UCL Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites: Twitter: @davidwhyte131; Academia.edu: https://ucl.academia.edu/DaveWhyte
Year of Start: 2014
Supervisors: Dr. Allen Abramson, Prof. Charles Stewart
Subject: Social Anthropology
Fieldsite: Surf culture along Ireland's Atlantic coast
Cold water relations: Surfing waves and weather on Ireland's Atlantic coast
My PhD research is based on ethnography of surf culture along Ireland's Atlantic coast. It takes the human-wave relationship as its core analytical unit in order to examine precisely how a relationship between humans and the non-human environment is established and develops in this context, and how this relationship affects human sociality, politics, and ontological presuppositions relating to the environment in question.
- Ecological anthropology
- Environmental anthropology
- Ethnography of sea-borne practices
- Ethnography of Ireland
- Irish Politics
- Material culture
Presentations & Conferences
|Knowledge, Culture, Ecologies, Santiago, Chile, November 2017.||
"Defending waves from death: The case of "Duggie" the wave and its potential destruction."
Panel Shaping the flow: Anthropological encounters with water typologies.
|American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, USA, November 2016.||
"Learning through liquid: Knowledge as material movement in surfing and anthropology."
Panel Chair: Living in an (im)material world: The anthropology of earth, wind, and water).
|Transatlantic Connections Conference, Donegal, Ireland, January 2015.||
"Surfing and school down the line: Towards a more sensuous scholarship."
Panel: Surf and Skate Culture.
- 2017-2018 Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Philosophy. UCC Philosophy.
- 2016-2017 Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Material and Visual Culture, UCL anthropology.
- 2015-2016 Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Philosophy. UCC Philosophy.
Active member of DiEM25 Ireland and founding member of the DiEM25 Cork-1.