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Rebecca Elmhirst photoRebecca Elmhirst is a human geographer and political ecologist, with two decades of research and teaching experience on struggles over environmental governance, migration and social justice in the global South.
Specifically, she uses a mobile feminist political ecology lens to understand the gendered ecological politics of displacement, resettlement and dispossession in forest and flood contexts in Southeast Asia. Most of her work is in partnership with scholar-activists in Southeast Asia, and includes projects on the gender dimensions of oil palm investment in Indonesia, links between migrant remittances, livelihoods and resource access, and on living with floods in a mobile Southeast Asia.
PI and supervisor of ECR 5 and 6Rebecca’s profile on UofB website
Leila Dawney photoLeila Dawney is a cultural geographer who writes on power, affect and embodied experience. She is concerned with the forms of experience and subjectivity that are produced in and through spaces of late capitalism, and has published recently on cultures of militarism, indebted subjectivities and forms of endurance in spaces of decline.
Her latest project explores the temporalities of the nuclear age. She is a member of the Authority Research Network, a group of researchers who experiment with ways of collectively working and writing about power, alienation and academic life. Their latest book, Problems of Hope, was published in 2017.
Co-supervising ECR 6 – Dian EkowatiLeila’s profile on UofB website

Mark Erickson is Reader in Sociology and is currently (2015-2019) seconded to the University of Brighton Doctoral College as Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Mark’s research interests are in sociology of science, science and technology studies (STS), sociology of work and social theory and he has recently published a monograph – Science, Culture and Society: Understanding science in the 21st Century (Polity Press, 2nd edition 2016) which has been translated into Chinese and Arabic.
Co-supervising ECR 5 – Alice OwenMark’s profile on UofB website