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Ragnheiður Bogadóttir
Assistant Professor in Social Science, Ph.D.
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Telephone +298 292579
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  • About
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  • Research
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  • CV
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Research interests
  • Political Ecology
  • Sustainability Science
  • Environmental History
  • Ecological Economics
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Metabolism
Latest publications

Bogadóttir, R. (2020). Blue Growth and its discontents in the Faroe Islands: An island perspective on Blue (De) Growth, sustainability, and environmental justice. Sustainability Science, 15(1), 103-115.

Bogadóttir, R. (2020). The Social Metabolism of Quiet Sustainability in the Faroe Islands. Sustainability, 12(2), 735.

Nikula A., Turunen M., Bogadóttir R., Markkula, I. and Kantola S. (Forthcoming). "PPGIS for a better understanding of people’s values – experiences from Finland and the Faroe Islands." Book chapter in McDonagh J. and Tuulentie, S. (eds.) Sharing Knowledge for Land Use Management: Decision-making and Expertise in Europe's Northern Periphery. Edward Elgar Publishing

Lidestav G., Bogadóttir R., Ólafsdóttir R., Myntti E-L., Sandström P., Sandström S. (forthcoming). "Traditional knowledge and natural resource governance: A gender perspective." Book chapter in (eds.) McDonagh J. and Tuulentie, S. Sharing Knowledge for Land Use Management: Decision-making and Expertise in Europe's Northern Periphery. Edward Elgar Publishing

Description of teaching

I have been teaching and supervising at university level since 2008 in a number of fields and subjects including Environmental Sociology, Environmental History, Environmental Justice, Sustainability Science, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, GIS Methods and more.

Overview

Current course responsibility (University of the Faroe Islands)

  •  Practice Learning within the Master Learning Framework (25 ECTS)
  •  Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (2,5 ECTS)

Previous course responsibility (University of the Faroe Islands)

  • Methodology in Master Learning (10 ECTS)

Previous course responsibility (Lund University, Sweden)

  • Miljöhistoria/Environmental History (7,5 ECTS)
  • Global Environmental Justice - web course (7,5 ECTS)
Description of research

As a human ecologist I am broadly interested in the study of human-environmental relations in different cultural contexts. My research has focused on long-term environmental change and sustainability, local knowledge and resource governance, social metabolism and environmental justice.

Present projects
  • ArcticHubs Global drivers, local consequences: Tools for global change adaptation and sustainable development of industrial and cultural Arctic “hubs”. Funded by the EUs Horizon 2020 research and Innovation Programme. Project period 2020-2024.
  • NorValue. Sustainable value chains. Funded by NordForsk
Finished projects
  • BuSK Building Shared Knowledge Building shared knowledge capital to support natural resource governance in the Northern periphery. Funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic 2014-2020 Programme Project (see https://www.luke.fi/busk/). Project period: 2016-2019.
  • My PhD work was funded by FORMAS (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agriculture and Spatial Planning) through the project Power, Land, and Materiality: Global Studies in Historical-Political Ecology as a Framework for Assessing Policies for ”Sustainable Development”
  • Fieldwork for my graduate work was funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency's Minor Field Study Grant

     

Overview

Bogadóttir, R. (2020). Blue Growth and its discontents in the Faroe Islands: An island perspective on Blue (De) Growth, sustainability, and environmental justice. Sustainability Science, 15(1), 103-115.

Bogadóttir, R. (2020). The Social Metabolism of Quiet Sustainability in the Faroe Islands. Sustainability, 12(2), 735.

Nikula A., Turunen M., Bogadóttir R., Markkula, I. and Kantola S. (Forthcoming). "PPGIS for a better understanding of people’s values – experiences from Finland and the Faroe Islands." Book chapter in McDonagh J. and Tuulentie, S. (eds.) Sharing Knowledge for Land Use Management: Decision-making and Expertise in Europe's Northern Periphery. Edward Elgar Publishing

Lidestav G., Bogadóttir R., Ólafsdóttir R., Myntti E-L., Sandström P., Sandström S. (forthcoming). "Traditional knowledge and natural resource governance: A gender perspective." Book chapter in (eds.) McDonagh J. and Tuulentie, S. Sharing Knowledge for Land Use Management: Decision-making and Expertise in Europe's Northern Periphery. Edward Elgar Publishing

Hovgaard, G. and Bogadóttir R. (2018). "Participatorisk GIS, planlægning, og aktionsforskning i lokalsamfund". In Bilfeldt, A., Jørgensen, M. S., Andersen, J., & Perry, K. A. (red.) Den ufærdige fremtid -Aktionsforskningens potentialer og udfordringer. (Open Access udgave udg.) Aalborg Universitetsforlag.

Bogadóttir, R. and Olsen, E. S. (2017). Making degrowth locally meaningful: the case of the Faroese grindadráp. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 504-518.

Bogadóttir, R. (2016). Time-space Appropriation in the Inka Empire: A Study of Imperial Metabolism. Doctoral Dissertation. Lund Studies in Human Ecology 15. Media-tryck, Lund University, Lund.

Hornborg, A., Eriksen, L. and Bogadóttir, R. (2014). “Correlating Landesque Capital and Ethnopolitical Integration in Pre-Columbian South America.” In (eds.) Håkansson, T. and Widgren, M Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek, CA. Pp. 215-231.

Bogadóttir, R. (2012). “Fleece: Imperial Metabolism in the pre-Columbian Andes.” In (eds.) Hornborg, A. Clark, B. and Hermele, K. Ecology and Power: Struggles Over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future. Routledge Series of Ecological Economics. Routledge. Pp. 83-96.

Bogadóttir, R. (2012). “Fish Ball Soup.” In (eds.) Baldacchino, A., and Baldacchino G. A Taste of Islands: 60 Recipes and Stories from our World of Islands. Prince Edward Island: Island Studies Press. Pp 14-17.

Education

2016 Ph.D. Human Ecology, Lund University, Sweden.

2008 MSSc. Human Ecology: Environment, Culture and Development, Lund University, Sweden

2006 BSSc. Social Anthropology, Lund University, Sweden

Positions

2017 Assistant Professor

Talks
  • Invited participant and speaker at workshop on Degrowth, buen vivir and other paths toward human-environment well-being and Annual Conference of the Univeristy of Florida Center for Latin American Studies. Gainesville, Florida, US, 7th–10th April 2018

  • Analyzing Time-Space Appropriation: An Archaeological Approach to Political Ecology. Invited speaker at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 12th April 2017.

  • The Political Ecology of Large Scale Industrial Projects: implications for human health and well-being in Greenland. Paper presentation at the PhD Summer School on “Health, Society and Environment in Relation to Large-Scale Industrial Projects”

  • Nuuk, Greenland, 5th-9th September 2013

  • Discourse, Environmental Policy, and Perceptions of the Environment: a Case from the Faroes. Paper presentation at the NIES Research Symposium VI: Environmental Policy-making in a Dynamic World, Hornafjörður and Reykjavík, Iceland, May 15th – 19th 2012

  • Imperialism and Agricultural Intensification in the Andes, Presentation with Alf Hornborg at First World Congress on Environmental History, Copenhagen, August 2009