Alexander L. Foster

Alexander Foster

Alex’s research interests center on the ways in which global narratives of environmental sustainability, and the actions that are promoted by these narratives, raise issues of environmental justice. In particular, he is curious about those ethical tensions that arise when two competing interests collide with each other - each demanding ethical priority. To explore this, Alex intends to investigate conflicts between indigenous communities and rare earth metal mining operations. Prior to Princeton, Alex graduated from Oxford University with both a first-class BA in Geography, and an MPhil in Medical Anthropology with Distinction. Most recently, Alex worked as a researcher in a London-based International Development Consultancy, conducting research in Sierra Leone and Kosovo.