Ms Catherine Ann Whittle

Ms Catherine Ann Whittle

Phd Candidate

Department of Anthropology

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Key Expertise
Anthropology of Christianity; public religion; Anthropocene; Kenya; UK

About me

Research Topic: My PhD research focuses on contemporary Christian engagement with environmental care through conservation and/or activism.

Catherine has also been an LSE student for her undergraduate and master’s degrees, training in Anthropology and Law before specialising in the anthropology of contemporary religion.

As her PhD research was suspended in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, she returned home to the UK to pursue research there. In April 2020 she co-authored a report on ‘a good death’ in the UK under lockdown. She subsequently joined LSE Anthropology’s research group on changing networks of care among the UK public in the covid-19 pandemic, carrying out online interviews with individuals around the UK and collaborating on qualitative data analysis from surveys. Her particular interests focus on responses of faith groups to the pandemic and issues around education, schooling, and children categorised as vulnerable.

Get in touch with Catherine over LinkedIn or Twitter: @Catherine_Whitt

Supervisors: Michael W. Scott; Gisa Weszkalnys

Academic CV

Expertise Details

My interests are: what is happening to religion in our time of climate/eco crisis? How does religion shape communities’ experiences of this crisis? What can we learn about what religion is becoming from environmental/climate activists?