Chiara Ruggieri-Mitchell

I am an ARIES-associated PhD student in the Science, Society, and Sustainability (3S) Research Group. My current research interests lie in understanding how colonial rule has shaped environmental science practices and how these might be addressed through a decolonial lens to ensure the safeguarding of the environment, whilst also dismantling the social inequalities, often steeped in colonialism, that have been exacerbated by the environmental crisis.

My academic background is in geography and in conservation science. I completed a BA in Geography at Royal Holloway University of London in 2021, and recently graduated from a masters in Global Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Sussex (2022).