Dr Rebecca Pearse

B. Psych (Hons) USyd; MA, PhD UNSW

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The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Beck Pearse joined the Department of Political Economy in June 2017. She has research interests across environmental political economy, social movement studies, feminist political economy, labour studies and the sociology of knowledge. In 2016-17, Beck was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Sociology at Australian National University, working on a research project investigating gender and disciplinarity in the social sciences and humanities. Beck has also worked as a Research Associate contributing to the ARC projects - The Coal Rush and Beyond and Global Arenas of Knowledge.

Beck's work has been published in Australian and international journals including The Sociological Review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Environmental Politics, Energy Policy, and Feminist Economics. She has co-authored a book with Stuart Rosewarne and James Goodman called Climate Action Upsurge: An Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics (Routledge 2014), and co-authored the latest revision of Raewyn Connell's Gender: in World Perspective (3rd edition Polity 2015). Based on her PhD, Beck’s forthcoming book is titled Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, the State and Market Failure (Routledge 2018).

dynamics of organised knowledge production on a world scale. The aim of the research is to help build a more democratic, multicentred, model of knowledge. - See more at: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/news_events/projects/global-arenas/index.shtml#sthash.d6g21mLw.dpuf
dynamics of organised knowledge production on a world scale. The aim of the research is to help build a more democratic, multicentred, model of knowledge. - See more at: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/news_events/projects/global-arenas/index.shtml#sthash.d6g21mLw.dpuf

Research interests

  • political economy of climate and energy policy
  • environmentalisms and social change
  • gender relations and feminism
  • work and energy transformations
  • sociology of knowledge

Teaching and supervision

ECOP2617: Globalisation and Labour
ECOP3022: Political Economy of Gender
ECOP6108: Economic Management for Sustainability
ECOP6015: Global Employment and Migration

Associations

General member, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Secretary, Environmental Politics and Policy Group, The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)

In the media

Pearse, R. (2015) ‘After Paris: Where now for carbon pricing?’, Inside Story, 21 December.

Pearse, R. (2015) ‘Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels’, The Conversation, 14 December.

Böhm. S. & Pearse, R. (2015), ‘Obama’s climate plan is another carbon trading scheme’, The Conversation, 17 August.

Connell, R. & Pearse, R. (2015) ‘Gender norms: Are they the enemy of women’s rights?, UNRISD Think Piece Series Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action, 2 March.

Pearse, R. (2014), ‘Climate movement: Between marketisation and protection’, Upswell Magazine, vol. 1, August.

Pearse, R. (2013), ‘Don’t cry for carbon in Kalimantan’, New Matilda, 5 July.

Pearse, R. (2013), ‘The dirty business of coal in NSW’ Chain Reaction, vol 117, July.

Pearse, R. (2011), ‘What price carbon? A critical analysis of Australia’s plans to join the carbon market’ Arena, no. 114.

Pearse, R. & Hitchcock, J. (2011), ‘Pricing carbon in rural Australia’ Chain Reaction, vol. 112, July.

Pearse, R. (2011), ‘Pricing carbon: Theory, practice, politics’ Chain Reaction, vol. 111, January.

Pearse, R. (2010), ‘History repeating: The CPRS is back’ The Drum Unleashed, ABC, 20 December.

Selected grants

2018

  • Energy: Its institutions, networks and lived experiences; Chester L, Bryant G, Elliot A, Pearse R; School of Social & Political Sciences/SSPS Collaborative Research Support Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Pearse, R. (2018). Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, the State and Market Failure. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015). Gender: In World Perspective. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Polity Press.
  • Rosewarne, S., Goodman, J., Pearse, R. (2014). Climate Action Upsurge: The ethnography of climate movement politics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015). Gender and environmental change. Gender: In World Perspective, (pp. 112-129). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Polity Press.

Journals

  • Pearse, R. (2017). Gender and climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(e451). [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier intellectual workers deal with the global economy of knowledge. The Sociological Review, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Re-making the Global Economy of Knowledge: North-South Relations in New Fields of Knowledge. British Journal of Sociology, In Press, 1-20. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R., Connell, R. (2016). Gender norms and the economy: Insights from social research. Feminist Economics, 22(1), 30-53. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2016). Moving targets: Carbon pricing, energy markets, and social movements in Australia. Environmental Politics, 25(6), 1079-1101. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2016). The coal question that emissions trading has not answered. Energy Policy, 99, 319-328. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2014). Book review essay: Climate capitalism and its discontents. Global Environmental Politics, 14(1), 130-135.
  • Pearse, R. (2014). Carbon trading for climate justice? Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 17, 111-130.
  • Pearse, R., Bohm, S. (2014). Ten reasons why carbon markets will not bring about radical emissions reduction. Carbon Management, 5(4), 325-337. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2013). Back to the land? Legitimation, carbon offsets and Australia's emissions trading scheme. Global Change, Peace and Security, 25(1), 43-60. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2012). Mapping REDD in the Asia-Pacific: Governance, marketisation and contention. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 12(1/2), 181-285.
  • Pearse, R. (2010). Making a market? Contestation and climate change. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 66, 166-198.
  • Pearse, R., Goodman, J., Rosewarne, S. (2010). Researching direct action against carbon emissions: A digital ethnography of climate agency. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2(3), 76-103.

Report

  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2014). Gender Norms and Stereotypes: A Survey of Concepts, Research, and Issues about Change.

Reference Works

  • Pearse, R. (2017). Feminism. In F.M. Moghaddam (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. (pp. 297-301). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Pearse, R. (2017). Gender bias. In F.M. Moghaddam (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. (pp. 319-322). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Other

  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015), Gender norms: Are they the enemy of women’s rights? (UNRISD Think Piece Series - Let’s talk about women’s rights: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action). [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Pearse, R., Dehm, J. (2011). In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in Kalimantan Indonesia, Netherlands: Friends of the Earth International. [More Information]

2018

  • Pearse, R. (2018). Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, the State and Market Failure. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [More Information]

2017

  • Pearse, R. (2017). Feminism. In F.M. Moghaddam (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. (pp. 297-301). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Pearse, R. (2017). Gender and climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(e451). [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2017). Gender bias. In F.M. Moghaddam (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. (pp. 319-322). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier intellectual workers deal with the global economy of knowledge. The Sociological Review, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Re-making the Global Economy of Knowledge: North-South Relations in New Fields of Knowledge. British Journal of Sociology, In Press, 1-20. [More Information]

2016

  • Pearse, R., Connell, R. (2016). Gender norms and the economy: Insights from social research. Feminist Economics, 22(1), 30-53. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2016). Moving targets: Carbon pricing, energy markets, and social movements in Australia. Environmental Politics, 25(6), 1079-1101. [More Information]
  • Pearse, R. (2016). The coal question that emissions trading has not answered. Energy Policy, 99, 319-328. [More Information]

2015

  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015). Gender and environmental change. Gender: In World Perspective, (pp. 112-129). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Polity Press.
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015), Gender norms: Are they the enemy of women’s rights? (UNRISD Think Piece Series - Let’s talk about women’s rights: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action). [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2015). Gender: In World Perspective. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Polity Press.

2014

  • Pearse, R. (2014). Book review essay: Climate capitalism and its discontents. Global Environmental Politics, 14(1), 130-135.
  • Pearse, R. (2014). Carbon trading for climate justice? Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 17, 111-130.
  • Rosewarne, S., Goodman, J., Pearse, R. (2014). Climate Action Upsurge: The ethnography of climate movement politics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R. (2014). Gender Norms and Stereotypes: A Survey of Concepts, Research, and Issues about Change.
  • Pearse, R., Bohm, S. (2014). Ten reasons why carbon markets will not bring about radical emissions reduction. Carbon Management, 5(4), 325-337. [More Information]

2013

  • Pearse, R. (2013). Back to the land? Legitimation, carbon offsets and Australia's emissions trading scheme. Global Change, Peace and Security, 25(1), 43-60. [More Information]

2012

  • Pearse, R. (2012). Mapping REDD in the Asia-Pacific: Governance, marketisation and contention. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 12(1/2), 181-285.

2011

  • Pearse, R., Dehm, J. (2011). In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in Kalimantan Indonesia, Netherlands: Friends of the Earth International. [More Information]

2010

  • Pearse, R. (2010). Making a market? Contestation and climate change. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 66, 166-198.
  • Pearse, R., Goodman, J., Rosewarne, S. (2010). Researching direct action against carbon emissions: A digital ethnography of climate agency. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2(3), 76-103.

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