Monica is an environmental anthropologist. She has conducted extensive etnographic fieldwork and sociological surveys in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Her research topics are land commons, forests, pastoral practices, timber logging and trade, human-animal relations, nature conservation and rewilding. Currently she is affiliated with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany.
George is a social anthropologist interested in political ecology and construction&protection of natural heritage. The title of his PhD research at IMT Lucca, Italy, is "Wilderness Production and Protection in Eastern Europe: Towards a synthesized critique of neoliberal conservation and its impact on forest livelihoods."
Photography & Editing
Arryn is a visual artist. He has a Doctorate of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art, Australia, where he taught painting from 2005-2012. He has held solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. He contributes to our project with photography and editing of visual and written content.