Alice Owen



Host Institute



University of Brighton

Personal page at UofB


Alice Owen photo Topic Drilling Through the Anthropocene: Knowledge and Power in the Contentious Politics of Fracking in the UK .





Rebecca Elmhirst, Mark Erickson, Kirsten Jenkins 

Secondment 1 Fondazione Pangea





Simona Lanzoni

Secondment 2 Institute of Social Studies





Wendy Harcourt




United Kingdom

After completing a degree in Geography at the University of Edinburgh, Alice Owen studied a Masters Human Ecology in Lund, Sweden, which also included an internship as a researcher for the Environmental Justice Atlas in Barcelona focusing on ‘Blockadia’ grassroots climate justice social movements. 
Activism makes its way into Alice’s research as well as her spare time, and her Master’s thesis examined how environmental resistances in Europe are also places where Degrowth ideas are a lived reality. 

In her PhD research, Alice is continuing to engage with activist communities as she explores the contentious knowledge politics of fracking and unconventional fossil fuel extraction in the UK. She is interested in exploring the multiple injustices the industries are bringing to the communities, including the environmental and climate injustices as well as the connected social and epistemological injustices, and exploring how campaigners build resilient and often successful responses to these.  

Blogs by Alice Owen

going beyond extractivism
Going beyond extractive methodologies to research extractivism
Early bluebells, a sign undisturbed land, growing in front of the Horse Hill oil production site. The Horse Hill oil ...
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navigating climate politics cop25
Navigating climate politics: reflections on COP25 in Madrid
In December 2019, WEGO PhD researchers Alice Owen and Eunice Wangari joined the thousands of negotiators, climate action advocates and ...
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Convento in Bolsena Italy
Summer school Bolsena: notes from a feminist writing retreat
For a week in August part of the WEGO team gathered with other academics and activists of diverse places, ages ...
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