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Dr Giovanni Bettini


Giovanni Bettini

Lancaster University

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 593974

Research overview

The focus of my work is on the genealogy and political effects of discourses on climate change, population, and development, with a particular interest in the connections between climate change, adaptation and mobility.


  • Climate politics & Policy
  • Migration/Displacement
  • Environmental/climate security
  • International Development
  • Political Ecology and Political geography
  • Migration Studies
  • Critical political theory

PhD supervision

Critical projects on Climate and Migration, Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change, Political Subjectivity and New Social Movements in the Anthropocene

Professional Role

  • LEC’s Equal Opportunity and Disability Rep

  • Geography and Environment Pathway Lead in Lancaster for the North West Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC)
  • Member of FST Research Ethics Committee
  • WGIII (Theory) Co-Leader and member of the Management Commitee of the European  COST Action IS1101 on Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory.

Current Teaching

  • LEC 401 – Perspectives on Society and Environment (convener)
  • LEC 406 – Climate and Society
  • LEC 318 – New York Field-Trip
  • LEC 218 – Geography, development and the Majority of the World
  • LEC 210 – Geographical Skills and Concepts [1]
  • LEC 114 – Society and Space

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