Making links with overseas postgraduates: from Norway to Mexico
Ann Varley as examiner and external supervisor
Professor Ann Varley was one of the two ‘opponents’ in the examination of a PhD submitted to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim on 11 December. The thesis, by Frode Flemsæter, was on ‘Geography, law and the emotions of property: Property enactment on Norwegian smallholdings’. Ann was invited because of her work on property in the home in Mexico. Her article on ‘Modest expectations: gender and property in urban Mexico’ will be published by the Law and Society Review in the New Year.
Ann’s visit to Trondheim gave her chance to renew contacts established with the NTNU geographers at a postgraduate workshop to which she contributed in 2007.
Ann’s work with graduate students overseas also includes her role as external supervisror for two PhD students working on urban Mexico, one at the Department of Urban Planning and Policy of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and another at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México