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David R. Goyes

About me

I am a senior researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway. I hold a PhD in criminology from the same institution. My main lines of research are: Animal Rights; Consumerism, Globalisation, and Crime; Environmental Conflicts in the Global South; Indigenous Issues; Sociology of Environmental Law; and, the Politics of Knowledge Production about Crime.

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Lines of research

My research involves thorough collection of empirical data to understand social and socio-environmental conflicts. I am committed to good writing as a way to disseminate knowledge.  Learn more about my lines of research below.

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Animal Rights

We abuse animals in myriad ways, from clinical experimentation, to trafficking, to leisure hunting. What are the motivation behind those abuses?

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Consumerism, Globalisation, and Crime

What harms does global consumerism create? Who gets affected and how? What outlets for commodities exist?

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Environmental Destruction in the Global South

Who is destroying nature in the global South? What are the dynamics that lead to such behaviour? How can we study environmental harm and crime in the global south?

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Indigenous issues

Indigenous Peoples have been victimised for centuries, and the contributions they can make to society neglected. How can we understand this genocide? How can we use their knowledge to improve everyone's wellbeing?


Sociology of Environmental Law

How is environmental law created? How is it implemented? What effects does it have on society?

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The Politics of Knowledge Production about Crime

Who is producing what counts as knowledge regarding crime? How do global politics affect our knowledge on crime? And, what can we do about this?

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