Simone Pulver

Dr. Simone Pulver is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Leadership Incubator at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research investigates patterns in the environmental impacts of business, what drives those patterns, and how those drivers might be transformed. She has led NSF-funded research projects on oil industry responses to climate change, climate politics in Mexico, low carbon investments by firms in Brazil and India, and toxic pollution in American manufacturing. Pulver publishes in leading environmental journals including Environmental Research LettersGlobal Environmental Politics, and Organization and Environment and is a co-author of Foundations of Socio-Environmental Research: Legacy readings with commentaries, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. She has received numerous distinctions, including a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship, a Visiting Professorship at the University of Hamburg’s KlimaCampus, and an appointment as a Distinguished Mentor for the SESYNC Postdoctoral Immersion Program. Before coming to Santa Barbara, Pulver was the Joukowsky Assistant Research Professor at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, with a joint appointment in the Center for Environmental Studies. She holds a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Energy and Resources, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

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