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Anders Burman

Assistant Head of Department

School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

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 coordinate the research project “Negotiating the Middle Ground: Indigenous Cosmopolitical Brokerage in Latin America”, funded by the Swedish Research Council.

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