Hope Steadman

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Geography (2022 cohort)

Hope is interested in how digital technologies are shaping human-nature relations. Her DPhil explores the ways in which technologies are mediating new ways of knowing, experiencing and governing river quality. She draws on feminist digital geographies, digital ecologies and political ecology to interpret these digital mediations. Her research engages with several groups, including citizen scientists, wild swimmers and institutional environmental organisations in the Oxfordshire area.

Hope holds a Master’s degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Birmingham. She has previous experience within both the water industry and mobile app start-ups, working primarily as a product manager alongside software development teams.