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Published: 23 Aug, 2015

Nimmo Osman Elmi joins the FairTax team as a PhD student

NEWS Nimmo Osman Elmi is starting as a PhD candidate in the tax compliance field 1 September 2015 at Tema T, Linköping University. Nimmo is a social anthropologist and holds an MPhil from the University of Oslo where she conducted an ethnography of democratization processes in Somalia. She joins the FairTax team as a PhD student bringing expertise of understanding social phenomena from a macro perspective.

Nimmo Osman Elmi is starting as a PhD candidate in the tax compliance field 1 September 2015 at Tema T, Linköping University. Nimmo is a social anthropologist and holds an MPhil from the University of Oslo where she conducted an ethnography of democratization processes in Somalia. She joins the team as a PhD student bringing expertise of understanding social phenomena from a macro perspective. She is a multi-lingustic speaking Norwegian, English, Somali, Swahili and basic Arabic.

The main objective for this PhD position is to analyse one or several tax compliance initiatives from a qualitative perspective. Choosing such initiatives, the focus in this project is to describe, analyze and evaluate the response amongst stakeholder(s) subject to such initiatives. Analyzing these responses are pivotal because it shows how external stakeholders react and respond to various tax compliance initiatives.

Her research will use ethnographic methodologies. The chosen project will draw on two strands of research. It will critically evaluate and contribute to the development of qualitative research within the field of tax compliance. Secondly, the project will be situated in research on values and valuation practices as part of the development and diffusion of technology and/or scientific knowledge in society. This PhD position is thus based in science and technology studies but draw insights from critical studies of taxation.

Editor: Elin Andersson