Morality and the establishment of national parks: Social and political negotiations in Abel Tasman National Park (New Zealand) and in Park Adula (Switzerland)
My dissertation project extends a geographical perspective in order to understand social and political negotiations surrounding a national park project in Switzerland – Parc Adula. By introducing ethical questions into protected area research in the Global North, I follow the idea of a moral turn in human geography (cf. Smith 1997, 2000), and try to grasp principles of worth and understandings of justice in conservation disputes.
Generally, I am interested in human-nature relationships: How do we speak about our surroundings, and how do we shape and interact with what we call 'nature'?
FS 2011 & 2012: GEO 241 Geoökologie und Vegetationskunde
HS 2012: GEO 222 Humangeographie III
FS 2015: GEO 599 Excursion International Organizations Geneva
FS 2015 & 2016: GEO 386 Bachelor Thesis
FS 2016 & 2017: GEO 122 Humangeographie II
HS 2016–HS 2017: GEO 511 Masterarbeit
06/2017 2. Tagung Parkforschung Schweiz. Bern, Switzerland.
01/2017 Workshop 'Park Governance, Ethics, and Morality'. Zurich, Switzerland.
09/2016 27th session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL). Innsbruck and Seefeld, Austria.
04/2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). San Francisco, USA.
10/2015 German Congress for Geography (DKG). Berlin, Germany.
10/2014 High alpine photovoltaic installations workshop. Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland.
09/2014–present University of Zurich. Doctoral Candidate.
05/2014–08/2014 Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Specialist Geoinformation.
11/2013–04/2014 Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Internship, Radioactive Waste Management.
09/2008–10/2013 University of Zurich. Master of Science. Major Geography, Minor Biology.