PhD Candidate , Department of Social Anthropology


Hannah’s research explores perceptions of humanity’s relationship to nature among activists involved in Extinction Rebellion; a transnational movement demanding immediate and dramatic action to mitigate the climate crisis. Through multi-sighted fieldwork in Spain and the UK Hannah will explore how Extinction Rebellion activists experience, construct, and communicate their perceptions humanity’s relationship to nature, and their related ethical values.

Her research aims to explore:

  • How knowledge and ideas of truth are produced and recognised within the movement.
  • How ethical values are reasoned and impact behaviour.
  • How emotion, direct action activism, and ethical values interact for activists.
  • How thoughts of impending planetary crisis impact activists’ perceptions of time and their relationships with the world.
  • The impacts of historical, political, cultural, and social differences between Spain and the UK on activists’ perceptions and approaches.