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Alice Mah



Room: E0.21a

Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 522205

Pronouns: she/her

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

Twitter: @toxicexpertiseLink opens in a new window


Industrial Ruination, Community and Place


Alice Mah is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, with research interests in environmental justice, corporate power, toxic pollution, and the politics of green industrial 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 Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations Are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It Link opens in a new window(2022, Polity Press); Toxic Truths: Environmental Justice and Citizen Science in a Post-Truth AgeLink opens in a new window (with Thom Davies 2020, University of Manchester Press); Port Cities and Global LegaciesLink opens in a new window (2014, Palgrave Macmillan); and Industrial Ruination, Community, and PlaceLink opens in a new window (2012, University of Toronto Press), winner of the 2013 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

Currently Alice is working on a book entitled Petrochemical Planet: Multiscalar Battles of Industrial Transformation (with Duke University Press), based on research from the Toxic ExpertiseLink opens in a new window project and the Philip Leverhulme PrizeLink opens in a new window.

Alice is Director of Research, Impact, and Sustainability in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary CentreLink opens in a new window (WESIC).

Externally Funded Research Projects

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.


    • The Sociology of Green Transformations
    • Environmental Sociology

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