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Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

Alice Mah is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, with research interests in environmental justice, corporate power, and the politics of green industrial transformations. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Her internationally recognised research on industrial ruination, toxic pollution, post-industrial port cities, and the global petrochemical industry have been motivated by a deep concern with social inequalities, across different dimensions and scales. She has conducted comparative, multi-site sociological research in the UK, China, the US, France, Belgium, Russia, and Canada.

Alice is the author of Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations Are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It (2022, Polity Press); Toxic Truths: Environmental Justice and Citizen Science in a Post-Truth Age (with Thom Davies 2020, University of Manchester Press); Port Cities and Global Legacies (2014, Palgrave Macmillan); and Industrial Ruination, Community, and Place (2012, University of Toronto Press), winner of the 2013 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Warwick