audrey verma

research & publications


  • Blell, Mwenza, Liu, Sarah, and Verma, Audrey. 2022. ‘A one-sided view of the world’: women of colour at the intersections of academic freedomThe International Journal of Human Rights. DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2022.2041601
  • Verma, Audrey, Heather, McKnight & Griselda Gabriele. 2021. Digital Carekit: Developing activist communities of care online. Footprint Workers Co-op.
  • Silk, Matthew, Correia, Ricardo, Verissimo, Diogo, Verma, Audrey, and Crowley, Sarah L. 2021. The implications of digital visual media for human–nature relationshipsPeople and Nature 3:6, 1130-1137.
  • Publications



    Conference Presentations/Talks/Engagement

    • (forthcoming) State-public relations in the digital anthropocene. British International Studies Association Conference 2022: Can the world survive?. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. 15-17 June 2022.
    • “Does that mean you can’t say anything about environmental destruction anywhere unless it’s at your doorstep?”: Online environmental campaigns and the question of community. Conceptualising Community Conference 2022. Aberdeen, Scotland. 30-31 May 2022.
    • Hot property: Overheating inequalities in UK’s residential sector. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022: Building Equality and Justice Now. Online event. 20-22 April 2022.
    • ‘If you think this is only a local issue, then nobody in the world can object to anything except what is on their doorstep’: Digital environmental campaigns and the problem of community. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022: Building Equality and Justice Now. Online event. 20-22 April 2022.
    • Hot property: Overheating inequalities in UK’s residential sector, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021, for the session on Embodying sustainable cooling: Negotiating green cooling practices between material culture, governance and people’s lived experiences, convened by the Energy Geographies Research Group, 3 September 2021.
    • Love after outrage, hope after doomscrolling: A ‘digital carekit’ invitation (presentation and workshop lead). CHASE (Taking) Care in the Climate Crisis. Online event on Gathertown. 22-23 April 2021.
    • Experiencing time in the digital anthropocene. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2021: Remaking the Future. Online event. 13-15 April 2021
    • invited speaker/panellist on Intersectionality and academic freedom, for a panel on Academic freedom and the right to learn in the university online (online panel), 17 February 2021
    • panel contribution on climate colonialism (transcript link), People and Planet (Newcastle) Go Green Week 2020, 14 February 2020
    • invited inaugural Professional Learning Communities lecture on Cross-disciplinary meanings, (un)doings and beings, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, 16 April 2019 (+ facilitation of workshop on transdisciplinary teaching on 17 April 2019)
    • panel on Critiquing the narratives, practices and performance of resilience in HE, The Sociological Review Undisciplining conference, 18 June 2018, Baltic Gateshead
    • The darker side of bird watching, Leading Lights talk at Old Low Light, North Shields, 16 September 2017; and RSPB Newcastle Winter meeting, 5 December 2017 (invited public talks)
    • New technological interventions in conservation conflicts: Countering emotions and contesting knowledge. Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C) International Conference. Wageningen, Netherlands. 7-9 July 2016.
    • New technological interventions and knowledge production in the conservation of maerl in Falmouth, Cornwall.  XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology congress. Aberdeen, Scotland. 18-21 August 2015.
    • Re-imagining wildlife: New visual technologies and the production of animal census, map and museum. 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Leibniz University, Hannover. 9-13 June 2014.
    • Microscope and spectacle: On the complexities of using new visual technologies to communicate about wildlife conservation. Digital Conservation Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Aberdeen, UK. 21-23 May 2014
    • Could clicking on an animal-shaped icon lead to pro-conservation behaviour? Symposium paper. Symposium on Influencing People with Information, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. 25 April 2012. [paper –]
    • Black magic women: On the purported use of sorcery by female foreign domestic workers in Singapore. Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners (1st Global Conference), Oxford, UK. 22-24 September 2009.
    • Unpacking economic necessity: Locating the foreign domestic worker in Singapore. 59th Political Studies Association Conference. Manchester University. 7-9 April 2009.

    Research Projects

    • current: Digital Afterlives of Nature (Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship)
    • current: Hot Property (working title for pilot; NU Pioneer Award)
    • October 2016 – September 2018: Research Associate on the Creative Fuse North East project, with the Department of Sociology, Newcastle University; working with Creative Fuse Co-PI Dr Cathrine Degnen
    • September 2016: Visiting researcher at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
    • May-July 2016: Researcher on the Citizen Sense project, led by Dr Jennifer Gabrys, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    • 2013: Research assistant for National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) follow-on Work Package Report 6: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems, led by Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability
    • 2011: Research assistant to A/P Misha Petrovic, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
    • 2008-2011: Research assistant at Drum-Cussac Asia
    • 2010: Independent research contractor for the Department of Strategy, INSEAD Asia
    • 2006-2007: Research assistant to A/P Volker Schmidt, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (three projects)

    Events organised


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