University of Calgary

Anna Bettini

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Research Interests

About Me

Dr. Anna Bettini is a postdoctoral research associate at the Calgary Institute for Humanities at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include anthropology of energy, environmental history, processes of deindustrialization, and social and environmental justice.

Originally from Italy, she completed her university studies in the U.S. and in the U.K, where she received a double B.A. degree in Anthropology and Primate Behavior & Ecology from Central Washington University and her M.A in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent. In 2021, she successfully defended her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada. In her doctoral research titled “Voices from a Fractured Landscape: Fracking, Senses of Places, and Risks in Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand”, Dr. Bettini explored the perspectives on hydraulic fracturing in Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand, to understand the changes and the impacts people have experienced around their senses of place and belonging. Her ethnographic study unveiled the risks and living conditions experienced by those living in fossil fuel-dependent regions, where new or unconventional extractive techniques occur.

Her current multi-sited ethnographic research in Canada and New Zealand examines the displacement of oil and gas workers resulting from the changes occurring in the fossil fuel industry as energy transition processes are being strategized and taking place.

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Curriculum Vitae


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