Dominic is Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He holds a Masters by Research on environmental narrative in Sweden from the University of Edinburgh (2011) and a PhD written jointly at the University of Edinburgh and Uppsala University, ‘Our common, contested future: The rhetoric of modern Swedish environmentalism’(2015), which deals with the communication of environmental flashpoints in Swedish public media. He was previously postdoctoral fellow at Edinburgh University’s Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) and taught at the University of Edinburgh and at UCL on gender and landscape in Scandinavia and the British Isles, higher seminars at Uppsala University on environmental communication, and on the Anthropocene at UCL as part of doctoral training. His research interests include environment and language, language and power, journalism futures, and global social and environmental change as a narrative process. Most recently he has been developing projects on how to support a new environmental journalism in an age of rapid environmental and social change, and on the question of journalism as a narrative tool of the Anthropocene.
He is also a member of the Nordic Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies network, and a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh low carbon media panel.
In 2012 he was awarded the SWEA bursary prize for research of Swedish language and culture, and in 2016 held Scotland’s bienalle lecture in Venice, Italy on the subject of northern futures and environmental change.
‘It’s Our Environment: Two Terms of SNP Environmental Policy’, Scottish Affairs, Volume 25 Issue 1, Page 83-102. 2016.
‘Our Common, Contested Future: The Rhetorics of Modern Environment in Sweden’. Phd Thesis, University of Edinburgh. 2015.