About Me

Hello! I’m a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne. I explore human-environment relations, with a particular interest in everyday lived experiences of people affected by disasters and their representation in media. I draw on development geography, social anthropology, postcolonial studies and media sociology.

I’m passionate about communicating my research in creative, engaging and socially responsible ways.

Between 2015 and 2020 I was Lecturer in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. I’m on the editorial board for the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, and am a Fellow of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative at Brown University, U.S.A.

Research in: Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, U.K.

PhD Development Studies, The University of Manchester

MA Urban Planning with specialism in the ‘Global South’, The University of Manchester

BA Human Geography, The University of Sheffield

Contact Me

Twitter: @gemmasou

E-mail: gemma.sou@rmit.edu.au

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