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Thomas Grocott


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I am studying for a PhD in the Department of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing (EAC). My project uses scholars of the Frankfurt School (such as Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer) to explore the historical relationship between film and the Anthropocene and the ways this effects the present moment of climate crisis. 

Prizes and awards

President's Doctoral Scholar Award (2021-2025)


- Introduction to World Cinema in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. 
- The Crisis of Nature in the University College for Interdsciplinary Learning (UCIL). 

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, The University of Manchester

Bachelor of Arts, University of Keele