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.
- PhD - University of Parma
- MSc - London School of Economics and Political Science
- MA (Laurea) - University of Pisa
Research and academic outputs
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gioli, G, Hugo, G, Costa, M.M and Scheffran, J (2016) 'Human mobility, climate adaptation, and development.' Migration and Development, 5 (2). pp. 165-170. ISSN 2163-2324
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
Neither heroines nor victims: women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal. UN Women discussion paper series, no. 18
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
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
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
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.