Department of Human Geography
SE-106 91 Stockholm
I am a PhD student in the department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. Within the ‘Historical Geography and Landscape Studies’ profile, I will investigate human-environment interactions in the Laikipia province. My research focuses on seasonal pastoralist migration routes, migration and land-use policies, and negotiated access to natural resources. I am particularly interested in negotiations, trends and paths, which shape access to land and its attributes along the migration routes as well as the forests as final destination, resulting in the current state of seasonal migration and land and forest governance.
I had completed a MSc in International Development Studies and International Land and Water Management at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. My major thesis examined smallholders’ access to land and water in groundwater based farming systems in the drylands of Gujarat, India. My minor thesis investigated the existing narratives on the impact of biofuel production on smallholder farmers in relation to land rights and food security in Bahia, Brazil. After graduating I took a non-academic path: I spent one year in Spain and one year in Greece to learn more about Europe and to work with NGOs relating to my other interests: football and the integration of minorities.