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Research interests

Elona came to the UK in 2005 to study her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at the University of Sussex. This grounded her interdisciplinary education firmly across humanities, social and biological sciences.

Working as a Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, Elona developed research expertise in working across disciplinary and knowledge boundaries, examining critical social issues and questions of social solidarity and responsibility. In this role, she developed and co-led research projects with national and international community partners, led consultancy projects on community involvement and values-based approaches evaluation, worked to integrate concepts of sustainability within the UK higher education institutions and facilitated learning with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In 2015-16 she was a Visiting Fellow at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

In addition to her academic work, she has also participated in local projects such as the Save the UBC Farm campaign, Community Eats project at UBC, University of Brighton Food Co-op, the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network, and served as a member of the board at the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre.

As of September 2020, she has completed her doctorate on urban commoning projects in Europe, focusing on practices in London and Paris.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Brighton

Award Date: 13 Jan 2013

Bachelor, University of Sussex

Award Date: 16 Jul 2009

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Research Output

Extracting Us: Looking Differently: Feminism, Politics and Coal Extraction

Siti, M., Hoover, E., Ekowati, D., Owen, A., Elmhirst, R. & Heath, L., 2019

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition

  • Implicit values: uncounted legacies

    Brigstocke, J., Hoover, E., Harder, M., Graham, P., de Sousa, S., Dearden, A., Light, A., Zamenopoulos, T., Alexiou, K., Burford, G., Gaubert, J. & Fosket, C., 1 Jan 2017, Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research: beyond impact. Facer, K. & Pahl, K. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 65-83 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • An Unexpected Means of Embedding Ethics in Organizations: Preliminary Findings from Values-Based Evaluations

    Burford, G., Hoover, E., Stapleton, L. & Harder, M., 29 Jun 2016, In : Sustainability. 8, 7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The Use of Oral Histories to Identify Criteria for Future Scenarios of Sustainable Farming in the South Yangtze River, China

    Liu, P., Moreno, J. M., Song, P., Hoover, E. & Harder, M., 29 Aug 2016, In : Sustainability. 8, 9, p. 1-24 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Values as a bridge between sustainability and institutional assessment: A case study from BOKU University

    Ribeiro, M. M., Hoover, E., Burford, G., Buchebner, J. & Lindenthal, T., 4 Jan 2016, In : International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 17, 1, p. 40-53 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 3 Workshop
    • 1 Exhibition, performance
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Outreach and Public Engagement

    Extracting Us

    Maimunah Siti (Organiser), Elona Hoover (Organiser), Dian Ekowati (Organiser), Alice Owen (Organiser), Rebecca Elmhirst (Organiser) & Lydia Heath (Organiser)

    11 Jul 201921 Jul 2019

    Activity: EventsExhibition, performance

    Writing the urban

    Elona Hoover (Organiser), Kate Monson (Organiser) & Sarah Butler (Chair)

    6 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

    Activity: EventsWorkshop

    Bodies on the Move: on screen and in the streets

    Bethan Prosser (Organiser), Claudia Kappenberg (Organiser), Kate Monson (Organiser) & Elona Hoover (Organiser)

    29 May 2019

    Activity: EventsWorkshop

    Collaborative Future Fictions

    Elona Hoover (Organiser), Persephone Pearl (Organiser) & Kate Monson (Organiser)

    5 Jul 2018

    Activity: EventsOutreach and Public Engagement

    Infrastructures for Troubled Times

    Elona Hoover (Organiser), Kate Monson (Organiser), Shai Kassirer (Organiser), Judith Romhild-Raviart (Organiser) & Lorenza Ippolito (Organiser)

    6 Jun 2018

    Activity: EventsConference