PhD Researcher, Politics
School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
My doctoral research focuses on green politics and critical political economy approaches to building a post-growth, post-carbon and post-capitalist 'theory of change'. In opposition to the predominant techno-optimistic ‘green growth’ narratives that favour the pursuit of climate and ecological sustainability under neoliberal capitalism, it builds on developing literatures in green republicanism, eco-socialism and the radical climate movement, as well as drawing from the praxis of past movements (the Black Panther Party in particular), to articulate a counterhegemonic emancipatory politics fitted to the planetary crisis. In doing so, it centres on social justice, democratisation, politicisation, citizenship, relations of power, (militant) activism, the liberal-capitalist state, revolutionary eco-socialism and prefigurative politics. As a related research interest, I am also engaging with and producing work on the role of universities and academics in the context of the climate and ecological emergency, including the ways in which they currently act as barriers to sustainability and equality and the transformations they therefore need to undergo.