Isabelle Hugøy

Position

PhD Candidate

Affiliation

Research

My PhD project Decarbonising Knowledge? Towards Carbon Neutral Agriculture in Norway and Costa Rica investigates ways of knowing in times of altering ecologies. It does so by taking a comparative approach to explore processes of transformation within the agricultural sectors in Norway and Costa Rica. Both countries aspire to decarbonize agriculture (i.e., make carbon neutral) and they currently promote soils' potential for carbon sequestration and storage. By focusing on human-soil relations, my project asks; how do humans relate to soils and other more-than-human beings in times of social, environmental and economic instabilities? What implications do efforts to decarbonize agriculture have for the knowledges that go into doing and managing agriculture in Norway and Costa Rica? And how is soil actualized across different knowledge registers in this aspired transition?

The project is inspired by, and a further development of, my MA project. The latter explored the relationship between visualism, practice, and knowledge in context of ecological alteration, through the specific case of the coffee leaf rust disease.

Publications
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Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
2024 "Unearthing care: Rooting alternative agricultural practices in Norway and Costa Rica". Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

2020. [co-authored with Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak & Siri Lange]. "Bringing the state back in. Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalsm in the  international energy sector". Focaal Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 88: 1-21.

2020. [co-authored with Ståle Knudsen and Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu]. "Standardizing responsibility through the stakeholder figure. Norwegian hydropower in Turkey". Focaal Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 88: 58-75 .

2019. [co-authored with Cecilie V. Ødegaard]. "Becoming 'Wild’ at the Intersection of Knowledges: Coffee Rust Crisis in Costa Rica". Ethnos Journal of Anthropology.

Chapters in Anthologies
2023 [co-authored with Oda Eiken Maraire]. "Samfunnsansvar Is Not CSR: Mapping Expectations and Practices of (Corporate) Social Responsibility in Norway". In: Ståle Knudsen (ed.) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism: Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Business Abroad, Berghahn: Oxford, pp. 63-91.

2023 [co-authored with Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak and Siri Lange]. "Bringing the state back in. Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalsm in the  international energy sector". In: Ståle Knudsen (ed.) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism: Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Business Abroad, Berghahn: Oxford, pp. 1-35.

2023 [co-authored with Ståle Knudsen and Ingrid Birce Müftüoğlu]. "Standardizing responsibility through the stakeholder figure. Norwegian hydropower in Turkey". In: Ståle Knudsen (ed.) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Paradoxes of State Capitalism: Ethnographies of Norwegian Energy and Extraction Business Abroad, Berghahn: Oxford, pp. 268-294.

Popular Scientific Articles
2024 "Når idealet slår sprekker". E24. 24.01.2024.

2020. [co-authored with Ståle Knudsen]. "Hvor ble det av samfunnsansvaret?". Dagens Næringsliv. 08.01.2020.

Theses
2016. “‘Before There Were No Diseases’. Perceiving the Coffee Rust Epidemic at the Intersection of Knowledge Systems”. [Master thesis]. University of Bergen, Norway.

Media
2021. "Vil inn på jærske gårder". Bondevennen. 

 

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