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Mah, A. (under contract) Petrochemical Planet: Multiscalar Battles of Industrial Transformation. Duke University Press.

Davies, T. and A. Mah, eds (2020) Toxic Truths: Environmental Justice and Citizen Science in the Post-Truth Age. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Available open access.


Mah, A. (2021) "Future-Proofing Capitalism: The Paradox of the Circular Economy for Plastics." Global Environmental Politics 21(2)

Feltrin, L. and D. Sacchetto. (accepted, in press) "From Workplace Health to Working-Class Environmentalism: Workerism and Petrochemical Toxicity in 1970s Italy." Theory and Society

Verbeek, T. and A. Mah. (2020) “Integration and Isolation in the Global Petrochemical Industry: A Multiscalar Corporate Network Analysis.” Economic Geography 

Verbeek, T. (2020) “Explaining Public Risk Acceptance of a Petrochemical Complex: A Delicate Balance of Costs, Benefits, and Trust.Environment and Planning E 

Jephcote, C, D. Brown, T. Verbeek, and A. Mah. (2020). 'A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Haematological Malignancies in Residents Living Near Petrochemical Facilities' Environmental Health 19(53):

Mah, A. and X. Wang (2019) 'Accumulated Injuries of Environmental Injustice: Living and Working with Petrochemical Pollution in Nanjing, China' Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Jephcote, C. and A. Mah. (2019) “Regional Inequalities in Benzene Exposures across the European Petrochemical Industry: A Bayesian Multilevel Modelling Approach.” Environment International 132

Davies, T. (2019) "Slow Violence and Toxic Geographies: Out of Sight to Whom?" Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. doi: 10.1177/2399654419841063.

Davies, T. (2018) "Toxic Space and Time: Slow Violence, Necropolitics, and Petrochemical Pollution." Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108 (6): 1537-1553. doi:10.1080/24694452.2018.1470924.

Mah, A. and X. Wang (2017) "The Concept of Environmental Justice in China: Limitations and Possibilities." Chinese Journal of Environmental Law 1 (2). pp. 263-272. DOI: 10.1163/24686042-12340016

Mah, A. (2017), "Environmental Justice in the Age of Big Data: Challenging Toxic Blind Spots of Voice, Speed, and Expertise", Environmental Sociology 3 (2): 122-133. Available Open Access:

Mah, A. (2015) "Dangerous Cargo and Uneven Toxic Risks: Petrochemicals in the Port of New Orleans," in Cargomobilities: Moving Materials in a Global Age, eds. T. Birtchnell, S. Savitzky, and J. Urry, Routledge. 149-162.


Toxic News E-Magazine quarterly e-magazine founded in November 2015, edited by Toxic Expertise team: Alice Mah, Thom Davies, Xinhong Wang, Loretta Lou, Calvin Jephcote, Thomas Verbeek, David Brown, Lorenzo Feltrin.

Mah, A. (2017) "The Challenges of Tackling Global Environmental Injustice," Lacuna Magazine, March 2017. 

Mah, A. (2016) "The US Love Canal Disaster and its Legacy," China Dialogue, 27 April.

Mah, A. (2013) 'Lessons from Love Canal: toxic expertise and environmental justice,' openDemocracy, 7 August.