Lucy McAllister
Postdoctoral Researcher
Technical University of Munich


Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests

Transnational movement of electronic waste, environmental and social harms of the electronics commodity chain, corporate social responsibility, right to repair movement, and media representations of climate change


Lucy McAllister is a postdoctoral researcher of sustainability at the Technical University of Munich in the Center for Energy Markets. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and German Studies from Connecticut College.

Previously, Lucy was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Lewis Institute Fellow at Babson College and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Core Renewal Program at Boston College.

Lucy’s research focuses on the relationship between business and the environment. She examines topics such as the human and environmental harms of the electronics commodity chain, the social and environmental messaging of lead multinational corporations, media representations of climate change, and the impacts of technological solutions to climate change on women and children in informal and emerging markets. Her dissertation work was selected for a University of Colorado Boulder Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She has also received a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Award as well as a Boston College Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Expense Grant. She has published her research in outlets such as the Health and Human Rights Journal, The Lancet, Science and Engineering Ethics, Sociology of Development and the Population Reference Bureau. Lucy has taught introductory and advanced courses on Climate Change Politics and Policy, Waste, Consumption and Environmental Justice, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Food Systems, and Business and the Natural Environment.