Elisa Maria Lopez

Affiliated Researcher at Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology; Affiliated

Visiting address:
Thunbergsvägen 3 H
Postal address:
Box 631
751 26 Uppsala

Short presentation

My doctoral dissertation explored how space, nature, and difference is produced and negotiated in the Swedish Ore Fields, particularly in the context of mining-based displacement and resettlement. Research interests include: Extractive resource industries, colonalism, urban/spatial planning, and indigenous spacemaking with a regional focus on the Nordic Arctic.

Keywords: sweden urban planning anthropology indigenous studies arctic rural development mining

2021: Doctor of Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University. Dissertation title: "Transforming Kiruna: Producing Space, Society, and Legacies of Inequality in the Swedish Ore Fields"

2011: Master of Arts, Sociocultural Anthropology, Columbia University. Thesis title: “The Idea of North: Indigenous Identity, Land, and the Politics of Nature in Northern Sweden”

2006: Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts

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Elisa Maria Lopez