Department of Politics and International Studies

Lydia Ayame Hiraide

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Department
Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London (in progress)
MA Postcolonial Studies (Distinction) at University of Kent (2019 – 2020)
BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations (1:1) at SOAS, University of London (2016 – 2019)

Biography

Lydia is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Her doctoral thesis works to further flesh out the links and gaps amongst de/postcolonialism, feminism, environmentalism, and social movement studies. Through interrogating the experiences, views, and praxis of social movement actors, her research aims to increase learning amongst environmentalists in relation to inclusive action and philosophies of environmentalism. Lydia's research is funded through the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Alongside her alma mater listed below, she has also studied at L’Institut d’Études Sciences Politiques de Paris and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. Additionally, Lydia has worked in collaboration with colleagues across several contexts on various projects relating to teaching and sustainable practice, including at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, the British Library, Utrecht University, and Goldsmiths, University of London. Lydia is also currently the Secretary on the Political Studies Association’s Early Career Network Committee.

 

Research interests

Social movements, politics of identity, migration, borders, intersectionality, feminist politics, environmental politics, critical theory, sustainability debates within the cultural sector, comparative politics