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.
- 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