Laura Mai is a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University. She earned her PhD from King’s College London, where she was member of the Centre for Climate Law and Governance. In her doctoral research, Laura investigated how local administrations and financial institutions have become enrolled in the processes of change which are necessary to reach the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
Laura’s current research analyses how ways of thinking and doing law are becoming reconfigured under conditions of the unfolding climate crisis. Laura approaches this question from a socio-legal perspective that draws on ethnographic methods and works across theoretical registers from the social sciences and the humanities. In so doing, Laura’s research moves between empirical materials and conceptualisation to give visibility to the multiple ways in which legal forms are done and known.
Laura is a qualified English solicitor and has worked for international organisations, including the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.