Anders Burman

About Anders Burman

I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg (2009) and since 2017 I am an Associate Professor in Human Ecology. Previously, I was a Senior Lecturer at the Human Ecology Division at Lund University (2011-2017) and a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (2009-2011). Since the early 2000s, I have conducted ethnographic research in the Bolivian Andes, focusing on social movements and activist research, ritual practice, political ontology, environmental conflicts, traditional ecological knowledge, climate change and climate justice, and, more recently, migration.

I currently supervise PhD students in Social Anthropology, Peace and Development Research and English (Environmental Humanities). I teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily within the field of Political Ecology.

I am currently the PI of two research initiatives, both funded by the Swedish Research Council: one comparative project on Indigenous cosmopolitics and notions of development in Latin America (“Negotiating the Middle Ground: Indigenous Cosmopolitical Brokerage in Latin America”) and one large research consortium on the relation between climate change and migration in three mountain regions ("A New Interdisciplinary Framework for Studying the Relation between Climate Change and Migration").

Since 2019, I am the Assistant Head of Department, responsible for research and research education.