Henrik SelinFrederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University
154 Bay State Road, Room 405
Boston, MA 02215 USA
selin at bu dot edu

I am the Associate Dean for Studies and a Professor of International Relations in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. At Boston University, I am also a Faculty Associate Director at the Institute for Global Sustainability and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Europe.

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 Thematic Studies – Environmental Change (formerly named 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.

I am the author of Mercury Stories: Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element (MIT Press, with Noelle Eckley Selin and a separate book website containing additional publications and other resources), European Union Environmental Governance (Routledge, with Stacy VanDeveer) and Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management (MIT Press). I am also the editor of 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 fifty 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). In addition, I was a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study and the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2018-2022.

I currently serve as Editor for the journal Global Environmental Politics.

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