Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter
I was appointed as a teaching fellow in Politics with the University of Exeter Cornwall campus in September 2010, and my teaching, research, and publishing specialism is in identity politics. My background is in critical political theory and economic development, and might broadly be described as exploring sustainable communities through theory, practice, policy and governance. I am particularly interested in the interplay between identity, power and representation, and how this impacts on socio-economic development.
Theoretically, I am interested in phenomenologies, complexity theory, the new materialisms, posthumanist thinking, and a politics of affect. I apply this to our ongoing development of identities, currently with respect to sustainable fashion choices, and the green economy.
Although firmly based in politics, I have active or previous collaborations with econonomists, geographers, planners and sociologists, and have worked with community groups, policy practitioners, and health organisations. I welcome exploring future collaborations.
Between the chaos of Brexit, the upcoming European elections and the prospect of a general election this year, the local elections on May 2, 2019 seem to have crept up largely unnoticed. Yet the results are just as...