Society and Environment

Our in depth strength in specific research disciplines is the foundation for “connected research” that integrates the natural and social sciences across disciplines.

We focus on the interdisciplinary investigation and critical analysis of contemporary social and environmental challenges in regions including Africa, the Americas, Australia, East Asia, and the Middle East. Our theoretical interests are in areas such as knowledge, expertise and governance; space, scale, time and socio-spatial relations; political economy; and socio-technical change. These are explored through empirical research that seeks to contribute to the cross cutting societal goals of sustainable development, social justice and environmental justice.