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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Who teaches on GEPS?


Professor Elizabeth Bomberg:

Elizabeth is a professor of Environmental Politics & International Relations at Edinburgh and past winner of the Edinburgh University Student Association's teaching award. She convenes GEPS course Global Environmental Politics, and has published widely on comparative environmental politics and policy, sustainable development and US and European Union politics. Elizabeth's current projects include community energy mobilization and and comparative environmental activism. As Dep Diretor of the University's Global Environment Academy she has close contacts with international teams of researchers and has recently spent time as visiting scholar at  University of California, Berkeley. Elizabeth is currently serving as Head of PIR (until summer 2018) but still contributes core teaching on GEPS. 

Dr Elizabeth Cripps:  

Liz is a senior lecturer in political theory in Politics & International Relations. She researches climate change ethics and justice, and is the author of Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World (OUP, 2013). She is currently working on two research projects: one on the intersect between climate justice, global justice & population, and one on whether parents have additional climate duties, owed to their children. Liz convenes GEPS course Climate Change, Justice, and Responsibility.

Additional members of core teaching team:

Dr Isabelle Darmon

Isabelle is a lecturer in Sociology, with a focus on the dynamics of capitalism and the shaping of cultural and everyday practices, especially food and music. Additional teaching staff in the School with interests in GEPS area include:  Dr Rachel Howell; Dr Claire Haggett; Prof Lynn Jamieson; Dr Sam Spiegel. To find out more, please see our staff page:

Each year we also invite a guest lecturers to take a slots in our core Global Environment: Key Issues course.  Guests include Dr Isabel Fletcher, on food security, Professor Tim Hayward on ecological space, and Dr Peter Zeniewski on energy security.

The GEPS Administrator:

Mrs Gillian MacDonald, administrative secretary in the Graduate School at the School of Social and Political Studies.

Want to see our former students and staff?  Click here for photos of the Postgraduate Environment Gathering for postgraduates studying environmental issues (sponsored by our Global Environment and Society Academy).  GEPS Programme Director Professor Elizabeth Bomberg is the speaker in purple.  GEPS students feature heavily in these photos!

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