Annina Michel

Annina Michel

PhD student

Human Geography

Tel.: 044 63 55243

Room number: Y25 L 34

annina.michel@geo.uzh.ch

Research Project

Morality and the establishment of national parks: Social and political negotiations in Abel Tasman National Park (New Zealand) and in Park Adula (Switzerland)

http://www.research-projects.uzh.ch/p19746.htm

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'? 

Teaching

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

Presentations

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.         

curriculum vitae

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. 

Publications