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Miss Carlotta Molfese
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
PhD Researcher in Human Geography and scholar-activist exploring the Back-To-The-Land movement and its more-than-human practices through the lense of anarchist geographies.
PhD Candidate in Human Geography with 1+3 ESRC scholarship, Plymouth University 2017-2021
Active research interests: Social movements (particularly rural/peasant movements), environmental policy and politics, political ecology, plant and more-than-human geographies, agriculture and farming, anarchism.
Before embarking on my post-graduate journey in geography, I specialised in human impacts on the marine environment with a particular interest in fisheries and marine ecosystem change over time.
Grants & contracts
Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 scholarship at Plymouth University
While I conduct my PhD research, I also help co-manage a small-scale ecological restoration and farming project in the South of Italy with my partner. Our more-than-farming project "Niter" has been built on principles of agroecology/permaculture, energy and water self-sufficiency and what I call "ecological mutual aid". Hence, unlike the focus of organic farms and practices on 'bio' and non-human entities generally understood as "living", we extend our efforts to ecological relationships between bio and geo, including soils, energy and water.