Department of Political Science


Dr Noah Walker-Crawford

Headshot of Noah Walker-Crawford
Research Fellow 
Room: 2.03, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: n.walker-crawford@ucl.ac.uk


I am an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science. I am a publicly-engaged researcher on climate change and climate litigation. I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. During my PhD, I spent a semester at the Harvard Kennedy School as a visiting research fellow in the Program on Science, Technology and Society. Alongside my academic work, I am engaged in climate justice advocacy.


My work focuses on the knowledges and notions of responsibility at stake in discussions about climate change. My research follows climate justice claims between climate change impacts, courts, and UN Climate Summits from an ethnographic perspective, exploring how legal activism reframes climate politics. My postdoctoral work examines how climate change attribution science shapes litigation.


Journal articles
Book chapters
  • Walker-Crawford, N. (2021) ‘The Moral Climate of Melting Glaciers: Andean Claims for Justice at the Paris Climate Change Summit’, in P. Sillitoe (ed.) The Anthropocene of Weather and Climate: Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate. New York & London: Berghahn, pp. 146–170.
  • Walker-Crawford, N. (2019) ‘Shifting Climates of Responsibility: Facing Environmental Disaster in the High Andes’, in J. Taks and S. Alzugaray (eds.) Anthropological Contributions for Sustainable Futures. Montevideo: Universidad de la República Uruguay, pp. 77–80.
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