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Dr Giovanni Bettini

Senior Lecturer

Giovanni Bettini

LEC Building



Tel: +44 1524 593974

Research overview

Situated at the intersection of Political Geography, Environmental Humanities, Critical Development Studies and Political Theory, my research focusses on three main problem fields:

(1) human migration in the face of climate and environmental change

(2) the Anthropocene and the evolution of ‘green’ thought and movements 

(3) digital environmental governance.

I have been interested in how environmental change – in its planetary but uneven character and entangled with a series of contemporary ‘crises’ and historical legacies – is generating new spaces, modes of governance, subjectivities and forms of resistance. I have examined, empirically as well as conceptually, the narratives, imaginaries and affects through which these transformations are being made governable and contested.

I am also investigating the role of ‘the digital’ in reshaping adaptation, resilience and justice, risk and security, and the implications this will have for the politics, understanding of justice, and forms of resistance that will emerge on a warming planet.


  • Climate politics & policy
  • Human Migration/Displacement/Mobility
  • Environmental/climate security
  • Loss & Damage from climate change
  • International Development
  • Migration Studies
  • Algorithmic governance and digital justice

PhD supervision

Qualitative projects on Climate and Migration, Loss and Damage from Climate Change, Digital Geographies and Algorithmic Governance, Political Subjectivity, Justice and New Social Movements in the Anthropocene.

Professional Role

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 World
  • LEC 114 – Society and Space

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