Lien Vermeersch

Lien Vermeersch MA,

Lien Vermeersch has been awarded the Speckmann prize 2015 by the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology for her MA thesis 'Community-Conserved Freshwater Areas: A comparative study on effectiveness of fish sanctuaries'. For this thesis she did research and fieldwork in the Philippines. From mid-February onwards, she will be working with the NGO CEPA (Centro de Ecologia y Pueblos Andinos) in Oruro, Bolivia. In line with the subject of her thesis, she will conduct anthropological fieldwork with fisher communities that have been affected in their daily activities by an ecological disaster in November that caused the death of millions of fishes and birds in and around lago Poopo.