I started as Lecturer in Public sociology and Sociology at QMU in 2020. I teach Political ecology, environmental justice, popular education, public sociology, and community-based education, and I supervise undergraduate dissertations.
I am also a PhD candidate since January 2019. My research is based in the Centre for Applied Social Sciences and aims to examine the critical differences of community waste reduction groups in Scotland and India through a post human feminist political ecology lens. My PhD supervisor is Eurig Scandrett.
I have recently been a research fellow conducting and analysing research on environmental justice communities alongside Eurig Scandrett. I am involved in several post human research networks throughout Europe and environmental humanities.
Before coming to QMU I wrote a chapter for a book edited by Anne Harley and Eurig Scandrett entitled ‘Environmental Justice, popular struggle and community development’, which was published in 2019. Prior to this I worked for NGOs and ran a small charitable organisation called SEAD (Scottish Education and Action for Development) which focused on popular education methods, community development within international social and environmental justice projects and links with Scotland. I have a long history of being involved in activism and am particularly related to climate change, oil, waste, and the global anti incineration movements. I have worked with several environmental campaign groups in Scotland and globally.
Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:
- International Association for Community Development (IACD)
- The International Society for Ecological Economics
- International Association for Feminist Economics
Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:
My primary research areas are based in environmental, climate and social justice, zero waste, activism & social movements post humanism and environmental humanities and feminist political ecology. I primarily focus on interdisciplinary methods which involve post human, collaborative, participatory and decolonised approaches.
Active Research Interests:
- Feminist/Post humanism: environment, gender and education
- Environmental Humanities
- Feminist Political Ecology
- Environmental Justice
- Decolonisation of knowledge
- Gender and Environment/Climate Change
- Feminist Pedagogy
- Popular Education
- Actor Network Theory
- New Materialism
- Participatory/Collaborative/Popular Education
- Feminist and Acton Research
- Dialogical process
- Video Participatory
- Story tellling
- Decolonisation of Knowledge
I teach on modules within the BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology and BSc (Hons) Public Sociology degree programmes. Topics I teach include Public Sociology Education, political ecology, and community education. I also supervise undergraduate dissertation projects.