Research consortium, funded by the Research Council of Norway. Part time research associate.
Dávggas was a three year multi-institutional research project that examined the economics and land-use conflicts of reindeer herding in Finnmark. Drawing on a political ecology approach, the project combined perspectives from human geography, sociology, economics and anthropology—with the aim of creating new knowledge and developing policy alternatives to improve economic outputs and reduce land-use conflicts within the industry.
In Northern Sámi, Dávggas means elastic, resilient, flexible, tough. The name highlighted the resilience and flexible adaptation of pastoralism and reindeer herding: an important point of departure for both research and policy formulation.