Vicki Reif-Breitwieser (she/her)


Department of Politics and International Relations

PhD Student

Co-convenor of the Doctoral research Network at SPERI

PhD Student Vicki Reif-Breitwieser
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Vicki Reif-Breitwieser
Department of Politics and International Relations
Modular Teaching Village
Northumberland Road
S10 1AJ

I am an ESRC funded doctoral researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations working in the field of International Political Economy (IPE). My research focusses on conflict and violence associated with extractive industries in Latin America and my PhD project interrogates their relationship with the green transition, sustainability, development and capitalist transformation. I am also a co-convenor of SPERI’s Doctoral Researchers Network which through events and collaboration aims to connect post-graduate researchers across disciplines who are interested in issues related to contemporary capitalism.

  • BA History and Politics - University of Sheffield, 2020
  • MA International Relations - University of Sheffield, 2021
  • MA Social Research - University of Sheffield, 2023
Research interests

PhD thesis title: The Shadows of the Green Transition - Continuity or Change in Everyday Extractive Violence?

Primary supervisor: Dr Jonathan K Gamu
Secondary supervisor: Dr Matthew L Bishop

Research group

Political Economy


ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership 1+3 Studentship