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Research Interests

Sam Adelman

School of Law

Climate change and law, climate change and development, global environmental governance, climate justice, the Anthropocene.

David M. Anderson


Land, water, community resilience and rural development in eastern Africa.

Chung Baek

Politics and International Relations

Looking at the lived experience of Burmese climate-induced migrants after 2008 Cyclone Nargis through a gender lens.

Emmanuela Bakola

Classics and Ancient History

Ecological discourse and symbolism of the tragedy of Aeschylus.

Bárbara Bastos Sérgio do Nascimento

Political Sciences

University of Pisa

Grassroots participation in environmental conflicts resulting from (neo)extractivism in Latin America and their relationship with environmental justice and prefigurative politics.

Stefano Bellin

English and Comparative Literary Studies

My research focuses on the environmental humanities, transcultural memory studies, theories of collective responsibility, and on how contemporary literature addresses questions of racial and social justice. I am currently working on my first monograph, "The Shame of Being Human: A Philosophical Reading of Primo Levi". My second book project is entitled "Global Responsibility: Implicated Subjects and the Shame of the World" and it aims to explore how contemporary literature can help us to develop a theoretical framework that enhances our understanding of global responsibility. ‘Global’ stands here both for worldwide and comprehensive: it draws attention to our global relations of interdependency and to the complex networks of actions and inactions that create the conditions of possibility for large-scale violence and discrimination. A significant part of this research deals with the question of how many of us, through our living styles and patterns of consumption, are implicated in the ‘slow violence’ of anthropogenic climate change and environmental degradation, and in the way in which they compromise the life conditions of future generations. More information here.

Hannah Boast

Ad Astra Fellow/Assistant Professor

University College Dublin

Water crisis and world literature.

See her monograph Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature (2020) with Edinburgh University Press.

Tasha Bondre

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Petroculture and (petro-)capitalism as an ecological regime in the Caribbean and Latin America

Rebecca Brown

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Environmental ethics through the lens of anthropogenic climate change, utilising the perspective of the Humanities to address eco-social justice and policy. Interests lie broadly in the ecology of decolonisation and neo-liberalism, protest, and ecopoetics. Warwick Students’ Union Environment and Ethics Officer 2019-2020.

Lucas Brunet


Tampere University

Environmental humanities, nature conservation, power, emotion, STS and science communication.

Hart Bullock

Communication and Journalism,

University of Maine

My research interests focus on planetary health communication at the nexus of activism, social justice, and political economy through the use of digital media, social networks, and ethnographic fieldwork to bolster long-term glocal environmental equity and sustainability.

Simon Caney

Politics and International Studies

Environmental ethics and justice, climate change, the Anthropocene, the role of the humanities in understanding and addressing global environmental justice.

Nora Castle

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Food and foodways in contemporary speculative fiction from an ecocritical perspective.

Nerea Calvillo

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution.

Giulia Champion

English and Comparative Literary Studies and Hispanic Studies

IAS/IATL Early Career Teaching Fellow

Environmental decolonial studies, Latin America, the Caribbean, material histories, climate change communication, extractivism, energy and the blue humanities.

Elizabeth Chant

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

My research examines how nature has been understood in the Americas as an object to be consumed, with a special focus on visual culture. I primarily study Argentina, Chile, and the U.S.

Michela Coletta

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Latin American critiques of modernity within an environmental humanities framework.

Heather Craddock

University of Roehampton and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Ecocriticism and economic botany in Kew Gardens' colonial archives

Trang Dang

English Language and Literature

Nottingham Trent University

Looking at New Weird fiction and climate fiction and their representation of socio-political human structures, ecological awareness, and the climate crisis in light of object-oriented philosophy

Emma Davies

Bath Spa University

Environmental Literary Studies

I am an Environmental Humanities researcher at Bath Spa University. My interest lies broadly in the ecocriticism of genre fictions (science fiction, horror, and crime fiction), magical ecology and new materialism.

Tiago de Luca

Film and Television Studies

The ways in which the Earth has been imagined in film and related media around the turns of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Paulo de Medeiros

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Contemporary World Literatures and Politics; Memory, Catastrophe, and Nature in Lusophone narrative

Caroline Edwards

Department of English, Theatre & Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London

My research focuses on the utopian imagination in contemporary literature, science fiction, apocalyptic narratives, and Western Marxism. My first monograph, Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2019), examines utopian anticipation in contemporary texts and I am currently working on a second monograph provisionally titled Ecocatastrophe: Science Fiction in the Era of Climate Crisis. Drawing on ecological posthumanism, the book considers literary and cultural works in the c20th and c21st that offer post-anthropocentric visions of utopian possibility.

Fiona Farnsworth English and Comparative Literary Studies Migrant foodways and food sovereignty within the modern world-system.
David Fearn Classics and Ancient History Classical Greek poetics, classical reception, the natural environment, and contemporary ecological thought; mediated via interests in the temporal ontologies of photography.
Dan Finch-Race

Research Fellow in Environmental Humanities

Center for the Humanities and Social Change,

Università Ca' Foscari, Venice

Enviro-Medical Approaches to the Industrial Revolution in France and Italy

Patricio Flores Silva


Sociologist with interest in environmental justice, waste management practices and new ecologies related to the Anthropocene.

Will Fysh

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

My new project is on the history of colonial light, exploring how scientific and visual attempts to manage the "special intensities" of sunlight in the French empire shaped ideas about race, health, energy and development.

Joanne Garde Hansen

Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Sustainable Flood Memories: media, memory and digital storytelling.

Michael Gardiner

English and Comparative Literary Studies

British union and empire and the development of nature as an object world; the Scottish Enlightenment and its afterlives; nuclear weapons and 'total weapons'; Kyoto School philosophy and its critique of subjectivity

Sophie Greenway

Centre for the History of Medicine

Uses historical research into the cultural construction of the idea of the ideal home in order to address questions of the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Amul Gyawali

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Environmental imaginaries of South Asia, specifically north India and Nepal.

Sean Hand

School of Modern Language and Cultures

Ethics and the Anthropocene.

Muhammad Haseeb


Water shortages and inter-village cooperation in Pakistan.

Juliana Holanda

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies

Interested in environmental communication and currently investigating how the Brazilian media has covered key aspects of sustainable development and what kind of angles the coverage has taken.

Esthie Hugo

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Eco-social experience of commodity frontier zones through the study of world-literature.

Demet Intepe

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Climate and Resilience Officer at Practical Action

Environmental Justice and writers as activists in multi-ethnic North American literatures.

Nikoleta Jones

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Dr Nikoleta Jones is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick. Her expertise lies within the field of environmental policy and governance. She is currently leading the ERC funded project FIDELIO exploring social impacts and public support for conservation policies in Europe.

Aiman Khattak

English and Comparative Literary Studies

I am interested in studying the rehabilitation and recovery of post-conflict environments (such as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan), the environmental dangers and/or consequences of forced human migration and displacement, the parameters that define the inter-relationship of indigenes to their environments of origin, and the role postcolonial environmental activism (and postcolonial ecocriticism) can play in managing global environmental sustainability and climate justice. Furthermore, I am interested in studying literary representations of postcolonial food systems, plantations and natural landscapes.

Nicholas Lawrence

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Interests in the politics and culture of the Anthropocene, clifi and postcapitalist futures, environmental poetry as a model for ecopraxis, and current debates (degrowth, ecomodernism, decolonizing climate action) around the transition from fossil-fueled capitalism.

Gah-Kai Leung

Politics & International Studies

Natural hazards (esp. earthquakes and tsunamis), environmental ethics, risk, resilience, vulnerability, intergenerational justice, disaster policy, social and cultural impacts of disasters.

Graeme Macdonald

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Petrocultures and Energy Humanities, with much crossover into the Environmental Humanities.

Alice Mah


I am an environmental and urban sociologist with research interests in ecological crisis, environmental justice, corporate power, and the politics of green industrial transformations.

Nuno Marques

Language Studies, Umeå University

I am a researcher, teacher, translator of ecopoetry, and poet. Currently I am doing research for a book on breathing and suffocating in ecopoetry.

Emma Mason

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Working on the relationship between ecology and religion in relation to eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth-century poetry.

Bushra Mahzabeen

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Petromodernity, oil fictions, postcolonial gender inequality, climate crisis and the anthropocene

Swaralipi Nandi


Loyola Academy College, Hyderabad, India

Working on colonial commodity frontiers in India, energy humanities, coal and petroleum fictions, colonial ecologies

Jamie Mcphie

The University of Cumbria

Outdoor Studies

Environmental Humanities, Environmental Ethics, New Materialisms, Environmental Art, Posthuman Inquiry, Therapeutic Landscapes, Contemporary Animism, Outdoor Environmental Education, Psychogeography, Post-Qualitative Inquiry.

Hafiz Muhammad Naseer

Environmental Science, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Environmental Policy, Law and Governance

Greg McInerney

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Information/data visualisation, interests in how science-policy interfaces interact with methods, knowledge and stakeholders in ‘tackling’ global environmental issues.

Zainab Moulvi


Interested in exploring the cultural and political forms through which riverine and historically nomadic communities in Pakistan experience and articulate responses to ecological transformation. Research themes: Sacred geographies; human-nonhuman relations; anthropologies of capital, value and space/time.

Upamanyu Mukherjee

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Works on the environmental dimensions of modern and contemporary imperialism and colonialism, with special interest in postcolonial environments and energy humanities.

Raquel Nunes

Warwick Medical School

Interdisciplinary and policy relevant health inequalities and wider determinants of health, particularly in relation to human vulnerability, resilience and adaptation to extreme weather events.

Ida Olsen

English and Comparative Literary Studies

(Visiting scholar)

Species extinction narratives, materialist approaches to biodiversity loss, non-charismatic species, contemporary environmental literature.

Michael Paye

Institute of Advanced Studies and English and Comparative Literary Studies

Developing a comparative framework for reading novels based at regional fisheries in relation to Atlantic-wide over-fishing and oil extraction.

Leny Patinaux

Research Fellow at the Centre for Administrative, Political and Social Studies and Research of the University of Lille (France)

My research interests are history of nuclear waste management, and multispecies ethnography of the tensions between energy transition and biodiversity protection.

Caroline Petit

Classics & Ancient History

Medical discourse on man and the environment from antiquity to early modern times.

Michael Pigott

Film and Television Studies

Cinema and the sonic environment, field recording and spaces, sound and architecture

Vangelis Pitidis

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Urban resilience and its potential to transform the traditional pathways of urban governance delivery as well as in the necessity for the incorporation of resilient practices in urban planning policies.

Harry Pitt-Scott

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Research focuses on energy and capital in world-literature.


João Porto de Albuquerque

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Geospatial Data and Sustainable Development; Citizen-generated data and participatory mapping and methods for co-producing data with and empowering marginalised communities. Projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria.

Om Prakash Dwivedi

School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at AURO University, India

Associate Professor and Head of the School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at AURO University, Gujarat. India. Executive Secretary of the Global Network of Liberal Arts. Recent publications include a Special Issue on “Challenging Precarity” of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge) 2020.

Paul Prescott

English, University of California, Merced

Eco-theatre and Shakespeare in US National Parks.

Maria Puig de la Bellacasa

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

The emergence of ecological cultures in the context of environmental crisis, but still permeated by technoscientific knowledge and the use of nature as a mere resource.

Alison Ribeiro de Menezes

School of Modern Language and Cultures

Intersections between memory and sustainability in Hispanic contexts.

Mandy Sadan

School for Cross-Faculty Studies

Historical interaction between society, culture, and the environment in the extended Himalaya and southeast Asian Massif (especially Myanmar), with a particular focus on oral histories of resources and their extraction and use, family and gender re-production in relation to resources and rights, and notions of community health and well-being

Md Salauddin

School of Engineering

Currently working on the EU ECOSTRUCTURE project which focuses on climate change adaption through the design of ecologically sensitive coastal infrastructures.

Hendrik Schäfer

Life Sciences

The role of environmental microbiomes in cycling of organic compounds in two different strands of activity: microbial production and degradation of atmospheric trace gases; and unravelling the role of microorganisms associated with plants in the degradation of air pollutants.

Martin Schauss

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Global modernisms and theories of materiality, new materialisms, waste studies, ecopoetics, critical theory, 20th-century and contemporary experimental literatures in relation to the Anthropocene.

Leon Sealey-Huggins

Global Sustainable Development

Literary and fictitious engagements with climate change, catastrophe and apocalypse, and how these creative approaches can help to make climate change feel more real.

Samuel Shaftoe

Communication and Culture, Ryerson University

Exploring the temporal distortions of ecological disaster, financialization, and media platforms.

Saloni Sharma

Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

A doctoral fellow at the Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. My research is on ecological discourses in China and my research focus converges somewhere between the disciplinary domains of Ecosophy, Ecocriticism, and Asian Studies.

Kenneth Shockley


I study the intersection of environmental ethics, sustainable development, and climate change. I have particular interests in the value-laden conceptual underpinnings of policy and public discourse, in the relation between institutions and individuals, and in the difficult transition between motivation and justification.

Linda Shortt

School of Modern Languages & Cultures (German)

Twentieth and twenty-first century German-language literature and film; memory studies, concepts of place, belonging and attachment, cultural translation and transculturalism, literary and filmic depictions of illness, ageing, human suffering and death.

Madeleine Sinclair

English and Comparative Literary Studies

The contemporary short story, world literature and the environmental humanities

Jonathan Skinner

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Ecopoetics and ecocriticism.

Alastair Smith

Global Sustainable Development

Environmental principles and cultural ecology.

Olga Smith

Institute of Advanced Studies

The study of landscape in art history and environmental sciences, with a particular focus on photography as the medium that expanded the genre of landscape by introducing new subjects.

Charlotte Spear

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Literary registrations of human rights and humanitarianism in areas of conflict or disaster

Anna Tabouratzidis

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Research interests expand to contemporary anglophone science and speculative fiction, utopian and dystopian literatures as well as ecocriticism - econarratology in particular.

Dorka Tamás

University of Exter

I'm a PhD student at the University of Exeter researching on Sylvia Plath and the supernatural. I am interested in the Environmental Humanities and would like to do a postdoctoral fellowship on the supernatural/magical ecology in modern literature.

Grant Tregonning

Global Sustainable Development

Climate change, sustainability, inequalities and citizen science. The application of geospatial analytical methods to understand issues associated with urban sustainability and liveability.

Camilo Uribe Botta


Plant collecting in South America in the Nineteenth Century

Fabienne Viala

School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Hispanic Studies)

Comparative studies on the Latin American and francophone historical novel, national memory and crime fiction in Cuban, Spanish and French literatures.

Hendrik Vollmer

Warwick Business School

Member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), track record in interdisciplinary studies of accounting, background in sociology, in particular sociology of disruption, interested in understanding role of accounting (broadly considered) in articulating environmental degradation and prospects of ecological renewal.

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Environmental sounds and listening, data sonification, green-red politics, eco-technics, deconstruction and ecology.

Harry Warwick

English and Comparative Literary Studies

My current project, 'Pipework: Energy, Environment, and Dystopia in Post-1960 Anglo-American Culture', examines the centrality of images of pollution, energy infrastructure, and climate crisis to the dystopian form.
Sam Weselowski

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Urban poetics, global capital, and the problem of scale in Vancouver's urbanization, 1965 to the present.

Doro Wiese

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

In my current project, titled Side by Side: Reading Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Literature, I ask which epistemological, formal, and thematic distinctions and connections are present in post-war fiction on Native North America on both sides of the Atlantic. This study helps to develop cross-cultural and cross-epistemological research fields in literary, historical, and cultural studies, and touches upon areas like the environmental humanities or political economy. I evince a strong commitment to the study of colonialism, transcultural epistemology, the relationship between literature and historiography, nature and culture. I am inspired by insights formulated in the field of Indigenous Studies.

Eris Williams-Reed

Classics & Ancient History

Roman landscapes, ecological grief, ecocide.

Sharon Willoughby

Royal Botanic Gardens


Head of Interpretation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Research interest in the environmental history of botanic, public, and domestic gardens and landscapes.

Kate Wright

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität

I work at the interface of community-based social and environmental activism and environmental humanities research.

Godwin Yeboah

Institute for Global Sustainable Development

Interests in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research across the thematic strands of the Sustainable Development Goals. My academic background is interdisciplinary in nature, cutting across Geographic Information Science (PhD), Computer Science (MSc), Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry (MSc), Geomatic/Geodetic Engineering (BSc), and Social Science (Postdoc, PhD).

Munazza Yaqoob English Literary Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Environmental humanities, Ecopoetics, Place-Based Stories, Climate Change and Hope, Disaster Studies, Ecocritism

Cecilia W. Yu

Warwick Business School

I am a doctoral candidate researching the role of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and its interactions with the root principles behind the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. I am investigating in-depth the strategic management impact on UN ECOSOC special consultative status projects and non-UN successful innovative grassroots projects.
Nikoleta Zampaki

Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology. Environmental humanities, literary theories, phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, post-humanities

Serena Zanzu


Soil, microbial life, food systems and agriculture.

Kevin Zhou

Education Studies

My doctoral research topic is Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Primary Education in China