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Terena Koster

Towards alternative Karoo stories: An ethnographic inquiry into the multiple ontologies that come to gather on a damaged landscape

Terena’s research project investigates the conditions required to generate a liveable Karoo landscape. She has worked with livestock farmers in the Karoo region who identify their work as a kind of reclamation of what their foreparents decimated. In this research, she follows the arts of living on a damaged Karoo veld and the multispecies entanglements that allow this to happen in a context where life is constantly at stake. 

Terena is completing her master’s degree in the EHS program, having completed an honours in Social Anthropology. Her research interests are in the areas of anthropology in the anthropocene, post-humanism, the non/living, urban ecologies, queer theory and storying.