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Francesca Kilpatrick is a Doctoral Researcher in climate communications, looking at how security and insecurity is conceptualised within the UK climate movement. Her PhD is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. She is Senior Editor of Interfere Journal for Critical Theory and Radical Politics, which is produced by the UoB postgraduate community. She is the PGR Representative for the Centre for Spatial, Cultural and Environmental Politics and is part of the Centre for Applied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She teaches undergraduate qualitative and quantitative research methods at UoB, and on the MSc in Sustainable Resources at UCL.

Francesca's academic background is in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, moving to International Relations and Social Research Methods at post-graduate level, and now working in interdisciplinary research covering fields including Comparative Politics, Social Movement Studies, Security Studies and Policy Studies. Her specific academic interests include environmental politics, climate communications, climate policy, environmental and climate campaigning, climate justice and climate security

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MRes Research Methods, University of Brighton

1 Oct 20181 Jul 2019

Award Date: 11 Dec 2019

Master, MA Global Diplomacy, SOAS University of London

1 Apr 20151 Oct 2017

Award Date: 6 Mar 2018

Bachelor, BA Social Anthropology, SOAS University of London

1 Oct 20091 Jul 2013

Award Date: 1 Oct 2013


  • HM Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Activism
  • Climate and society
  • Climate change
  • Security
  • Criminology
  • discourse analysis
  • Critical Theory
  • Ethnography
  • Climate Policy
  • Justice
  • Climate communication


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