Research Interests: Human-Animal Studies, Multispecies Ethnography, Urban Anthropology, Ethnography, Biodiversity Conservation
Biography: After completing a BA in Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2017, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in Anthropology. By enrolling in the Research Master in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, I was submerged in an interdisciplinary environment with the study of urban centers at its core. Through my MA thesis, was able to enter the field of human-animal studies and successfully combined my enthusiasm for anthropology with my childhood dream of becoming a biologist. After conducting fieldwork in Tokyo, Japan and The Hague, The Netherlands, I completed and defended my thesis titled ‘Persevering Pests: Human and Nonhuman Biopolitics of Urban Avian Pest Management in Tokyo and The Hague’ and graduated in 2020.
At the University of Roehampton, my PhD position will be part of the From ‘Feed the Birds’ to ‘Do Not Feed the Animals’ project, focusing on the ‘feed the birds’ side of the story. I will be studying human-animal feeding interactions and how differentiation (between bird species as well as human populations) takes shape in this more-than-human relationship.