Associate Professor, Environmental Studies

Simone Pulver received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and also holds an MA in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, as well as a BA in Physics from Princeton University. Her principal areas of specialization are global environmental politics, organizational theory, and the sociology of development. Before coming to UCSB, she was a research professor at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies and the Center for Environmental Studies. She is currently directing an NSF funded project that investigates clean energy investments by developing-country firms in India and Brazil under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism. She also has an ongoing project that maps climate policy networks in Mexico.

EH Course: Critical Thinking about Human-Environment Problems and Solutions