on Water in the 2nd Working Group on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation.

I am also interested in the neoliberal turn of the academia and its consequences for early- career female faculty and researchers. I am a member of the International Geographical Union Gender Commission Steering Committee.

Upcoming projects: 

- "Women’s resistance to extractivism. A transnational embodied framework for analysis" funded by FORMAS with Dr. Vasna Ramasar as a PI. (2023-2026) This research proposes to theorise this relation through a transnational study of women’s resistance to extractivism. Using interviews, body-territory mapping and workshops, the study will explore embodied experiences of women in extraction zones through two case studies in Ecuador and South Africa. The aim is to develop a transnational analytical framework for the link between the gendered effects of extractivism and the resistance to it.

- "Climate resilient development - a study of women and immigrant ecopreneurs’ led innovation in agriculture" (2023-2025) funded through Browaldhs Handelsbanked Postdoc. Departing from a feminist epistemological angle, at the intersection of human geography and innovation studies this project aims at understanding how the green transition in agriculture can be climate resilient, inclusive and innovative in a bottom-up and place-based manner. The project focuses on a case study of REKO Ringen in Sweden - local consumption groups marketing ecological produce through social media - as a prototype of organizational, communication and agricultural innovation that combines climate friendly practices with new entrepreneurial routines.


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