A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Gitte Westergaard
Gitte Westergaard (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Environmental Humanities affiliated with the Greenhouse at the University of Stavanger. Her research explores how museum practices and heritage management shape human understandings of nature. She holds a BA in History and an MA in Sustainable Heritage Management from Aarhus University.
Gitte is currently working on the research project, Beyond Dodos and Dinosaurs: Displaying Extinction and Recovery in Museums. Her focus is on the display of extinct island species through the lens of coloniality and narrative-building of mass extinction. Gitte also works as the editorial assistant for the Environmental Humanities journal. She has worked with museums such as the Women’s Museum in Denmark and Moesgaard Museum as well as the U.S. National Park Service at St. Croix, USVI.