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New workplace student at NIAS
May 9, 2021 - 04:04
Tomas Cole is a new workplace student at NIAS, he studies at the Department of Anthropology at University of Copenhagen. Tomas will be staying at NIAS for the next 6 months to write his thesis, with the project title “In God’s Hands with Salvation Blues: Dependence and Debt Among Karen: Refugees living in Thailand Injured by Landmines”.
Research areas: The existential limits of autonomy on the lives of Karen (an ethnic group from Burma) refugees living in Thailand who have been injured by landmines. In particular Tomas is interested in how political violence and protracted internment in closed refugee camps plays into intersubjective relations and how people strive to strike a balance between depending on others and maintaining a sense of autonomy.