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Lucy Everitt

Lucy Everitt

PhD student

  • Project Coordinator

Research interests

  • Clean water & sanitation (SDG 6)
  • Geography
  • Gender equality (SDG 5)

Contact details


Lucy is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at King’s. She is interested in political ecology, critical urban theory, water governance, housing and environmental justice, queer and feminist geographies, racial capitalism, and social and critical theories of power and the body. She holds an MSc in Environment, Politics, and Development (Distinction) from King’s.

Lucy is also Project Coordinator for the Plumbing Poverty research project based at King’s. The project draws on urban political ecology and racial capitalism, coupled with ethnographic and census-based research, to investigate why household water insecurity arises and persists in wealthy cities and countries. 

Lucy co-authors policy briefs at the King’s Water Centre. Prior to academia, she worked in scholarly publishing for Nature Climate Change and then as a commissioning editor (books) of politics and international studies. 


Thesis title: 'Mapping queer geographies of household water insecurity in New York City from 1970 to present day.'

Lucy’s doctoral research investigates intra-urban patterns of household water access in New York City from 1970 to present day. Conceptualising the water–housing nexus as a lens to examine more-than-human urban spatial justice, her work draws on critical theories of the city and social reproduction developed in urban, feminist, and queer geographies to reveal the systemic dynamics of gender, sexuality, and race in the production, experience, and contestation of nature and space.

PhD supervision

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