So what’s this all about, anyway? Here’s your guide to my big honking trip.
I’m working on my Ph.D. in the human dimensions of natural resources. That means that I’m interested in the ways that people and natural resources interact. My dissertation project, for which I’m preparing now, will look at those people who are heavy-duty volunteers for environmental causes. Perhaps you know such a person. Perhaps you are such a person!
I want to do this project in more than one culture, because the idea of “volunteerism” is very different around the world. So… I guess I have to travel! Darn it.
This summer I am going to visit the two other countries (besides the U.S.) in which I want to do my dissertation project: Greece and Norway. I will then make a quick jog (!) over to Germany to attend a Human Dimensions conference, at which I’ll be presenting a couple of posters. Then home, and lots of kitty snuggling.
So: first Greece (Athens, Santorini and Crete):
Then Norway (As and Oslo:
And finally, Germany (Hannover):
Here’s hoping I’ll have a little time here and there to post photos and stories from my travels!