Research Associate, Department of History
Hanne is a postdoctoral research associate with an Independent Scholar Fellowship from the Independent Social Research Foundation. Based at the History Department, she researches processes of socio-environmental change in rural communities of the Andean highlands. Integrating environmental humanities with ethnohistory, her current project explores the “more-than-human” histories of lake Poopó in Bolivia. Previously at the IGDC, she conducted historical-ethnographic research about socio-environmental change in the Colombian páramos and co-produced a CD, documentary and website as part of the interdisciplinary project ‘Integrating ecological and cultural histories to inform sustainable and equitable futures for the Colombian páramos’ (NERC, AHRC, GCRF).
Hanne holds a PhD in History from Ghent University (Belgium), where she also collaborated in the coordination of the Ghent Center for Global Studies, lectured in Latin American studies and global studies, and conducted postdoctoral research. In 2014-2015, she worked in development cooperation with NGOs and grassroots movements in Peru as “global engagement officer” of the socio-environmental movement CATAPA (Belgium). She has extensive archival research and field work experience in Bolivia, Peru and Chile, where she collaborates with academic institutions and social organizations.