School of Social and Political Science

Lisa Howard

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PhD student

Lisa Howard

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I am interested in how global minority world families are experiencing, and responding to, climate change in everyday life. Drawing on theories of risk, Foucault's governmentality and queer ecofeminism, my study employs a mixed qualitative methodology in dialogue with UK-based climate activist parents.


PhD Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2019 - 2022. Supervised by Dr. Rachel Howell and Prof. Lynn Jamieson

MSc by Research in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2018 - 2019, Distinction

BSc Environmental Management (Hons), Birkbeck, University of London 2014 - 2018, First Class


ESRC +3 PhD Scholarship, 2019 - 2022

Best Geography/Environmental Dissertation prize, Birkbeck, University of London, 2018

Birkbeck East Prize (Geography), 2015


Lisa Howard, Rachel Howell & Lynn Jamieson (2021): (Re)configuring moral
boundaries of intergenerational justice: the UK parent-led climate movement, Local Environment, 

Book review: Sustainable Consumption Key Issues, Middlemiss 2018. Local Environment


Sustainable Development 1a - senior tutor (Semester 1, 2020/21)

Sustainable Development 2a - senior tutor (Semester 2, 2019/20)

Sustainable Development 1a - course tutor (Semester 1, 2019/20)

Sustainable Development 2a - course tutor (Semester 2, 2018/19)


British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2021 - Presentation: 'Parenting, Resilience and Climate Futures'

European Sociological Association Annual Conference 2021 - Co-ordinator of Joint Session 'Feeling 'the Global' through families and personal relationships'

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Research interests

Environment, Environmental Sociology, Sustainability, families, Social capital, Gender and parenting, Activism, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory

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