Anuszka Maton-Mosurska

Anuszka Maton-Mosurska


I started my doctorate in 2019, looking at how Indigenous peoples are represented in disasters (including climate change). Specifically, I am interested in unpacking how discourses that portray disasters as ‘natural’ mask the socio-political processes, such as colonisation and oppression, that often make Indigenous peoples vulnerable. With interest and experience in the Arctic, this is where I primarily focus my research. 

Prior to commencing my PhD, I completed an MA in Social Research at the University of Leeds in 2019, in which I critiqued both the underlying theory and the operationalisation of community-based participatory research (CBPR) in Alaska. I also completed a Masters of Research at  UCL’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction in 2017, where I looked at insider/outsider relations in disaster risk reduction in Utqiagvik, Alaska. 

Research interests

  • Political ecology
  • Disaster anthropology
  • Feminist approaches to research
  • Anti-colonial research
  • Environmental discourse
  • Q methodology


  • MA, Social Research (Interdisciplinary), University of Leeds
  • MRes, Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL
  • BSc, Geography, University of Exeter, Penryn

Research groups and institutes

  • Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Services
  • Environment and Development
  • Sustainability Research Institute