Hannah Hughes is a lecturer in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University.
Her central concern is in the degradation of the environment and the social and political response to this. She is particularly interested in the relationship between knowledge and power and has studied this through her work on climate politics, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and with Dr Alice Vadrot in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Her work is informed by the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu and through this she has developed a keen interest in methodology and developing a new conceptual apparatus for the critical study of global environmental negotiation sites and agreement making.
Hannah co-directs the interdisciplinary law and politics Environmental Justice Research Unit at Cardiff University: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/environmental-justice-research-unit/
Hughes, H. and Paterson, M. 2017. Narrowing the climate field: the Symbolic power of authors in the IPCC's assessment of mitigation. Review of Policy Research 34(6), pp. 744-766. (10.1111/ropr.12255/)
Corbera, E., L. Calvet-Mir, H. Hughes and M. Paterson. 2016. Patterns of authorship in the IPCC Working Group III report. Nature Climate Change 6, pp. 94-99. (10.1038/nclimate2782)
Hughes, H. 2015. Bourdieu and the IPCC's symbolic power. Global Environmental Politics 15(4), pp. 85-104. (10.1162/GLEP_a_00323)