Elisabeth Olsen

PhD student

Research Overview

My PhD project is titled “Forking paths? Participatory (Action) Research on food-political visions and changes in the Faroe Islands and in São Tomé and Princípe”. Conceptually, I draw from economic anthropology, feminist economic geography, ecological economics, political ecology, rural sociology, peasant studies, island studies as well as decolonial and postcolonial theory. The project engages practically with local food-political visions and initatives in both research contexts, while also exploring connections between these very unique island societies and contextualising them in relation to global environmental challenges and political-economic dynamics.

Keywords: food sovereignty, translocalism, islands, cultural and political ecology of food, post-development.

From the ‘Right to the City’ to the ‘Right to Metabolism'
Olsen, E.S., Orefice, M., Pietrangeli, G. 09/2018 In: Housing for Degrowth. Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Making degrowth locally meaningfull: the case of the Faroese grindadráp
Bogadóttir, R., Olsen, E.S. 5/01/2017 In: Journal of Political Ecology. 24, p. 504-518. 15 p.
Journal article