I study the service that the UNFCCC secretariat offers national delegations in the diplomatic process on the global climate agreements (e.g. Paris Agreement). Specifically, I am interested in the the distinctions that are made between the technical and the political in decision-making on an international level and the cultivation of global imaginaries for reacting to climate change. Moreover, I have a specific methodological interest in ambience, sound, and audio recordings. I have a background in 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