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Michael Mikulewicz


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I'm a Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate Justice. A human geographer by training, I'm particularly interested in the concepts of climate justice, adaptation to climate change, and vulnerability, and my research is firmly embedded within critical social theory (post-politics, neo-Marxism, feminism, postcolonial theory, and queer studies). Most recently, I have become interested in how intersectional identities affect people's experiences of climate change.


I obtained my PhD in Human Geography from the University of Manchester, with my thesis investigating the post-politics of adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. Before that, I received an MA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MSc in Environmental Studies from California State University, Fullerton. I also worked as a Project Associate for the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, California and have activist experience with organizations such as, Amnesty International, Sierra Club, and Greenpeace.


  • Human Geography
  • Climate Change
  • Adaptation
  • Vulnerability
  • Political Theory
  • Post-politics
  • Neo-Marxism
  • Post-foundationalism
  • African Studies
  • Inequality and Stratification
  • Politics and Social Change
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Queer Studies
  • Feminist theory

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development policy Social Sciences
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Research Output 2018 2019

Getting the resilience right: climate change and development policy in the ‘African Age’

Mikulewicz, M. & Taylor, M., 5 Jun 2019, In : New Political Economy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

development policy
climate change
development discourse

Scottish Government Arctic Policy: Mapping Report

Jafry, T., Mikulewicz, M., Mattar, S., Davidson, M. & Bremner, B., Jun 2019, Scottish Government.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
academic research
climate change
economic growth
tourism development

Thwarting adaptation’s potential? A critique of resilience and climate-resilient development

Mikulewicz, M., Aug 2019, In : Geoforum. 104, p. 267-282 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate change
ecological system
social attraction

Introduction: justice in the era of climate change

Jafry, T., Mikulewicz, M. & Helwig, K., 20 Nov 2018, Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice. Jafry, T. (ed.). 1st ed. Oxon: Routledge , p. 1-9 9 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

climate change
best practice
21 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
climate effect
developing world
developing country