Professor Andrea Nightingale
Chair of Rural Development
She has worked extensively on understanding how intersectional social relations, including gender, race, caste, class and other axes of social difference (known collectively as intersectional subjectivities) are foundational to which management priorities are considered in and who is expected to do what kinds of work to achieve environmental governance and sustainability goals, as well as the possibilities for the reconfiguration of gender and other social inequalities through everyday governance practices.
Her current research explores state transition and climate change in Nepal. This project, Landscapes of Democracy, has been running for the last 10 years. She is presently expanding her interests into Scandinavian countries, Africa and other countries in South Asia. She also has a research project on coastal landscapes and marine environments in Sweden.
Presently her theoretical interests incorporate feminist work on emotion and subjectivity with theories of development, authority, collective action and cooperation in common property situations. Her most recent theoretical work seeks examine the confluence of climate change and violent conflict, and the nexus of social, cultural and political values in producing particular kinds of environments.
Her on-going collaborations include working closely with Siri Eriksen at Noragric, NMBU in Norway on the politics of climate change adaptation. She and Hemant Ojha have a long-term collaboration on questions of environmental governance, social and political transformation and policy research. They presently are finalizing their British Academy funded project, “Climate Change and Political Violence? Resource governance and post-conflict reconstruction in Nepal”. Her marine research is a collaboration Ruth Brennan (Scottish Association for Marine Science) and Stephen Hurrel (independent artist).