POLICY & GOVERNANCE FACULTY

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Email: jbury@ucsc.edu
Website: https://people.ucsc.edu/~jbury/
Phone:831-459-3685

Jeff Bury’s current research is centrally concerned with the transformation of natural and social environments in Latin America. His research has recently focused on new frontiers of extractive industries in the Andes and the political economy of climate change and glacier recession in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru). His work also focuses on conservation, ecotourism, and livelihood transformations in Peru, Chile and Costa Rica. His field research is linked closely to my interests in political ecology studies, environment and development in Latin America and field methods.

Email: dagordon@ucsc.edu
Website: https://davidjgordon.wordpress.com/
Phone: 831-502-7225

Dr. Gordon’s research addresses problems of global coordination and explores the opportunities and limitations of non-traditional (those involving actors other than states) modes of collective action. He focuses on identifying the politics and power relations that operate within such initiatives, and understanding how these internal dynamics influence governance outcomes.

His work contributes to the literature on global environmental governance and engages in active dialogue with multiple scholarly communities (International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Urban Politics). Working at the interstices of disciplinary borders opens up valuable analytic space, which he uses to explore novel efforts to generate collective action and produce meaningful and effective governance outcomes at both global and local scales.

Current research projects underway focus on the accountability of novel systems of global urban climate governance with an emphasis on better understanding (a) the power relations that shape global urban accountability initiatives, (b) the local impacts and implications of the globally accountable city, and (c) the potential for these systems to produce meaningful global effects.

Email: sjinnah@ucsc.edu
Website: http://www.sikinajinnah.com/
Phone: 831-502-7224

Dr. Jinnah’s research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. Her most recent projects examine how key norms in global climate politics shape power relations, the role of U.S. preferential trade agreements in shaping environmental policy in trading partner nations, and the politics of climate engineering governance.

Daniel M Press

Email: dpress@ucsc.edu
Website: Dan M Press page at UCSC
Phone: 831-459-4015

Daniel Press is a professor of Environmental Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. He served for six years as a governor’s appointee to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, the independent regulatory commission that enforces state and federal clean water laws in California’s Central Coast. He is the author of three books focused on US environmental policy and politics. His research covers environmental policy analysis, land and resources management, water quality regulation and the greening of industry.

Email: klseto@ucsc.edu
Website: https://katherineseto.wordpress.com/

Katy Seto’s research centers on coupled human and natural systems dynamics in marine and coastal systems. Her primary areas of focus are 1) the contribution of marine resources to food and livelihood security, 2) governing marine and coastal systems for resource equity and sustainability, and 2) maritime security and globalization in a context of rapid global change. Katy’s work informs marine resource management and policy reform, and spans multiple regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.

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