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Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex

I am a political ecologist and political economist with interest in the relationship between extractivism, corporate power, and state violence. I have conducted research on coal mining, hydraulic fracturing, renewable energy generation, the political ecology of High Speed Railways in the UK, as well as policing and criminalisation of (ecological) dissent.

I completed my PhD dissertation with the title "Conserving power: An exploration of biodiversity offsetting in Europe and beyond" in 2019. In the dissertation, I analysed biodiversity offsetting as a technology of governance to manage anti-mining resistance and legitimise mining activities in the face of public opposition and ecological destruction.

Before joining Sussex University in 2013, I worked at the the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University and a number of nongovernmental organisations on issues of trade, the right to food, and the environment.

I am a member of the Centre for Global Political Economy, the STEPS Centre, and the Sussex Energy Group, and I co-convene the Politics of Nature reading group, together with Amber Huff and Will Lock.


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Sussex


  • 2018 
    University of Sussex, International Relations