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Alice Mah



Room: E0.07

Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 522205

Pronouns: she/her

Orchid ID: 0000-0001-8183-2527Link opens in a new window


Industrial Ruination, Community and Place


Alice Mah is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department, with research interests in urban and environmental sociology, environmental justice, toxic colonialism, and just transformations. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and was Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded Starting Grant “Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical IndustryLink opens in a new window” from 2015-2020.

Alice is the author of Petrochemical Planet: Multiscalar Battles of Industrial Transformation Link opens in a new window(forthcoming, Duke University Press, 2023, open access); Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations Are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It Link opens in a new window(Polity Press, 2022); Toxic Truths: Environmental Justice and Citizen Science in a Post-Truth AgeLink opens in a new window (with Thom Davies, University of Manchester Press, 2020, open access); Port Cities and Global Legacies: Urban Identity, Waterfront Work, and RadicalismLink opens in a new window (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Industrial Ruination, Community, and Place: Landscapes and Legacies of Urban DeclineLink opens in a new window (University of Toronto Press, 2012), winner of the 2013 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Alice is also Co-Director of the Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary CentreLink opens in a new window (WESIC).

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Selected Recent Publications

Further Publications

Research Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

    • Supervises PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in environmental, political, and urban sociology (and related interdisciplinary fields)
    • See research students and postdoctoral researchers hereLink opens in a new window.

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