Anna is based at the University of Leeds. Her doctoral research focuses on coastal and marine conservation in the EU, comparing case studies of conservation conflicts on the Bulgarian Black Sea and Yorkshire North Sea coasts. Anna’s work combines policy analysis, political ecology, and environmental humanities approaches in order to examines the discursive mechanisms that underpin different communities’ attitudes toward wild coastal space. Her doctoral research aims to provide recommendations for resolving conflicts over the governance of particular coastal protected areas but also for addressing the better integration of marine policy and conservation at an EU/EEA level, especially in hindsight of Brexit. Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College, Massachusetts (2012) and a Master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island (2015). She can be found on twitter.