Research Cluster

Human Rights and the Environment

Our members

Director of the Human Rights Centre - Senior Lecturer (R), Essex Law School - Human Rights Centre
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Regulation and social control of uncivil behaviour; Criminalisation of sex work; Urban policing; Environmental movements/protest; Non-science-based health practices and their social harm; urban studies; social media protest; Penalisation of dissent
Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Professor (R), Department of Sociology
Research interests: Trial by Media; Scandal; Serious Youth Violence; Victimology; Celebrity
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Indigenous Peoples; Human Rights; Ethnic Studies; Colonialism; American Studies; Environmental Issues; Arts and Literature
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: DrReinhardts work examines how decision-making under uncertainty affects the distribution of wealth in society.; She focuses her work on the political economy of foreign aid, economic and social development, and the political and policy implications of disasters. This pursuit has drawn her inquiry in fascinating directions.; She has studied race, trust, and migration; the construction of trust by the media across levels of government; and how the allocation of foreign aid conditions its performance effectiveness.; DrReinhardt also researches political methodology, and applies established models to new problems and topics.; Her work on survey measures, experimental design, and signalling games has been seen inPolitical Analysis,theJournal of Risk Research, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Research interests: Microalgae (diatom) biofilm ecology and physiology; Estuarine ecology and functioning (fish, shellfish and invertebrates); sea ice microbiology and organic carbon cycling; The ecology of microphytobenthos (benthic microalgae) in coastal ecosystems,
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research interests: Sociology of consumption and consumer culture; Consumption Work; Ethical consumption and Fairtrade; Recycling and waste management; Moral economy and political economy; Food provisioning; Sustainability and climate change; Theories of practice; Qualitative interviewing and analysis
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Modernity in Latin America; Visual culture; Space and politics; Memory politics; Human-nature relations; Water, hydraulics, liquid ecologies in the arts; Environmental aesthetics; Photography; Digital culture; Contemporary visual production in Latin America; VENEZUELA RESEARCH NETWORK. With Dr. Penélope Plaza (University of Reading), Dr. Rebecca Jarman (University of Leeds).
Lecturer, EBS - Management and Marketing
Professor, EBS - Management and Marketing
Research interests: Strategy in emerging economies and emerging-market MNCs; Management and economics of innovation in developed and developing countries; Economic development and sustainability; M&As - Leadership and performance