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Francesca Kilpatrick is a Doctoral Researcher investigating how environmental security discourses affect climate change campaigning in the UK. Her PhD is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. Francesca teaches undergraduate social science students on the Research Methods course. She is also a PGR Rep for the Centre for Spatial, Cultural and Environmental Politics and is part of the Centre for Applied Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

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 Social Movement Studies, Security Studies and Policy Studies. Her specific academic interests include environmental and climate activism, climate policy, and climate in/justices.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Brighton

1 Oct 20181 Jul 2019

Award Date: 11 Dec 2019

Master, SOAS University of London

1 Apr 20151 Oct 2017

Award Date: 6 Mar 2018

Bachelor, 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

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Does XR’s Lawbreaking Challenge or Uphold State Injustices?

Francesca Kilpatrick (Presenter)

21 May 2020

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

Extinction Rebellion and the Commodification of Environmental Protest

Francesca Kilpatrick (Presenter)

8 Nov 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation