Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy
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Hazardous Travels

Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy extrapolates the changing structures and dynamics underlying the international trade in toxic (waste) material from the 1970s onward.

Investigator: Simone Müller

Hazards in the Amazon

This PhD project traces the ecological and social transformations triggered by petroleum exploration and exploitation in the Ecuadorean Amazon from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Investigator: Maximilian Feichtner

Toxic Divide

This PhD project provides an environmental history perspective on the impact and creation of the hazardous waste trade between the two Germanys from the 1970s until the 2000s.

Investigator: Jonas Stuck

India’s Shipbreaking Business

This PhD project project aims to extrapolate the politics of the environment, discourses, and practices of ship demolition from the early 1990s to the contemporary period, using India as a case study.

Investigator: Ayushi Dhawan


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