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Karl Dudman

University of Oxford, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society

Based in

United Kingdom

Karl Dudman is an anthropologist studying the concepts of denialism and non-participation, and how they shape mainstream governance and communication of climate change. Karl’s work applies methods and concepts from anthropology and Science and Technology Studies (STS) to explore why global climate conversations and communities labelled ‘denialist’ struggle to communicate with each other. He is also interested in the politics of environmental knowledge, trust in expertise, and class representations in climate policy.

Karl is a DPhil candidate at Oxford’s Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, as well as a visiting fellow at Harvard’s STS program. He has a professional background in climate change communication, participatory governance, and environmental journalism.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Public opinion Social movements

How to Connect



Dudman, K., de Wit, S. An IPCC that listens: introducing reciprocity to climate change communication. Climatic Change 168, 2 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03186-x

Rowbottom, J., Graversgaard, M., Wright, I., Dudman, K., Klages, S., Heidecke, C., … & Velthof, G. Water governance diversity across Europe: Does legacy generate sticking points in implementing multi-level governance?. Journal of environmental management, 319, 115598.(2022).

Dudman, K. “If you think Covid-19 is a dress rehearsal, you may be at the wrong play”. TORCH. (2020)

Dudman, K. “How (And Why) To Emphasize Listening In Effective Climate Communications.” NC State News. (2021). https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/listening-and-climate-communication/.

Dudman, K. “Who Sees Climate Change? The Paradox of Climate Apathy in Flood-Prone America.” Anthroposphere. (2019).

Dudman, K. “Lessons From Talking Climate With Albertan Oil Workers.” Climate Home News. (2019). https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/02/21/lessons-talking-climate-albertan-oil-workers/.