After completing the doctoral education PhD student Anna Stevenson will defend her thesis 21 May. Get a quick glimpse of her thesis, experiences and near future.
Hi, Anna! You are about to defend your thesis Constructing the ‘social’ in social entrepreneurship: A postcolonial perspective. In short, what is your thesis about?
"In my thesis, I explore the ‘social’ in social entrepreneurship, something that is generally left vague and open-ended in the literature. To highlight the political and ideological character of the ‘social’, I explore how it is constructed and upheld against resistance. I consider how an idea of the ‘social’ became established during the process of a sustainable transition taking place on a small Danish Island. Acknowledging the community resistance directed to this initiative, I adopt a postcolonial lens to shed light on the power relations implicated in the process of constructing the ‘social’."
In three words, how would you describe your years as a PhD student at LUSEM?
"Challenging. Puzzling. Rewarding."
What are you up to now?
"I’m doing a bit of teaching and taking the opportunity to catch up within some other research projects that I’m involved in. I’m also preparing for my final defence and looking into future opportunities."
Thank you, Anna! Wishing you all the best!