- Teaches on 3 courses
- Course convener for HEKN12 and module 3 on HEKA12 and HEKA22
Pernille Gooch is Associate Professor in Human Ecology. She received her PhD in social anthropology from Lund University in 1998 for the thesis At the Tail of the Buffalo: Between the forest and the world arena on the relationship between pastoral nomads and the forest based on extensive fieldwork in the Indian Central Himalayas. Her main focus of research is the political ecology of human-environmental relations, lately centered on the environmental crisis and the consequences of environmental and climate change. Issues of interest include environmental justice, livelihood, gender issues, food, water, pastoral and agricultural systems, agro-ecology, migration, environmental history, agricultural practices, agrarian history, disaster research and participatory methods. She has done extensive fieldwork in the Himalayas, a region severely affected by global warming. She has worked in multi/cross-disciplinary research groups and collaborates with a wide network of researchers and research institutions in both Europe and India. She has lectured, developed courses and been course convener at both graduate and under graduate levels in a large number of subjects, such as: Political ecology, development studies, rural development, gender studies, cultural ecology, anthropological theory, sociological theory, environmental sociology, method and epistemology, philosophy, environmental ideologies, and environmental history.
Current research projects
Gooch is presently the coordinator of two research projects concerned with the Himalayas:
- Climate Change, Water and Rural Livelihoods: Assessing Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Potential Adaptive Strategies in the Eastern Himalayan Region of India with Dr. Anamika Barua, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Guwahati, Assam, India. Funded by SIDA/VR.
- Participatory Assessment of Sustainable Scenarios for Himalayan Pastoralism with Dr N. Farooquee, and Dr R. K. Maikhuri, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora, Uttarakhand, India. Funded by VR.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Assessing community’s capacity to manage change through resilience approach: a case from South Sikkim, India
- Building resilience to climate change - an alternative approach to reduce vulnerability of mountain communities
- Moving-with-animals through a landscape of ambiguity: Pastoralists on the margin of Indian society – following lines, crossing borders, and encountering limits
- Pastoralists, politics, and the impact of Rio 1992: a conflict over forest in the Central Indian Himalayas
- Trees: Conflicts between pastoralists, loggers and conservationists in the Himalayas
- An Ecological Analysis of Pastoral grazing in Alpine Areas of Niti Valley in Garhwal Himalaya
- Being nomads with a sense of place: pastoralists in the Central Indian Himalayas
- Building resilience to climate change – an alternative approach to reduce vulnerability of mountain communities
- Pastoralists, Power and Politics: A conflict over forest in the Central Indian Himalayas
- The future of pastoralism in central Himalaya under changing scenarios of nature 'conservation'
- Trails Towards the Unknown
- Trails into the Unknown
- A Dehra is a Place that Moves: eco-colonialism and the construction of nomads in the Indian central Himalayas
- Environmental policies, changing global discourses and local livelihoods
- Gender relations, food security, and agricultural production in the Central Himalayas of India
- Gendered agricultural production, impact of neo-liberalism, ecopolitics, and missing girls in the Indian Himalayas
- Gendered agricultural production, labour time, penetration of the market, and changing child sex ratios: A comparative study from the Indian Central Himalayas
- Inter-generational Interests. Uncertaintity and Discrimination: Declining Child Sex Ratios in India
- Rapidly Changing Landscapes, Policies and Local Livelihoods: Pastoralists and Peasants between Struggel for Subsistence and the Force of the Market in the Indian Central Himalayas
- Environmental Policies, changing global discourses, and local livelihoods
- Feet Following Hooves
- Intergenerational Interests, Uncertainty and Discrimination
- Scientific versus local knowledge: sustainability and power in the Central Indian Himalayas
- Victims of Conservation or Rights as Forest dwellers: The Van Gujjar Pastoralists between Contesting Codes of Law
Farooquee, Nehal, P. Gooch, and N. K. Maikhuri (eds.) (2011) Sustainable Pastoralism in the Himalayas. Indus Publishers, New Delhi.
Gooch, P. (2014) “Daughters of the Hills: Gendered Agricultural Production, Modernisation, and Declining Child Sex Ratios in the Indian Central Himalayas” in Fischer-Kowalski, Marina, Reenberg, Anette, Schaffartzik, Anke, and Mayer, Andreas (Eds.) Ester Boserup's Legacy on Sustainability - Orientations for Contemporary Research. Springer (Human-Environment Interactions; 4, pp 159-173.
Gooch, P. (2009) “Victims of Conservation or Rights as Forest Dwellers: The Van Gujjar pastoralists between contesting codes of law” in Conservation & Society, Vol 7, issue 3, pp 239-248.
Gooch, P. (2008) “Feet Following Hooves” in Ways of Walking: Ethnography and Practice on Foot Tim Ingold and Jo Vergunst (eds.) Ashgate.