Emma Fletcher-Barnes

University College Dublin

Dr Emma Fletcher-Barnes is a Researcher at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy in UCD, Dublin. Emma achieved a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University in Belfast in 2012, during which her dissertation focused on policing post-conflict societies.  Emma returned to Queen’s for her PhD at HAPP from which she graduated in 2020. Emma’s research interests are focused on the social science of conservation; particularly intersections between politics, security, and species extinction; the militarization of conservation, the poaching and trafficking of wildlife, and wider political and security issues emergent from global environmental crime.  She is also interested in the consideration of environmental issues through a feminist lens and in theories and approaches within critical animal studies.