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Eco-homes: People, place and politics. Pickerill, J. 2016Zed Books, London.

Occupy! A Global Movement. The Social Movement Studies Editorial Collective (eds.) 2015.  Routledge, London

Research Ethics and Social Movements: Scholarship, Activism & Knowledge ProductionGillan, K and Pickerill, J (eds.) 2015. Routledge, London

Low Impact Development. Pickerill, J and Maxey, L (eds.). 2009 [Published in German 2011]

Anti-War Activism: New Media and Protest in the Information Age. Palgrave McMillan, Gillan, K, Pickerill, J and Webster, F. 2008 [available in paperback from 2011]

Cyberprotest: Environmental activism online. Manchester University Press, Pickerill, J. 2003. [available in paperback from 2010]


Eco-communities as insurgent climate urbanism: Radical urban socio-material transformations. Urban Geography, forthcoming

Doings with the land and sea: Decolonising geographies, Indigeneity, and enacting place-agency. Progress in Human Geography. Barker, A and Pickerill, J. 2020, 44, 4: 640-662

Black and green: the future of Indigenous–environmentalist relations in Australia. Environmental Politics. Pickerill, J, 2019 (online early)

What are we fighting for? Ideological posturing and anarchist geographies. Dialogues in Human Geography. Pickerill, J. 2017, 7, 3, 251-256

Beyond electoralism: reflections on anarchy, populism, and the crisis of electoral politics. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. A Collective of Anarchist Geographers, 2017, 16, 4, 607-642

Critically Interrogating Eco-Homes. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Pickerill, J. 2017, 41, 2, 353–365

Making space for disability in eco-housing and eco-communities. The Geographical Journal, Bhakta, A and Pickerill, J. 2016, 182, 4, 406–417

Cold comfort? Reconceiving the practices of bathing in British self-build eco-homes. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Pickerill, J,  2015, 105, 5, 1061-1077

Bodies, building and bricks: Women architects and builders in eight eco-communities in Argentina, Britain, Spain, Thailand and USA. Gender, Place and Culture. Pickerill, J, 2015, 22, 7, 901-919

The timeliness of impact: Impacting who, when, and for whose gain? ACME, 13, 1, 24-26, Pickerill, J. 2014

Epistemologies of participation, or what do critical human geographers know that’s of any use? Antipode, 45, 2, 252-255, Mason, K, Brown, G and Pickerill, J. 2013

The buildings of Ecovillages: Exploring the processes and practices of eco-housing. Rachel Carson Center Perspectives, 8, 99-110, Pickerill, J. 2012

Why does Occupy matter? Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, 11, 3-4, 279-287, Pickerill, J and Krinsky, J. 2012

Reanimating Anarchist Geographies: A New Burst of Colour. Antipode, 44, 5, 1591–1604, Springer, S, Ince, A, Brown, G, Pickerill, J and Barker, A, J. 2012

Radicalising relationships to and through shared geographies: Why anarchists need to understand Indigenous connections to land and place. Antipode, 44, 5, 1705–1725, Barker, A, J and Pickerill, J. 2012

The difficult and hopeful ethics of research on and with social movements. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, 11:2, 133-143, Gillan, K and Pickerill, J. 2012

Holding the Future Together: towards a theorisation of the spaces and times of transition. Environment and Planning A 44 (7), pages 1607 – 1623, Brown, G, Kraftl, P, Pickerill, J and Upton, C. 2012

In, against and beyond capitalism. The messy spaces, practices and identities of everyday activism in the UK. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35, 4,  475–490, Chatterton, P and Pickerill, J. 2010

Beyond Scholar activism: Making Strategic Interventions Inside and Outside the Neoliberal University. ACME, 9, 2,, The Autonomous Geographies Collective. 2010

Symbolic production, representation, and contested identities: Anti-war activism online. Information, Communication and Society, 12, 7, 969-993, Pickerill, J. 2009

Editorial: Activism and emotional sustainability. Emotion, Space and Society, 2, 1, 1-3, Brown, G and Pickerill, J. 2009

Space for emotion in the spaces of activism. Emotion, Space and Society, 2, 1, 24-35, Brown, G and Pickerill, J. 2009

Geographies of sustainability: Low Impact Developments and radical spaces of innovation, Geography Compass, 3, 4, 1515-1539, Pickerill, J and Maxey, L. 2009

Finding common ground? Spaces of dialogue and the negotiation of Indigenous interests in environmental campaigns in Australia, Geoforum, 40, 1, 66-79, Pickerill, J. 2009

Open access publishing: Hypocrisy and confusion in geography, Antipode, 40, 5, 719-723, Pickerill, J. 2008

The surprising sense of hope, Antipode 40, 3, 482-487 (and Blackwell book: Practising Public Scholarship), Pickerill, J. 2008

The Information Environment of War. Sociology Compass, 2, 6, 1833-1847, Gillan, K, Pickerill, J and Webster, F. 2008

Transnational anti-war activism: solidarity, diversity and the internet in Australia, Britain and the United States after 9/11. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43, 1, 59-78, Gillan, K and Pickerill, J. 2008

From wilderness to WildCountry: the power of language in environmental campaigns in Australia. Environmental Politics, 17, 1, 93-102, Pickerill, J. 2008

‘Autonomy on-line’: Indymedia and practices of alter-globalisation. Environment and Planning A, 39, 11, 2668-2684, Pickerill, J. 2007

The Anti-War/Peace Movement in Britain and the conditions of Information War. International Relations, 20, 4, 407-423, Pickerill, J and Webster, F. 2006

Notes towards autonomous geographies: creation, resistance and self management as survival tactics. Progress in Human Geography, 30, 6: 1-17, Pickerill, J and Chatterton, P. 2006

Radical politics on the net. Parliamentary Affairs, Vol.59, No.2, pp.266-282, Pickerill, J. 2006

Environmentalists’ internet activism in Britain. Peace Review, 13, 3, San Francisco, 365-370, Pickerill, J. 2001

Spreading the green word? Using the internet for environmental campaigning. ECOS, 21, 1, 14-24, Pickerill, J. 2000

Leak detection from rural aqueducts using airborne remote sensing techniques, The International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19, 12, 2427-2433, Pickerill, J and Malthus, T, M. 1998


Affordable eco-homes: Low Income Environmental Solutions. Winston Churchill Policy Report, Pickerill, J. 2011

How social movements and political activism work, Theory Piece for DSTL, Ministry of Defence, Pickerill, J. 2009

Muslim anti-war activism as positive political engagement, Chatham House Briefing Paper ISP/NSC Briefing Paper 07/01, 2-5, Pickerill, J, Webster, F and Gillan, K. 2007


Confronting privilege: The radical potential of eco-communities for urban climate justice. Urban Climate Justice: Theory, Method, Resistance, submitted

Making climate urbanism from the grassroots: Eco-communities, experiments and divergent temporalities. Castan Broto et al., (eds.) Climate Urbanism: towards a critical research agenda. Palgrave.

The Environment in H.Wilson and J.Darling (eds.) Research Ethics for Human Geography. SAGE, 2020

Experimentations, in Antipode Editorial Collective (eds.) Keywords in Radical Geography: Antipode at 50. Wiley. Pickerill, J. 2019

Radical Geography. The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Pickerill, J. 2019 (updated entry)

Eco-Homes for all: Why the socio-cultural matters in encouraging eco-building in Benson and Hamiduddin (eds.) Self-Build Homes. UCL Press, London. Pickerill, J. 2018.

Radical GeographyThe Wiley-AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Pickerill, J. 2017.

The Environment and Environmentalism in P.Daniels, M.Bradshaw, D.Shaw and J.Sidaway, Human Geography: issues for the 21st Century. 5th Edition. Pearson Education Limited, Essex. Howell, R and Pickerill, J. 2016.

Building the commons in eco-communities in L.Dawney (ed.) Space, power and the making of the commons. Routledge, London. Pickerill, J. 2015.

Who builds the house? In Bunker, S, Coates, C, Dennis, J and How, J (eds.) Low Impact Living Communities in Britain. A Diggers and Dreamers Review. D&D Publications, London. Pickerill, J. 2014.

Various contributions of text and photographs. In J.Birnbaum Fox and L.Fox (ed.) Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide. North Atlantic Books. Pickerill, J. 2014

Permaculture in practice: Low Impact Development in Britain. J. Lockyer and J. Veteto (eds.) Localizing Environmental Anthropology: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillage Design for a Sustainable Future. Berghahn Books. Pickerill, J. 2012

The Environment and Environmentalism, in P.Daniels, M.Bradshaw, D.Shaw and J.Sidaway, Human Geography: issues for the 21st Century. 4th Edition. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, Pickerill, J. 2012

We have to adapt culturally to climate change, in Firth, L (ed.) Issues: Tackling Climate Change, Key Stage 3, Independence Educational Publishers. GCSE and A-Level textbook. Pickerill, J. 2011

Low Impact Development: radical housing solutions from the grassroots. A. Davies (ed.) Enterprising communities: grassroots sustainability innovations. Emerald. Pickerill, J and Maxey, L. 2011

Scales of Activism: New Media and Transnational Connections in Anti-War Movements. Cottle, S and Lester, L (eds.) Transnational Protests and the Media. Peter Land Publishing, Pickerill, J, Gillan, K and Webster, F. 2011

Building liveable cities; urban Low Impact Developments as low carbon solutions? In Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin, Cities and Low Carbon Transitions, Routledge. Pickerill, J. 2010

Campaigning in a Changing Information Environment: the Anti-War and Peace Movement in Britain, in Jeremy Husinger, Matthew Allen and Lisbeth Klastrup (eds), International Handbook of Internet Research (Springer). Chapter 27. Gillan, K, Pickerill, J and Webster, F. 2010

Geographies of Difference. Encyclopaedia of Geography, Sage, London, Pickerill, J. 2010

Valuing the Environment, in P.Daniels, M.Bradshaw, D.Shaw and J.Sidaway, Human Geography: issues for the 21st Century. 3rd Edition. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, Pickerill, J. 2008

Environment and Environmentalism in P.Daniels, M.Bradshaw, D.Shaw and J.Sidaway, Human Geography: issues for the 21st Century. 2nd Edition. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, Millington, A and Pickerill, J. 2004

Rethinking political participation: Experiments in internet activism in Australia and Britain, in R.Gibson, A.Roemmele and S.Ward, Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs. Routledge, London, Pickerill, J. 2004

Weaving a green web: Environmental protest and computer mediated communication in Britain, in F.Webster, Culture and Politics in the Information Age, Routledge, London, pp.142-166, Pickerill, J. 2001

Pressure Groups, New Social Movements and New ICTs: Greens and the Net, in S.Ward and R.Gibson, Reinvigorating Government? British Politics and the Internet, Ashgate, Aldershot, Pickerill, J. 2000


Decolonising the University, edited by Gurminder K Bhambra, Kerem Nişancıoğlu and Dalia Gebrial. Times Higher Education, 2018 

Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles: Consumption and Environmentalism, by Tendai Chitewere. Local Environment, 2018,23, 12, 1225–1226

Enlivening and reshaping anarchist geographies. Geopolitics, 22, 2, 474-480. Pickerill, J. 2017.

The Birth of an Ecovillage: Adventures in an alternative work by Paul Wimbush. Permaculture Magazine. Pickerill, J. 2012.

Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks by Featherstone. Social Movement Studies, 9, 3, 331-340, Pickerill, J. 2010.

A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster. Environmental Politics, 19, 4, 667-688, Pickerill, J. 2010.

Backyard: Nature and Culture in Suburban Australia by Lesley Head and Pat Muir. Landscape Research, 35, 3, 386-388, Pickerill, J. 2010.

Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital by James DeFilippis. Cities, 22, 4, 331-332, Pickerill, J. 2005.

Deglobalization: Ideas for a new world economy by Walden Bello. Environmental Politics, 12, 4, 149, Pickerill, J. 2003.

Anti-GenetiX: The emergence of the anti-GM movement by Derrick Purdue. Environmental Politics, 11, 4, 147-8, Pickerill, J. 2002.

Magazine articles

Is the climate crisis also a race issue? Human: Putting the Social in Science blog, 2020

#4: Success is rarely about finishing anything … Reclaiming Success Blog, 2020

‘My salvation came when my university hired an actor to give training sessions on stage presence’: Top tips on how to make your lectures interesting. Times Higher Education, 18th October, 2018.

Rejection is different now, ECRs need more support. ECA Survival blog. August, 2018

Affordable rural eco-homes. Winston Churchill Memorial Trust blog, , August, 2018

How to work a 37 hour weekTimes Higher Education. Pickerill, J. 2018, 24th May

Building Collectively Is Greener, Easier, and Cheaper. Communities Magazine. Pickerill J. 2018, summer edition

The Need For Radical Geographical Action. Antipode Intervention Symposium, Did We Accomplish the Revolution in Geographic Thought? Pickerill, J. 2016.

Time together can feel like time apart, when your focus on work is so intense you struggle to wind down in ‘Married to the(ir) job: living with an academic: Scholars and their significant others share the good, the bad and the ugly’, Times Higher Education, 20th October, Pickerill, J. 2016

International Women’s Day: being female in academia. Times Higher Education., Pickerill, J. 2016

Building community and learning from failure. Communities Magazine, Spring, Pickerill, J and Hayward, R, 2016, Number 170, pp.34-36

Boss for a day: What I would do if I was VC for a day. Times Higher Education, 11th June, p.45, Pickerill, J. 2015

10 Tips for Building Together. Permaculture Magazine. Hayward, R and Pickerill, J. 2015.

Learning from eco-villages. Peace News, Feb/March, Pickerill, J. 2015

How to avoid interview pitfalls. Times Higher Education, 8th January. Pickerill, J. 2015.

Construyendo eco-viviendas asequibles en todo el mundo [Building more affordable eco-housing worldwide], Eco-Habitar Magazine, January, no.44, Pickerill, J. 2015.

Who Builds the Houses? Gender in Eco-Communites. Pickerill, J. 2014 . Communities Magazine.

What is stopping us building more eco-houses?. Pickerill, J. 2011. Permaculture Online.

We have to adapt culturally to climate change. Pickerill, J. 2011. Leicester Exchanges blog. Reprinted in GCSE and A-Level textbook: Firth, L (ed.) Issues: Tackling Climate Change (2011) Key Stage 3, Independence Educational Publishers.

The dangers of measuring well-being and happiness. Pickerill, J. 2011. Leicester Exchanges blog.

Home Truths. Pickerill, J. 2011. Clay Technology, February/ March, 6-7.

Reclaiming Radical Politics. Pickerill, J. 2009. Radical Politics Today Magazine, May.

A simple eco-house … a C-Change sustainable home. Pickerill, J. 2009. Ecology Building Society News, March

Only connect. Gillan, K and Pickerill, J. 2009. Peace News, March, 10

A self build ecohouse. Pickerill, J and Farrant, M. 2008. Green Building Magazine, 18, 3, 62-63.

Two women, an ecobuild and a full time job. Pickerill, J. 2008. Permaculture Magazine. 58, 15-18

Frontline: Reduce your carbon footprint by living in an ecovillage. Pickerill, J. 2007. Resurgence. July/ August, 243

Alternative home sweet home. Chatterton, P, Maxey, L, and Pickerill, J. 2007. Red Pepper, April, 28

The Lammas Low Impact Housing Development. Pickerill, J, and Maxey, L, 2007. Sustainability: The practical journal for green building, renewable energy and sustainable communities, 1, 18-19

Lammas: Land and Liberty. Maxey, L, and Pickerill, J. 2007. The Land, Spring, 3, 35-36

New Planning Opportunities For Low Impact Settlements. Maxey, L, Pickerill, J and Wimbush, P 2006, Permaculture Magazine, 50, 32