PhD candidates 'Vet Values' University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam is currently seeking three PhD candidates for my ERC-funded project: Farm animal value-scapes: Veterinarians and the contrasting values of European livestock production (or *VetValues*).
The PhD candidates will do fieldwork in the Netherlands, Sweden or Italy.
VetValues is a comparative ethnographic study of how European livestock farming juggles food security and economic viability with mounting concerns about biodiversity loss and global warming, the development of
antimicrobial resistance and zoonotic diseases, and the compromised welfare needs of farm animals. The project focuses on veterinarians, professionals at the heart of the institutional and regulatory arrangements that shape
the politics and governance of human and farm animal life. Through the concept of value-scapes, we will explore how values are enacted in care practices and embedded in regulatory frameworks, veterinary knowledge,
landscapes, animal bodies, barns and farming traditions.