Senior Teaching Associate, University of Bristol

My work focuses on the role that discourse and perception plays in the construction of large dams - with a particular focus on the case of Brazil and the Belo Monte and Tapajós hydroelectric complexes.

I am particularly interested in how the construction of these dams - and other infrastructure - involve a prolonged, complex negotiation and renegotiation of the complex and its consequences. When conducting a redesign of nature, a state must appeal to its population and create a narrative that justifies the scheme, and its negative consequences. Too often, it is in this veiling that the people affected by dams are often neglected or forgotten.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate; Environment, Energy & Resilience, University of Bristol


  • 2015 
    University of Bristol, MRes; Environment, Energy & Resilience