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Amanda Winter

Leverhulme Research Fellow in Sustainability Policy and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences



I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, working on the Policy and Governance theme of the Leverhulme 'Sustaining Urban Habitats' Project based in the Laboratory for Urban Complexity and Sustainability (LUCAS). I am a human geographer with research interests in urban sustainability, environmental politics, and political ecology.

Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, I completed my PhD (2012-2016) at Central European University's (CEU) Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. My research focused on community contestations to Copenhagen and Vancouver's green action plans. During my doctoral studies I was a Visiting Researcher at Simon Fraser University's Urban Studies Program and the Christiania Researcher in Residence Program. At CEU I co-taught a master's level course in Environmental Politics, and designed and taught a master's preparatory course in Environmental Sciences and Policy through the Open Learning Initiative for Refugees; and at Philadelphia University, I designed and taught a master's course in Environmental Policy for their GeoDesign program. Outside of academia, I have worked in communications and policy for the European Cyclists' Federation.

Selected Publications

Winter, A. K. 2016. Contested Sustainability and the Environmental Politics of Green City Making. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Budapest.

Winter, A. K. 2016. 'Environmental Sustainability? We Don't Have That Here': Freetown Christiania as an Unintentional Eco-village. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 15(1): 129-149.

Winter, A. K. 2018. The Green City Citizen: Exploring the Ambiguities of Sustainable Lifestyles in Copenhagen. Environmental Policy & Governance.

Winter, A. K. 2018. Illegal Camping on 'Stolen Native Land', In The Right to Nature: Social Movements, Environmental Justice and Neoliberal Natures, (eds.) Apostolopoulou, E. and Cortes-Vazquez, J. London: Routledge.

Winter, A. K. 2018. Review of the European Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities. International Journal of Community Well-Being 1(1): 83-86.

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