Anna G.
Senior Researcher
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My research interests primarily revolve around the relationships between politics, institutions, civil society and industry with a main focus on environmental governance, natural resource management and climate policy. In my previous projects, I have studied oil pipelines and energy infrastructure in the United States, extractive industries in Guatemala, tourism development in Nicaragua, and tourism and the environment in Iceland. Previously, I have also worked in the tourism industry in Iceland, primarily with planning trekking and backpacking trips in Iceland and Greenland. I am particularly interested in how local communities, especially in rural areas, can influence opportunities for establishing good institutions, decision-making processes and practices that facilitate positive environmental and societal changes.


2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2019: PhD in Geography at the University of Denver

2014: MPhil in Culture, Environment and Sustainable Development from the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo

2012: BSc in Tourism Studies from the University of Iceland