Staff at Department of Food and Resource Economics – University of Copenhagen

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Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Mattias Borg Rasmussen

Assistant professor

  • Section for Global Development

    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frb. C, Bygning B, 1. sal, Building: 1.107A

    Phone: +45 35 33 19 94

Primary fields of research

Climate; environment; indigenous peoples and the state; politics

Current research

I am broadly interested in rural livelihoods, identity politics and resource struggles from a qualitative, ethnographic perspective. In my research I focus on the intersections between local territorial control, externally driven demands on resources and community –cum-household conflict and cooperation. I have extensive field work experience from Latin America (Peru, Argentina) and Denmark and have published work that focus on how resources produce imaginaries of community in times of rapid ecological, social and economic change. 

I teach the MSc courses Research Planning and Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Governance, and reguarly supervise MSc thesis projects that focus on qualitative approaches to environment, resources and identity politics. 

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