I study the service and support that global organizations, institutions, and initiatives provide countries for the implementation of climate-resilient development, in compliance with global climate agreements (e.g. Paris Agreement). More specifically, I am interested in the distinctions that are made between the technical and the political in decision-making on an international level, the cultivation of global imaginaries for reacting to climate change, and flexible governance. Moreover, I have a specific methodological interest in ambience, sound, and audio recordings. I have a background in environmental theory and science with degrees in environment literature (B.A.) and environment and natural resources (M.A.), and as a student in the anthropology department at Rice University, I am supported by the Fulbright Association of Iceland.
Expanding on my academic interests in the way that knowledge of climate change circulates between academic disciplines, I have had the privilege of working on a research project in Iceland dedicated to bettering the mediation of scientific knowledge on climate change to the public. This has been accomplished through the organization of public lectures and providing documentary filmmakers with exclusive interviews with climate scientists (http://earth101.is
In my fieldwork, I have served in global organizations, institutions, and initiatives for the mitigation of climate change.