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Ursula Münster

PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University

I am a social anthropologist working on topics concerning South Asia with interests in political ecology, multispecies ethnography, human-animal relations, science and technology studies, extinction, wildlife conservation, the Anthropocene, environmental justice, and environmental movements. I have conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural South India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala). I have been a visiting scholar at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore, India, at the Center for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram, India, and at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA. I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU, working on a monograph on human-elephant relations in South Indian wildlife conservation. In 2018, I took over the role of coordinator for the Doctoral Program Environment and Society. As of 2019, I am an associate professor of environmental humanities at the University of Oslo, and the director of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.