Kari Dahlgren recently completed her PhD in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work is situated at the intersection of economic and environmental anthropology, with a particular interest in the anthropology of extractive industry, climate change, and transition. Her doctoral thesis draws on fieldwork in two Australian coal mining towns, focusing on the livelihoods entangled with the industry. In the context of increasing questions about the future of the coal industry, Kari’s research speaks to the possibilities and limitations coal communities face in imagining and crafting their futures, and the moral and ethical implications of change.


  • 2019–present
    Research Associate, University of Melbourne


  • 2019 
    London School of Economics , PhD Anthropology
  • 2013 
    Oxford University, MSc African Studies