Department of Political Science


Noah Walker-Crawford

Headshot of Noah Walker-Crawford

Research Fellow 
Room: 2.03, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
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 focusses on the knowledges and notions of responsibility at stake in discussions about climate change. My research follows climate justice claims between the Peruvian Andes, German courts and UN Climate Summits from an ethnographic perspective, exploring how legal activism reframes climate politics.

  • Walker-Crawford, N. (2021). The Moral Climate of Melting Glaciers: Andean Claims for Justice at the Paris Climate Change Summit. In Sillitoe, P. (ed.) The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate: Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate. New York & London: Berghahn, pp. 146-170.
  • Motschmann, A., Carey, M., Huggel, C., Moulton, H., Walker-Crawford, N., Muñoz, R. (2020). Loss & Damage in the mountain cryosphere: case study of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Climatic change, 162(2), pp. 837-858.
  • Huggel, C., Carey, M., Emmer, A., Frey, H., Walker-Crawford, N., Wallimann-Helmer, I. (2020). Anthropogenic climate change and glacier lake outburst flood risk: local and global drivers and responsibilities for the case of Lake Palcacocha, Peru. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 20(8), pp. 2175-2193.
  • Walker-Crawford, N. (2019). 'Shifting Climates of Responsibility: Facing Environmental Disaster in the High Andes', in Taks, J. & Alzugaray, S. (eds.) Anthropological Contributions for Sustainable Futures: Research and interventions in the fields of environmental needs, gender equity, human rights and knowledge in South America and the United Kingdom. Montevideo: Universidad de la República Uruguay, pp. 77-80.