Elizabeth Shove

Elizabeth Shove is Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University.  She is known for her work on social theories of practice (Infrastructures in Practice (2018) edited with Frank Trentmann; The Nexus of Practices (2017), edited with Allison Hui and Theodore Schatzki) and the Dynamics of Social Practice (2012) with Mika Pantzar and Matt Watson.  From 2013-2018 she was Director of the DEMAND Centre (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand: see www.demand.ac.uk).  Elizabeth is interested in how social practices connect and in the complexes of practice that define and underpin contemporary challenges in the health sector as well as in relation to consumption, energy demand and climate change. She is part of the ‘Practice Theory at Lancaster’ group (see http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/socialpractice/).