Daisy Bressington is currently working on a DPhil in Environmental History, researching the conceptualisation and implementation of agricultural reform schemes in twentieth-century Tanzania, highlighting a consistent lack of effective environmental consideration in modern development planning. She has a master's in the History of Political Thought and is especially interested in the politicisation of environmental thinking and sustainability
Regina Kong is a recent graduate from Stanford University, where she received a degree in Art Practice and in Comparative Literature. Her writing, research, and artwork examine how cultural production can situate human knowledge of natural spaces, with a focus on coastal communities. She will begin the MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment in fall 2023.
Emma Schneck is currently studying on the MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance at the Oxford School of Geography and the Environment. Growing up on the island of Kauai, Hawai’i sparked her interest in the intersections of environment, politics, migration, and climate justice. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in Political Science, she moved to Morocco where she worked in eco-travel and assisted on a documentary focusing on climate change migration in the Sahara. Currently, she is researching coastal conservation and its impacts on island communities.
Sam Burry is a first-year DPhil student in Politics at University College. Prior to Oxford, he completed an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History and a B.A. in History and Politics at Cambridge, where he graduated with a starred first (first-class honours with distinction) and was awarded the University’s History and Politics Prize for best overall performance.
His doctoral research focusses on the development of American legal thought and practice since the 1960s. He is particularly interested in legal scholars and practitioners who sought to articulate emancipatory theories of democracy in the last few decades of the twentieth century. Much of this work involves archival research on figures at the margins of the legal academy, such as those involved in the development of feminist legal theory and critical race theory. His project also aims to engage contemporary debates in democratic and constitutional theory, in the United States and elsewhere.
Patrick Hegarty Morrish
Karolina Uskakovych is a designer, artist, and filmmaker from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a co-founder of the Uzvar_Collective and Art Director for the magazine Anthroposphere: The Oxford Climate Review. She is also artist-in-residence at Re(Grounding) programme as well as the Digital Ecologies research group. Her current research explores traditional ecological knowledge in relation to gardening in Ukraine.