Environment, Environmental Sociology, Sustainability, families, Social capital, Gender and parenting, Activism, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory
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 - 2023. Supervised by Dr. Rachel Howell and Prof. Lynn Jamieson
Howard, L. (2022). When global problems come home: Engagement with climate change within the intersecting affective spaces of parenting and activism. Emotion, Space and Society, 44, 100894.
Lisa Howard, Rachel Howell & Lynn Jamieson (2021): (Re)configuring moral
boundaries of intergenerational justice: the UK parent-led climate movement, Local Environment, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2021.1973977
Book review: Sustainable Consumption Key Issues, Middlemiss 2018. Local Environment https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2018.1555580
Guest lecture: Social Inequality and the Lifecourse (Hons course) March 2022
Guest lecture: Researching Global Social Change (MSc level) March 2022
Sustainable Development - senior tutor (2018 - 2020)
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'