A Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow and a Junior Research Fellow, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
Dr Virginie Arantes is a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. Her research focuses on the areas of environmental politics, governance and ideologies, state-society relations, and urban studies. She is currently finishing a monograph titled “China’s Green Consensus” which examines how the consensual orchestration of sustainability in China’s biggest city, Shanghai, affects non-state actors’ ways of perceiving, acting, and organizing around environmental issues. Broadly, the book explores grassroots realities as they intersect with events of everyday life, offering insights into areas that far transcend debates over coercive forms of environmentalism and exploring the “soft” and “green” facets of President Xi Jinping’s authoritarian approach to governance. Recently, her work focuses on the political implications of the instrumentalization of the environmental sphere by China’s authoritarian regime.