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Academic Background

Natalie Djohari is currently working on the multi-partner EU-India research programme 'Coastal Transformations and Fisher Wellbeing' (FISHERCOAST). She will be exploring the implications of coastal change over time for the equity, growth and wellbeing of coastal communities.

Natalie's principal research interest is in understanding how and why things ͚matter͛ to people. In particular, how sensory experience, material cultures and affective geograhies shape the way people make and express emotional attachment to places and practices. A core aspect of this work has explores the experiences of children and young people: how they cope with social exclusion and troubled familial relationships, and the way young people narrate and publicly express complex emotions. She is particularly interested in how affective experiences motivate young people to transform their values into social and political action.

Her doctoral research in Social Anthropology (University of Sussex) explored the political mobilisation of the children of the disppeared in Guatemala. She has since been lead researcher for the Young People's section of Big Lottery Funded "Social and Community Benefits of Angling" programe and worked on research exploring young people's awareness of sports gambling; the development of humane values through experience based learning in elite international schools; and ghost walks.  Most recently she was guest editor of the Special Issue of Children's Geographies: Rethinking Safe Spaces.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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