BA (Hons) (Politics), BA (Psychology) (USCS), PhD, MS (Political Science) (Oregon)

Political science

Professor Schlosberg’s scholarly reputation is in a range of fields in political science and theory, from environmental movements to pluralist theory to adaptation governance. Broadly, Professor Schlosberg is considered a leader in the field of environmental political theory, but my most important impact has been in the elaboration of an analytical framework for understanding and examining environmental justice. This important and widely cited framework was published in a number of articles and chapters, as well as the 2007 book Defining Environmental Justice with Oxford University Press. His work on environmental justice is a constant touchstone across a wide array of disciplines that engage with the concept and practice. He has also made original and important contributions on climate justice, justice and adaptation, food justice, multispecies justice, environmental movements, and ecological democracy. The impact of his broad research outputs on environmental and climate justice, as well as other areas in environmental politics and studies, can be measured in multiple ways. In the context of the discipline of political science, Professor Schlosberg’s refereed articles have been published in the two top journals in the field of environmental politics—Environmental Politics, where two of his articles are in their top ten cited list, and Global Environmental Politics, where, again, an article of his is on their top-ten cited list. In addition, Professor Schlosberg has published in some of the major disciplinary journals of political science, such as Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, and Ethics and International Affairs. A piece in Contemporary Political Theory won the award for best article published in 2016.

In addition, Professor Schlosberg has regularly published with one of the leading university presses in the world, Oxford University Press, for the last twenty years. This includes eight books with OUP (two sole-authored, three co-authored, and three co-edited), including the most recent, Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life (OUP 2019). He has co-edited two volumes in the prestigious Oxford Handbook series, the Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (2011 – the first multi-disciplinary handbook in the series), and the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (2016).

Professor Schlosberg’s work is recognised, used, and cited extensively in many disciplines – not only political science. While his publications are based in political science and environmental politics, the significance of the work is recognised in, and cited across, a wide range of disciplines/programs, including political science, public policy, planning, sociology, philosophy, geography, environmental studies, law, humanities, and international development. His most recent visiting appointments, keynotes, and invitations to speak have been in a range of disciplines and departments, including philosophy, sociology and environmental studies – as well as politics.

1. Schlosberg, D and L Craven. 2019. Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Practice and the Politics of Everyday Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2. Schlosberg, D. 2007. Defining Environmental Justice. Oxford; Oxford University Press.

3. Schlosberg, D, L Collins and S Niemeyer. 2017. ‘Adaptation Policy and Community Discourse: Risk, Vulnerability, and Just Transformation’. Environmental Politics 26, No 3: 423-437.

4. Schlosberg, D and R Coles. 2016. ‘The New Environmentalism of Everyday Life: Sustainability, Material Flows, and Movements’. Contemporary Political Theory 15, No. 2: 160-181.

5. Schlosberg, D. 2019. “Disruption, Community, and Resilient Governance: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene.” In T. Heller et al, eds. Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses. London: Routledge.