Dr. Sikina Jinnah is an Associate Professor of Politics. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Environmental, Science, Policy, and Management and joined the UCSC Politics faculty in Fall 2016.
Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, particularly 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.
In this interview with Rachel Anne Goodman, she discusses the difficulty and lack-of transparency the world’s governments have in discussing and regulating scientific research into geoengineering.