Beck Pearse joined ANU’s School of Sociology and the Fenner School of Environment & Society in 2020. Her teaching and research focuses on inequalities and environmental policy. Beck is interested in how people from different walks of life experience environmental change and how environmental policy can contribute to building a fair and ecologically abundant world.
She is a Chief Investigator on two ARC Discovery Projects: Decarbonising Electricity (Goodman et al. 2018-21) and Environmental Justice and the Making of Just Food and Energy Policy (Schlosberg, Rickards, Pearse 2020-22). Beck previously held a teaching fellowship in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, where she was also a Key Researcher at the Sydney Environment Institute (2017-20).
Lecturer, Australian National University
Lecturer, University of Sydney (Political Economy)
Postdoctoral fellow, Australian National University (Sociology)
Research associate, University of Sydney (Education)
Research assistant, University of Technology Sydney
Research assistant, University of Sydney (Education)
PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales
Sessional lecturer, University of Sydney (Government, Political Economy)
Sessional lecturer, tutor, University of Technology Sydney (Social Inquiry)
Tutor, research assistant, University of New South Wales (International Relations)
University of New South Wales, PhD (Social Sciences)
University of New South Wales, Master of Arts (Development Studies)
University of Sydney, Bachelor of Psychology (hons)