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Anders Burman


  • Responsible for the undergraduate education in Human Ecology
  • Course convener for HEKX20 Political Ecology and HEKM20 and HEKM21 Transdisciplinary Critical Theories of Science I and II
  • Supervises Master's, Bachelor's and PhD theses


I am associate professor and senior lecturer at the Human Ecology Division. I received my PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Gothenburg in 2009, for a thesis concerned with indigenous activism, ritual practice, perceptions of landscape and place, and Bolivian state politics. 2009 to 2011 I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mainly related to Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology. My research interests include indigenous peoples and movements, activism, ritual practice, landscape, gender politics, climate change, political ontology, the issue of decolonization and knowledge production in relation to central topics of Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology with a geographical focus on Bolivia and Latin America.

Ongoing research

I am currently engaged in a comparative research project called “Indigenous peoples and climate change”, focusing on how climate change is perceived and explained differently by different actors and from different ontological lifeworlds in Latin America. My research focuses primarily on the contradictions arising from hegemonic notions of “nature” facing indigenous knowledge and understandings of the Andean landscape. I aim to understand how these contradictions are negotiated and articulated in the indigenized political language of, on the one hand, the Bolivian State and, on the other hand, emerging oppositional indigenous movements. The project runs over a period of four years (2014-2017) and is funded by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ).  


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Human Ecology
E-mail: anders [dot] burman [at] hek [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Human Ecology


Links to publications

2012. “Places to think with, books to think about: Words, experience and the decolonization of knowledge in the Bolivian Andes”. Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Special Issue, vol. 10, issue 1, pp. 101-120. 

2011. “Yatiris en el siglo 21: El conocimiento, la política y la nueva generación”. Nuevo Mundo, Mundos Nuevos, vol. 11.

The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

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