Agatha Explores

AgathaHerman_wAgatha Herman (GES) is a human geographer with interests in geographies of ethics and justice. In particular her research explores the role and impacts of socio-economic and environmental ethics in production systems and spaces.  She currently holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in which she is investigating the capacity of Fairtrade to promote resilient and ethical development within and beyond its producer communities. Building on her PhD research, this focuses on the Fairtrade wine sector and will involve fieldwork in South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Tunisia and Germany.

Agatha is currently part way through a 3 month fieldwork stint in South Africa and is writing about her experiences in her blog –

‘After my first post about just some of the day-to-day things that we do and experience here, it got me thinking about some of the other things that we now just seem to take for granted (amazing how quick you acclimatize!):

Mosquitoes: when we first arrived we didn’t realise (a) just how many mosquitoes there were in the evenings and (b) how tasty we were to them. After getting 19 bites in about 3 days we realised action needed to be taken………….’