The ontological and epistemic politics of 'Nature-based' climate engineering
- Supervisors: Professor Jamie Lorimer; Dr Beth Greenhough;
- Member: Technological Life: Environments, Bodies, Mobilities research cluster;
Theo is a human geographer researching the socio-politics of carbon sequestration schemes in the UK. His research is co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Hertford College's Mortimer-May Scholarship.
Theo's research concerns how the global discourse of 'Nature-based Solutions' to climate change is materially enacted in the UK. Drawing heavily on Science and Technology Studies, he considers how 'Nature' is used as a homogenising term by certain political, scientific and economic actors. Empirically, Theo uses a mixture of ethnographic and interview techniques to research how afforestation affects local landscape composition - and communities of humans and nonhumans - in the Scottish Highlands.
In 2019, Theo completed the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance in the School of Geography. His dissertation focused on the post-colonial politics of forest clearance and conservation in Loita Forest, Southern Kenya. After graduating, he taught on the MSc and worked for the conservation NGO Global Canopy. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bristol.
- Hertford College Mortimer-May Scholarship (2020-2023)
- Economic and Social Research Council Studentship (2020-2023)
- Nature, Society and Environmental Governance MSc Best Overall Performance Prize 2019
- Nature, Society and Environmental Governance MSc Best Dissertation Prize 2019