Katherine Stewart

Photograph of Katherine Stewart.
BA in Landscape Management and Resource Development - University of Wales, Lampeter
MA in Landscape Management and Environmental Archaeology - University of Wales, Lampeter


Email: kms1@aber.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1970 622610


My background is physical geography and having a fascination with soils and landscape, I gained a high 2:1 in Landscape Management and Resource Development (2003) from University of Wales, Lampeter. In 2009, I obtained my Masters degree in Landscape Management and Environmental Archaeology, again, at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

In between and around my degrees, I enjoyed working as Assistant Project Officer for the Ceredigion Biodiversity Enhancement Scheme at the pioneering Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. I also spent many happy hours working for Cygnus Books and a surprisingly fun period as a builder’s labourer, renovating a Ceredigion farmhouse. In 2007, I started work as Development Officer for Transition Llambed, which kept me occupied for the next 18 months and it was through this experience that I became interested in human geography.

Transition Llambed sparked my passion for resilience and Transition Culture and in 2010, I started life as a part-time PhD student at IGES, Aberystwyth. I am currently researching feminist methodologies, crafting and resilience, with particular reference to Transition Culture.  I am under the supervision of Dr Mark Whitehead and Professor Rhys Jones.

I have a research blog- Gender Specs does Geography and also a lighter, more creative blog - The Awen of Papillon Noir


Teaching and Responsibilities

  • First year undergraduate tutor for F800 BSc Geography
  • An Academic Coordinator for the Aberystyth leg of the Wales Fulbright Summer Institute 2012


Conference Papers


  1. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual General Meeting: ‘Reskilling- resilience building as part of Transition Culture’, New York City, 24-28th February 2012.