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Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Edinburgh

My work concerns the politics and philosophies of nature, the more-than-human and the environment. My research interests fall in three main areas.

Gardening naturecultures. I am currently finishing a book, Domestic Wild: Nature, memory and gardening in suburbia, which will explore how history and time are implicated in our ecological consciousness and aruge for a new micro-politics of the wild. I am also researching radical urban gardening in a project funded by the Carnegie Trust.

Ethics and philosophies of nature in the Anthropocene. I am researching how new geographies of apocalypse - both real and imaginary - work at various scales, from the planetary to the local, to generate new relations between culture and nature. This involves collaborative research on geo-engineering and as co-investigator in a major multi-disciplinary project, 'Caring for the Future Through Ancestral Time', funded by the AHRC.

Temporality, landscape and encounter. I am interested in multispecies encounter and place. Previously, I have also researched the relationships between invasive species, eco-nationalism and colonial history in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Edinburgh

Education

  • 2010 
    Kings College London, PhD Geography