Dr Giovanni BettiniSenior Lecturer
At the intersection of Political Geography, Environmental Humanities, Critical Development Studies and Political Theory, my research focusses on three main problem fields:
(1) human migration in the face of climate and environmental change
(2) the Anthropocene and the evolution of ‘green’ thought and movements
(3) digital environmental governance.
I have been interested in how environmental change – in its planetary but uneven character and entangled with a series of contemporary ‘crises’ and historical legacies – is generating new spaces, modes of governance, subjectivities and forms of resistance.
I am also investigating the role of ‘the digital’ in reshaping adaptation, resilience and justice, risk and security, and the implications this will have for the politics, understanding of justice, and forms of resistance that will emerge on a warming planet.
I am the principal investigator of the Leverhulme-funded project 'Digital Climate Futures - A decolonial and justice perspective on digitalised climate change adaptation'
- Climate politics
- Human Migration/Displacement/Mobility
- Critical Adaptation Studies
- Algorithmic governance and digital justice
- Loss & Damage
- Critical Development Studies
- Migration Studies
LEC EDI Forum Coordinator
Departmental Disability Rep
- Geography and Environment Pathway Lead in Lancaster for the North West Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC)
- Member of FST Research Ethics Committee
- Past roles: WG Leader in Horizon2020 CLISEL Project || WGIII (Theory) Co-Leader and member of the Management Commitee of the European COST Action IS1101 on Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory.
- LEC 401 – Perspectives on Society and Environment (convener)
- LEC 406 – Climate and Society
- LEC 218 – Geography, development and the Majority World
- LEC 114 – Society and Space
PhD Supervision Interests
Qualitative projects on Climate and Migration, Loss and Damage from Climate Change, Digital Geographies and Algorithmic Governance, Political Subjectivity, Justice and New Social Movements in the Anthropocene.
A decolonial and justice perspective on digitalised climate change adaptation (Digital Climate Futures)
24/01/2023 → …
CLISEL: Climate Security with Local Authorities
01/05/2016 → 30/04/2019
- Critical Geographies
- Improving global stewardship
- Understanding a changing planet