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Doctor Giulia Champion

Dr Giulia Champion

Research Fellow (Anniversary Fellowship)

Research interests

  • Blue, Energy and Environmental Humanities
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies
  • Marine and Maritime Cultural Productions

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My project investigates different communities’ engagement with and representations of the seabed through culture, science communication and policy. It interrogates how these may influence marine governance and the concept of Ocean Justice, with a particular focus on "in/tangible" underwater cultural heritage and the current development of the mining code by the International Seabed Authority. 

In 2022, I was also a Green Transition Fellow at the Greenhouse at the University of Stavanger, see here or here for my presentation and here for the blogpost.

See here a collaborative podcast episode created for The University of Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Climate Crisis Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences Network in the context of COP26 entitled "Stories from the Ocean: What can COP26 learn from Coastal Communities".

See here a recording of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Curiosity event 2023 where I participated in a roundtable on "The Future of the Seabed" along with brilliant colleagues across different institutions in the UK and South Africa.

I volunteer for the International Commission of the History of Oceanography and I'm also a co-convenor for the Haunted Shores Network and the Reading Decoloniality Group and a collaborator on the Ecological Belongings and the Ecological Reparation Projects.