Climate change activism; Climate change and justice; Environmental politics; Environment and democracy; Ecological anxiety and emotions
I’ve been an environmental campaigner since 1990 and am now doing my PhD on nonviolent environmental direct action. The PhD focuses on the experience of UK Extinction Rebellion arrestees. One of my findings so far is that their arrest experience has often been positive and empowering, strengthening their determination to take direct action. As well as having academic value, my hope is that my research will prove useful to social movements in general, at this time of multiple, intersecting and existential crises, to which the only solution is likely to be nonviolent revolution leading to direct democracy.