SALISES Seminar Series 2018/19 - Professor Jörgen Hellman "Living With Floods & Coping With Vulnerability: Methodological Relativism and its Potentials"

Jörgen Hellman (, Professor in Social Anthropology at School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden. His research includes publications on cultural heritage, religion and politics in Indonesia and more recently also on climate change and floods in Jakarta.

After writing his thesis in 1999 about a student theatre in Bandung and its effort to navigate the political regime of President Suharto he has continued to work on West Java with a range of different questions connected to how national discourse influence everyday life. Through detailed empirical studies based on anthropological participant observation Hellman has studied religious practices such as fasting and pilgrimage.

In his most recent research, he has investigated how policies aimed to eliminate and control risk, such as floods, affect people living in hazardous urban areas.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:30
Mona Campus