Current PhD Students

I am interested to receive approaches from students who would like to study for a PhD with me in the areas of the cultural history of climate change, STS approaches to studying climate science and knowledge, representations of climate in the media, and the philosophy of climate and climate change.  Please state clearly your areas of interest.  General information about applying for PhD study in the Department of Geography at King’s College can be found here.  For funding opportunities visit the ESRC-funded KCL Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC) website, the AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) website, and here for other sources of possible PhD funding for home, EU and international students.

The following are examples of PhD topics which would interest me (contact me at mike.hulme@kcl.ac.uk for further information about these and other projects):

Understanding adaptation to climate in the UK: 1800-2000

‘Consensus-making in scientific assessment: the case of the IPCC’

‘Normal’ and ‘abnormal’ climates: understanding their social, psychological and statistical constructions

‘Weather forecasts in the British print media: 1859-2010’

 

Current PhD students:

Chaya Vaddhanaphuti (started Oct 2012; funded by Chiang Mai University): Experiencing and performing in the field: how do Northern Thai farmers make sense of weather and climate change?

Ramya Tella (started October 2015; self-funded):  Knowledge, statecraft and the stage: the performance of authority and credibility in Indian climate politics