New lecturer in Sustainable Development appointed

27 February 2020

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jessica Hope will be joining the school as lecturer in Sustainable Development from 1 June 2020.

Jessica’s research contributes to human geography, development studies and political ecology. Her current project, funded by a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol and a Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Environment and Sustainability Grant, investigates political ecologies of extractivism and sustainable development in Bolivia. Recent publications have argued for the anti-politics of sustainable development, used decolonial agendas and theories of environmental justice to examine the new global development agenda, and analysed the socio-environmental impacts of extractive infrastructure.

Jessica currently hold a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Teaching Fellow at UCL. She did her PhD at the Global Development Institute in Manchester, which offered a political ecology of post-neoliberalism in Bolivia. She currently chairs the Development Geographies Research Group at the RGS, is Viewpoints Editor at IDPR Journal and is a Trustee at The Conflict and Environment Observatory.