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Dr Marie Méténier

Associate Lecturer, MA Movement, Mind, and Ecoogy

Marie comes from a background in law and geography. She completed an LLB in French private law and went on to broaden her expertise by gaining two Master’s in environmental law and geography (sustainable environmental management) at the University of Limoges. Her PhD thesis focused on social change in protected areas of England and paved the way for her move from France to England to further her research and academic career. She has collaborated on a range of interdisciplinary research projects (art and environment) and was part of an international research team (iRGENT), funded by ESRC, NSF and ANR, studying international rural gentrification in the UK, USA and France. As a human geographer and environmental lawyer, Marie’s research interests focus on people and their relationships to place across a range of contexts (specifically in protected areas) and the interweaving of social and ecological landscapes.

Including being head of year for a foundation degree, Marie has taught a range of modules at undergraduate and master’s levels (ecology, environmental philosophy, conservation; and a range of qualitative methods). Her teaching explores how places are transformed by contemporary processes of (im)mobilities, entanglements between humans and more-than-humans, as well as understanding how places, nature and societies are (re)shaped. She has a deep interest in transformative learning and how embodied practices can lead to a deeper understanding of our world.