Alice Swift

Alice Swift


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Alice Swift is undertaking a PhD in Sociology at the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Her thesis is focussed on the use of protest camps in the European climate justice movement, looking at why and how they have proliferated in different countries and through generations of activism.

She is using arguments from social movement studies and feminist political theory in order to contribute to understandings of how organisations use alternative institutions, events and cultural practices for the production and reproduction of their political activity.

Her primary case studies are Reclaim the Power in the UK and Ende Gelände in Germany with a secondary focus on how the use of the 'climate camp' has been adopted and adapted in Italy, The Czech Republic and Scotland.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Distinction in Master of Science in Sociological Research, University of Manchester (UOM)

16 Sept 201919 Oct 2020

Award Date: 20 Nov 2020

Master of Arts, Distinction in Master of Arts in Environmental Politics (School of Social, Political and Global Studies), University of Keele

25 Sept 201731 Dec 2018

Award Date: 5 Dec 2018

Bachelor of Arts, First Class Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with Politcal Science

4 Oct 201015 Sept 2014

Award Date: 11 Dec 2014

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Consumption Institute


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