Experimental Environmentalism: Building Anti-capitalist Alternatives with speaker Professor Jenny Pickerill, University of Sheffield
Jenny Pickerill's research connects three themes:
Environment: a social science approach to how we understand, value and (ab)use the environment
Difference: the importance of social justice, inequality, colonialism, racism and neo-liberalism in how the environment is understood
Experiments: inspiring grassroots solutions to environmental problems and hopeful and positive ways in which we can change social practices
As a geographer Jenny is interested in how these different issues connect, relate and entangle at different scales and in diverse places. She has conducted research in Britain, Australia, USA, Spain, Thailand and Argentina.
Jenny developed these interests through an undergraduate degree and PhD in Geography at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a MSc in Geographical Information Systems at Edinburgh University. She taught at the universities of Curtin (Australia) and Leicester (England) before taking up a Chair in Environmental Geography at the University of Sheffield in 2014.