Professor David Schlosberg

David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of Sydney, and Co-Director of the University’s Sydney Environment Institute. His general interests are in environmental politics and political theory; his research focuses broadly on environmental and climate justice, environmental democracy and participation, and the political theory, tactics, and organization of environmental and environmental justice movements. Some of this has been published in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism (Oxford 1999), and Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford 2007).

On the issue of climate change, Schlosberg has co-edited, with John Dryzek and Richard Norgaard, the Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society. That team also co-authored a short overview of The Climate-Challenged Society, published by Oxford University Press (2013).

Schlosberg’s current work includes conceptions and practices of climate justice, ecological justice, and community strategies for sustainability and adaptation to climate change. Another project focuses on the new environmentalism of everyday life, with a focus on food, energy, and crafting movements. And he continues to write on the impact of our realization of the Anthropocene, in terms of what it means for both environmental management and for human/nonhuman relations. Most recently, he co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory.

Professor Schlosberg has held visiting positions as a Lecturer in Political Theory at the London School of Economics (2000-01), a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Fellow in Social and Political Theory at the Australian National University (2003-04), as Barron Visiting Professor in Environment and Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University (Spring 2009), and as Visiting Professor of Sustainability at Newcastle University (UK, Fall 2011). His work has also been supported by the National Science Foundation (US) and the Australian Research Council.

Professor Schlosberg joined the faculty of the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney in January 2011. He is the coordinator of the department’s Environmental Politics Research Cluster, member of the university’s Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society, and founding Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute.


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