Oil and gas

Tobias Haller

Tobias Haller

Since 2009 Tobias Haller is Professor in Social Anthropology at the Institute of Social Anthropology and CDE, University of Bern and lecturer at the ETH Zurich. He studied social anthropology, geography and sociology and made his PhD and Habilitation at the University...

Debbie Russell

Debbie Russell

I am interested in the marine ecosystem and species at the interface between the marine and terrestrial environments, namely seals and seabirds which are dependent on the marine ecosystem for food but on the terrestrial environment for breeding. I am particularly...

Leyla Sayfutdinova

Leyla Sayfutdinova

Leyla’s two-year postdoctoral research project will explore the construction of ‘oil city’ narratives in Baku, Azerbaijan. The main research objectives are to examine the official and unofficial narratives of urban continuity based on oil production in their socio-cultural context; to explore the practices of collective remembering and forgetting in constructing the narratives of Baku as a historical center of oil production; and to explore how an urban identity based on oil affects the imagination of a post-oil future among these groups.

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