Zdenka Sokolíčková, a member of our Department, conducts a field research in Svalbard. An interview (on her project, the town of Longyearbyen and its changing environment, its inhabitants, Zdenka’s husband and sons who joined her on the research-stay…) is available here.
For nearly two years, Czech anthropologist Zdenka Sokolíčková has lived in Svalbard with her husband and three children, studying how local people perceive the effects of climate change. What was it like adapting to life high up in the Arctic? And what are the outcomes of her research? These are just some of the questions I discussed with Zdenka Sokolíčková on the phone to Longyearbyen. I started by asking her about her decision to move to Svalbard…