Department of International Relations
154 Bay State Road, Room 405
Boston, MA 02215 USA
selin at bu dot edu
I am Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Boston University where I began working in 2004. I also hold the following positions at Boston University: Coordinator of the Master of Arts in International Relations and Environmental Policy program; Core Faculty, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies; and Faculty Fellow, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future.
I received all my academic degrees (BA/MA and PhD) in Europe, having studied at Lund University (Sweden), Newcastle University (England), and Linköping University (Sweden). My scholarly and teaching interests lie in areas of environment and sustainable development. I have a strong interest in crossing disciplinary boundaries in both my research and my teaching. I developed this interest during my graduate work at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University, which combines social and natural science in the study of environmental issues and policy making.
My book Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management is published by MIT Press. I am also the co-editor of two other books: Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking and Multilevel Governance (MIT Press, with Stacy VanDeveer) and Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives (Ashgate, with Miranda Schreurs and Stacy VanDeveer). In addition, I am the author and co-author of more than three dozen peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous reports, reviews and commentaries.
Prior to taking up my current faculty position at Boston University, I was a Wallenberg Research Fellow in Environment and Sustainability in the Environmental Policy and Planning Group in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001-04), an Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2001-03), and an Associate with the Center for International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2003-04).
I am currently acting as an Editor for the journal Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy. Article submissions are most welcome! I am also the Book Review Editor (Environment) for Review of Policy Research.