Appointed as Climate Policy Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute - US Center


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University

Position Description

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is a mission-driven international research organization working to promote local, national, and global sustainable development. Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a global reach with seven centers spanning four continents. Reporting to the lead of SEI Seattle’s program, the Climate Policy Associate contributes to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which may include, among others, low-carbon cities, carbon pricing strategies, climate finance, and the climate implications of oil and coal extraction. The associate’s responsibilities include conducting literature research (e.g., on resident attitudes and behaviors), leading stakeholder interviews and engagement (e.g., with other NGOs or local government staff), writing policy briefs, and meeting with decision-makers. The associate will broaden SEI’s existing work by bringing in humanistic perspectives on climate policy.