Core group

Barbara Bodenhorn (Co-investigator, Lecturer). Indigenous politics and knowledge practices, questions of environmental expertise with particular reference to the climate change in the Arctic (north Alaska) and Mexico (Oaxaca, Michoacan).

Tristam Barrett (PhD student). The political economy of an oil boom. The socio-economic and environmental impacts of oil extraction on everyday life in Azerbaijan: local resilience strategies, informal economies, and social networks.

Liana Chua (Junior Research Fellow). Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Experiences of place, movement and memory in the context of resettlement project. Locates these experiences comparatively with environmental interests and government policies.

Sabine Deiringer (Junior Research Fellow). Collaborative research on climate knowledge, environmental preservation and sustainability through oral history project with College of International Studies of Hawai’i Pacific University.

Hildegard Diemberger (Senior Research Associate, MIASU). Long-term research in Tibet and Nepal. Analysis of textual resources to explore historical evidence of climate changes in Tibet.

Holly High (Research Associate). Resource conflicts, agrarian studies and environmental change in mainland Southeast Asia, particularly Laos.

Jacqueline Hobbs (PhD student). Amdowa climate histories on the Qinghai plateau, China: the link between Tibetan time-reckoning systems, the politics of time and local knowledge of environmental change.

Richard Irvine (Postdoctoral Researcher). Oral history and folklore of the East Anglian Fenlands, shaped by attempts to manage and control the environment and affected by extreme weather events.

Nick Long (Postdoctoral Fellow). Indonesia. Riau Islanders’ imagination, narration and politicisation of changes in the undersea environment.

Nayanika Mathur (Affiliated Lecturer). Indian Himalaya region. Narratives and histories of melting glaciers, deforestation and imperilment of certain species, with a specific focus on human-eating big cats on the Indian border with Tibet.

Maria-Luisa Nodari (PhD student). Oral histories and perception of environmental change among Tibetan communities living in Mt. Cholamgma (Mt. Everest) area and Mt. Shishapagma area in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, PRC.

David Sneath (Principal investigator, Lecturer & Head of Dept of Social Anthropology). Ongoing fieldwork interests in Mongolia on oral history and climate change. Research focus on environmental anthropology in inner and central Asia, China and Mongolia. Also principal investigator for the Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia project. 

Libby Peachey (Administrator/Research Co-ordinator, MIASU) Network administration and Festival of Ideas planning and co-ordination.