Mari Arold

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

Supervisor: Dr Ariell Ahearn

Looping forest: Analogue and digital mediations of landscape and identities in post-Soviet Estonia

Academic Profile

Mari researches the relationships between landscape, identity and environmental governance. Her doctoral study explores competing forest imageries amid an environmental conflict in post-Soviet Estonia, with a particular focus on forest mediations through embodied experiences, digital tools and platforms, and group identities. To interpret the material and discursive underpinnings of people's relationship with forest, Mari draws on cultural and resource geography, digital anthropology and digital geographies and more-than-human approaches to knowledge.

Mari's academic interests span across social sciences, environmental studies and humanities. She holds a Master's degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in Theology and Sociology from The University of Bristol. She is currently an Economic and Social Research Council scholar and DPhil candidate in Geography and the Environment.