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Giovanna Gioli

Personal statement

Dr. Giovanna Gioli is a political philosopher working in the field of Human Geography. Before joining Bath Spa University, she held research/teaching posts at various international universities, as well as a lectureship at the University of Edinburgh. She has also worked in the development sector for multiple organisations, including the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Her regional focus is on South Asia and the Himalayas (Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan), where she has spent long stretches of time over the past decade. 

Her research interests include:

  • Critical geographies of development and the environment
  • Migration and climate security
  • Feminist political ecology
  • Post-Kantian French philosophy.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD - University of Parma
  • MSc - London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MA (Laurea) - University of Pisa

Research and academic outputs

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Water security across the gender divide
book

Fröhlich, C, Gioli, G, Cremades, R and Myrttinen, H, eds. (2018) Water security across the gender divide. Springer, Cham. ISBN 9783319640440


Understanding and tackling poverty and vulnerability in mountain livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
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Gioli, G, Thapa, G, Khan, F, Dasgupta, P, Nathan, D, Chhetri, N, Adhikari, L, Mohanty, S.K, Aurino, E and Mapstone Scott, L (2019) 'Understanding and tackling poverty and vulnerability in mountain livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.' In: Wester, P, Mishra, A, Mukherji, A and Shrestha, A, eds. The Hindu Kush Himalaya assessment. Springer, Cham, pp. 421-455. ISBN 9783319922874


Gender, migration and (global) environmental change
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Gioli, G and Milan, A (2018) 'Gender, migration and (global) environmental change.' In: McLeman, R and Gemenne, F, eds. Routledge handbook of environmental displacement and migration. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 135-150. ISBN 9781138194465


Remittances as self-insured life: on migration, flood and conflict in North-Western Pakistan
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Gioli, G (2017) 'Remittances as self-insured life: on migration, flood and conflict in North-Western Pakistan.' In: Irudaya Rajan, S and Bhagat, R.B, eds. Climate change, vulnerability and migration. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 94-118. ISBN 9780415790727


An index based assessment of vulnerability to floods in the Upper Indus Sub-basin: what role for remittances?
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Banerjee, S, Ahmad, Z, Gioli, G, Bisht, S, Sharma, S and Tuladhar, S (2016) 'An index based assessment of vulnerability to floods in the Upper Indus Sub-basin: what role for remittances?' In: Milan, A, Schraven, B, Warner, K and Cascone, N, eds. Migration, risk management and climate change: evidence and policy responses. Springer, Cham, pp. 3-23. ISBN 9783319429205


Clouded skies: how digital technologies could reshape "Loss and Damage" from climate change
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Bettini, G, Gioli, G and Felli, R (2020) 'Clouded skies: how digital technologies could reshape "Loss and Damage" from climate change.' WIREs Climate Change. e650. ISSN 1757-7799


Climate migration myths
article

Boas, I et al. (2019) 'Climate migration myths.' Nature Climate Change, 9 (12). pp. 901-903. ISSN 1758-678X


Pinning down social vulnerability in Sindh Province, Pakistan: from narratives to numbers, and back again
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Mustafa, D, Gioli, G, Memon, M, Noshirwani, M, Idris, I and Ahmed, N (2019) 'Pinning down social vulnerability in Sindh Province, Pakistan: from narratives to numbers, and back again.' Disasters, 43 (2). pp. 311-335. ISSN 0361-3666


One step forward, two steps back? The fading contours of (in)justice in competing discourses on climate migration
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Bettini, G, Nash, S.L and Gioli, G (2017) 'One step forward, two steps back? The fading contours of (in)justice in competing discourses on climate migration.' Geographical Journal, 183 (4). pp. 348-358. ISSN 0016-7398


Climate adaptation approaches and key policy characteristics: cases from South Asia
article

Vij, S, Moors, E, Ahmad, B, Arfanuzzaman, Md, Bhadwal, S, Biesbroek, R, Gioli, G, Groot, A, Mallick, D, Regmi, B, Saeed, B.A, Ishaq, S, Thapa, B, Werners, S.E and Wester, P (2017) 'Climate adaptation approaches and key policy characteristics: cases from South Asia.' Environmental Science & Policy, 78. pp. 58-65. ISSN 1462-9011


Waltz with development: insights on the developmentalization of climate-induced migration
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Bettini, G and Gioli, G (2016) 'Waltz with development: insights on the developmentalization of climate-induced migration.' Migration and Development, 5 (2). pp. 171-189. ISSN 2163-2324


Human mobility, climate adaptation, and development [editorial]
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Gioli, G, Hugo, G, Costa, M.M and Scheffran, J (2016) 'Human mobility, climate adaptation, and development [editorial].' Migration and Development, 5 (2). pp. 165-170. ISSN 2163-2324


Gendering flood early warning systems: the case of Pakistan
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Mustafa, D, Gioli, G, Qazi, S, Waraich, R, Rehman, A and Zahoor, R (2015) 'Gendering flood early warning systems: the case of Pakistan.' Environmental Hazards, 14 (4). pp. 312-328. ISSN 1747-7891


Migration and global environmental change: methodological lessons from mountain areas of the global South
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Milan, A, Gioli, G and Afifi, T (2015) 'Migration and global environmental change: methodological lessons from mountain areas of the global South.' Earth System Dynamics, 6 (1). pp. 375-388. ISSN 2190-4987


Gender, conflict, and global environmental change
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Fröhlich, C and Gioli, G (2015) 'Gender, conflict, and global environmental change.' Peace Review, 27 (2). pp. 137-146. ISSN 1040-2659


Climate change and environmental pressure: adaptation and resilience of local communities in the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya [editorial]
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Gioli, G, Lucarini, V, Scheffran, J and Turner, A (2015) 'Climate change and environmental pressure: adaptation and resilience of local communities in the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya [editorial].' Earth System Dynamics, 5. ISSN 2190-4987


Early 21st century snow cover state over the western river basins of the Indus River system
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Hasson, S, Lucarini, V, Khan, M.R, Petitta, M, Bolch, T and Gioli, G (2014) 'Early 21st century snow cover state over the western river basins of the Indus River system.' Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 (10). pp. 4077-4100. ISSN 1607-7938


Migration as an adaptation strategy and its gendered implications: a case study from the Upper Indus Basin
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Gioli, G, Khan, T, Bisht, S and Scheffran, J (2014) 'Migration as an adaptation strategy and its gendered implications: a case study from the Upper Indus Basin.' Mountain Research and Development, 34 (3). pp. 255-265. ISSN 0276-4741


Climatic and environmental change in the Karakoram: making sense of community perceptions and adaptation strategies
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Gioli, G, Khan, T and Scheffran, J (2014) 'Climatic and environmental change in the Karakoram: making sense of community perceptions and adaptation strategies.' Regional Environmental Change, 14 (3). pp. 1151-1162. ISSN 1436-3798


What is transcendental empiricism? Deleuze and Sartre on Bergson
article

Gioli, G (2007) 'What is transcendental empiricism? Deleuze and Sartre on Bergson.' Pli -The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 18.


Towards a theory of history in Gilles Deleuze
article

Gioli, G (2006) 'Towards a theory of history in Gilles Deleuze.' International Journal of the Humanities, 3 (1). pp. 162-173.


Neither heroines nor victims: women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal. UN Women discussion paper series, no. 18
commissioned_report

Gioli, G, Maharjan, A and Gurung, M (2017) Neither heroines nor victims: women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal. UN Women discussion paper series, no. 18. UN Women, New York, NY. ISBN 9781632140999


Critical climate-stress moments and their assessment in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: conceptualization and assessment methods : HI-AWARE Working Paper 10
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Groot, A, Werners, S, Regmi, B, Biemans, H, Gioli, G, Hassan, T, Mamnun, N, Shah, H, Ahmad, B, Siderius, C, Singh, T, Bhadwal, S and Wester, P (2017) Critical climate-stress moments and their assessment in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: conceptualization and assessment methods : HI-AWARE Working Paper 10. HI-AWARE, Kathmandu. ISBN 9789291155361


Contested waters: subnational scale of water and conflict in Pakistan
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Mustafa, D, Gioli, G, Karner, M and Khan, I (2017) Contested waters: subnational scale of water and conflict in Pakistan. United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC. ISBN 9781601276490


Literature review of critical climate-stress moments in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: a resource kit
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Groot, A, Singh, T, Pandey, A, Gioli, G, Ahmed, B, Ishaq, S, Raza, N, Hassan, M, Tanvir Hassan, S.M, Abu Syed, Md, Mamnun, N and Eijrond, V (2018) Literature review of critical climate-stress moments in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: a resource kit. Kathmandu: HI-AWARE.


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