At the undergraduate level I teach international relations, international political economy, and green political economy with a focus on justice. I have also taught capstones on global labor politics. At the graduate level I teach Politics of the Environment and Sustainability, Governance of the World Political Economy, International Environmental Politics as well as special seminars on transnational social policy and green political economy.


In broad terms my research examines the social governance of the world political economy in the areas of labor and the environment, with particular attention to power and justice. I am currently coediting (with Nora Räthzel and David Uzzell) the Handbook of Environmental Labor Studies (Palgrave Springer, 2021) and completing a book on the global history and politics of just transitions. I am pursuing additional work on just transitions as a member of the Just Transition Research Collaborative and as a member of the organizing committee of the Just Transition Listening Project. With respect to socioecological justice I co-convene the Planetary Justice Task Force of the Earth System Governance Project and codirect the Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University. I continue to pursue research on the environmental politics of labor unions, the labor politics of environmental organizations, global union organizations, systems of sustainable production and consumption and ‘hidden figures’ in global environmental politics.



  • POLS532 Governance of the World Political Economy


    This seminar examined various approaches to the organization and governance of the world political economy

  • POLS580 Transnational Social Regulation

    This seminar examined various approaches towards a more democratic and equitable transnational governance with particular focus on environment and labor.

  • POLS692 Green Transitions? Just Transitions?


    An exploration of the emergence, diffusion, politics and applications of just transitions analysis

  • POLS462, Globalization, Sustainability and Justice: Just Transitions


    An upper level course exploring just green transitions. Another version of this course examines whether green transitions are also just.

  • POLS739 International Environmental Politics Seminar


    A research seminar on international environmental politics