King's College London
James Angel is a PhD candidate in geography at King’s College London. His work explores the contested politics of nascent municipal energy initiatves in the UK, with a theoretical interest in thinking “with and against” post-foundationalist perspectives on post-politics and the political. James is embedded as an activist within UK “energy democracy” movements, and seeks to develop a scholar-activist approach that blurs the boundaries between theory and practice. His project draws on participant observation with “Switched On London”, a grassroots campaign for municipal energy in London that he co-founded. James holds a MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College London and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Between undergraduate and graduate study, James worked as a campaigner and researcher for a range of UK-based progressive NGOs including the New Economics Foundation and Global Justice Now.