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Liv S Gaborit

Biography:

Liv S. Gaborit (cand.psych) is a PhD fellow at Roskilde University and DIGNITY – the Danish Institute Against Torture. She has been doing prison ethnography in the global south since 2013, working in places such as the Philippines, Lebanon, Sierra Leone and Kosovo. Her work connects individual experiences to institutional and societal structures.

Currently she is writing her PhD on experiences of imprisonment in Myanmar, as part of the project Legacies of Detention in Myanmar (www.legacies-of-detention-org). Her PhD builds on 15 months of fieldwork in Myanmar conducted from 2016 to 2018. During fieldwork she experimented with different methodological approaches such as how to do prison research from outside the prison and conducting a photo voice project with a group of former political prisoners.

During her stay at the Prison Research Centre she will be writing up articles for her dissertation on the topics of the importance of recognition for reintegration of political prisoners after release, and spiritual experiences in meditation and solitary confinement.