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Biography

Alice is a PhD student at King’s Brazil Institute and Universidade de São Paulo. Her proposed research project will look at environmental security in Pan-Amazonia.

Alice holds a MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA(Hons) in Russian and Politics from Queen Mary, University of London. Her master’s thesis looked at the militarization of conservation and was entitled, “The Security Discourses of Non-Profit Anti-Poaching Units in Sub-Saharan Africa”; while her bachelor’s dissertation looked at three strategies the international community has taken to combat the illegal trade in wildlife in sub-Saharan Africa: legal, developmental, and military.

She is currently helping co-ordinate the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding which will take place in Geneva from 2nd - 4th February 2022. Alice has various in-the-field experiences with conservation NGOs in Kenya, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Russia, and South Africa; as well as in-office at UNEP’s Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species.

Alice is also an English teacher, examiner and translator, and has taught English in several countries, including Brazil. She is based in Rome.

Research

Thesis title: The Understandings of Environmental Security in the Pan-Amazonia: A Holistic Approach

The research will try to determine how environmental security is understood by different actors in the different counties of the Pan-Amazonia; look at how these differences hamper regional environmental cooperation; and consider what environmental security co-operation should look like.

PhD Supervision

Principal supervisor: Dr Vinicius de Carvalho

Secondary supervisor: Professor Rafael Duarte Villa

Further details

See Alice's research profile