audrey verma

research & publications



Conference Presentations/Talks/Engagement

  • 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 2018 (+ facilitation of workshop on transdisciplinary teaching on 17 April 2018)
  • 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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