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Christine Godeau


Works at

KBC-huset, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as doctoral student at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 4

My research interests revolve around land use change, driven by the global energy transition, and socio-ecological systems in the Arctic. Specifically, the intersect between land-based aspects of indigenous reindeer herding, permitting processes for land use development and the distribution of benefits and stressors among social groups within indigenous communities. My PhD project is situated within Environmental science with an interdisciplinary inclusion of Gender- and Indigenous studies. 

Methodologically, I aim to integrate approaches from ecology and participatory research. With a general interest in correlations of gender and impacts from land use change. Currently, I study environmental permitting processes for wind farms on Indigenous lands in Sweden. A material that highlights power dynamics and different knowledge systems. What arguments are being put forward by reindeer herding communities and what is being heard (and not heard) by decision makers?