PhD defence by Elyse Noble Mills

Transnational fishers' movements and the politics of global fisheries
PhD student

Elyse Noble Mills

Tuesday 21 Dec 2021, 16:00 - 18:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Aula B and livestream
International Institute of Social Studies
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is not possible to attend this defence in-person.

The defence can also be followed LIVE via ISS livestream (see 'Watch the defence live' below)


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On 21 December 2021, Elyse Mills will defend her thesis 'Transnational fishers' movements and the politics of global fisheries'

In her thesis, Elyse Mills explores the roles of social movements in the politics of global fisheries. She focuses on two transnational movements - the World Forum of Fisher Peoples and World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers - exploring three connected analytical spheres:

  • transnational movements contesting and seeking to influence the politics of global fisheries;
  • international political spaces movements are prioritizing;
  • contentious fisheries issues shaping movements’ struggles and political agendas.

In so doing, she asks Why and how do transnational fishers’ movements contest and seek to influence the politics of global fisheries?

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PhD defence Elyse Mills

Doctoral Board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Jun Borras
Professor Des Gaspar

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Charles Levkoe, Lakehead University

Professor Tony Charles, Saint Mary’s University

Professor Monieba Isaacs, University of the Western Cape

Dr Jessica Duncan, Wageningen University & Research

Professor Murat Arsel, ISS

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The ceremony will begin promptly at 16.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

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