Hanna Charlotta Wernersson

Doctoral Student

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

About Hanna Charlotta Wernersson

I am a PhD student at the School of Global Studies within the field of environmental social science. My research explores human-animal relations in Western culture, economy, politics, and practice. My PhD project focuses on the human-animal relationship within the realm of food production and, more specifically, in cattle farming. Questions that I investigate include how farmers' (and consumers') values and ideas/understandings of animals interplay with farm materiality and technology to produce certain ways of farming–farming practices. In these practices, certain relationships with animals and nature are made possible while others are made impossible. I am also interested in understanding how and why farm practices evolve, persist, and change. I work with ethnographic methods with an emphasis on audio-visual methods for data collection, analysis, and research dissemination.