Degree completed in 2019.

Governing the ungovernable: investigating the geopolitics of volcano hazard management on Iceland's South Coast


Academic Profile

Cyrus is a cultural geographer whose interests lie in the mitigation of volcanic hazards. His doctoral thesis explores how nonorganic materials have consequences for how we are made aware of future environmental change and human-earth relationships. Empirically, this work focusses on the scientific and cultural practices of volcano hazard management on the South Coast of Iceland. Cyrus' work draws on contemporary insights from feminist philosophy, cultural geography and science studies.

Prior to starting his DPhil in 2016, Cyrus completed his BA (Hons) in Geography and MSc (Distinction) in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the School. Cyrus also holds a PGCE (Geography) from the University of Cambridge.

  • ESRC (1+3) studentship (2015-2019)

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