Rob Segeren

Rob Segeren MSc. Cultural Anthropologist

Social-ecological researcher

From an early age I have had a fascination with human diversity. Discovering other languages, other cultures, and the variety of ways in which people give meaning to their lives has always attracted me tremendously. During my college years I deepened these interests by examining social and cultural issues from a scientific perspective. During that time I became increasingly interested in the relationships between culture, society, and our natural environment. Human beings and nature are inextricably linked, and the ways in which people perceive their environment is often largely shaped by cultural beliefs. Unfortunately, this dimension is often neglected within the ecological approach. Being a socio-cultural researcher at HuFoSS, I hope to draw extra attention to these important aspects and use my knowledge and experience to actively contribute to sustainable initiatives and a better balance between nature, culture, and society.