Lize-Marié van der Watt is a researcher at the Division for History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She researches histories of polar pasts and polar futures, with a focus on the intersection between the environment, science, cultural heritage and critical geopolitics in the Arctic and Antarctica. Most of her work focuses on the Nordics, the North American Arctic and South Africa’s Antarctic history.
Areas of interest:
- Geopolitics, science and the Cold War
- Environmental history
- Polar heritage questions
- Areas beyond national jurisdiction
- Gender and polar history