Dr Anna Pigott

Dr Anna Pigott

Lecturer, Geography

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

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I am a lecturer in Human Geography, having recently completed an ESRC Early Career Fellowship at Swansea University. I have a PhD in Human Geography (Swansea University, 2018), an MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change (Swansea University, 2012, Distinction), and a BA in Geography (Cambridge University, 2007, First Class Honours).

I am interested in the intersections between cultural geography, ecology, and climate, an approach which aligns with the aims of the Environmental Humanities (EH). The EH is an emerging field of scholarship that is engaging with fundamental questions of meaning, value, responsibility, and purpose in a time of rapid environmental change, and which draws on insights from arts and humanities to help grasp and respond to this change. I am particularly interested in the relationships between humans and the more-than-human world, and how these relationships are shaped by stories and narratives. In this vein, my current research is focusing on practices of tree-planting for carbon-sequestration.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Environment/climate change and society
  • Environmental justice
  • Social theory
  • Cultural geographies
  • Stories and narrative
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental art and creativity

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am currently developing a new second year module on the Geographies of Climate Action and Activism. I have taught and assisted across a wide range of human and physical geography modules, including social research methods, climate change, social theory, and foundations in human geography. My particular interests and expertise are at the intersection between human geography and environment.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations