Political Ecology Lancaster University (PELU)

Who We Are and What We Do

Political Ecology Lancaster University (PELU) is a multidisciplinary network of scholars who research critical nature-society relations in a number of ways. These approaches include, but are not limited to, theories of justice, science and technology studies, political economy, feminist and queer theory, and state-society relations. We work on a diverse array of empirical sites on issues coalescing the access and control of valuable livelihood resources, extractives, moral economy and politics of land, water, and ‘green’ grabbing, geo-engineering, climate-change restructuring, and political geology. We build on the Lancaster Environment Centre’s core strengths of interdisciplinarity and connect with critical work across the Lancaster campus, including sociology, management school and PPL. We are a key part of political ecology networks spanning the UK including strong links with University of Strathclyde, Manchester, UEA, and SOAS.


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