PhD candidate University of Aberdeen
Msc Politics, University of Glasgow, 2008-2009
MA Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, 2002-2006
human-animal relationships, domestication, landscape, landscape and memory, relationships with the sea, conservation, identity
Originating from the sub arctic landscapes of Shetland, the Shetland pony is the UK's most northerly native breed of horse. Through my research I will examine historic and contemporary relationships between people and ponies in Shetland. I will focus on these relationships with particular reference to the interrelated themes of knowledge, identity and landscape.
3 year Studentship, Arctic Domus, University of Aberdeen