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Laragh Larsen, Trinity College, Dublin.

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Biography

Laragh Larsen is a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin. She is currently investigating the historic and socio-economic dimensions of environmental change and disease transmission in eastern Africa as part of the EU FP7-funded project, HEALTHY FUTURES. Prior to this she carried out research on the human dimensions of environmental change theme of the EU-funded CREATING project. Laragh carried out her PhD thesis in historical geography in Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 2007, and also previously obtained a B.A. in Geography through Natural Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College. The title of her PhD thesis is Shaping the Symbolic Landscape: Public Monuments in Nairobi, 1899-1992.

Contact

llarsen AT tcd.ie

Research Interests

Historical geography - environmental history.

Themes

Earth, Water.

Selected Publications

Larsen, L. (2011) Notions of Nation in Nairobi's Nyayo-Era Monuments, African Studies, 70 (2), 264-283.

Larsen, L. (2012) Re-Placing Imperial Landscapes: Colonial Monuments and the Transition to Independence in Kenya, Journal of Historical Geography, 38, 45-56.