International Studies Association Environmental Studies Section
The Environmental Studies Section seeks a better understanding of feedbacks between human and natural systems within global, regional, and national contexts. We promote interactions within the scholarly community and encourage member engagement with practitioners and policy makers when appropriate. ESS supports innovative research, theoretical diversity, interdisciplinary perspectives, and the application of a wide array of methodologies for analyzing international environmental issues and global environmental governance.
For 2021-2023, I have been elected as an ISA-ESS officer and am a member of the Outreach Committee, which is responsible for getting the word out about ISA-ESS to a broader audience. In particular, it seeks ensure that graduate students, junior scholars, and scholars from underrepresented populations are aware of and find benefit from becoming a part of the ESS.
ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance
The aim of the Standing Group is to provide a platform and infrastructure for encouraging studies in the area of regulation and regulatory governance and the creation of an institutional arena for mutual interaction and debate. It aims to bring together a broad range of scholars working on (various aspects) of ‘regulatory governance’ in all parts of the world, including scholars from fields such as law, economics, sociology, criminology, (social) psychology and history for a fruitful exchange of ideas and knowledge on regulatory governance. While as a Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the main focus of the group is on the political aspects of regulation, it is open not only to different disciplines but to different theoretical perspective and to variety of methodological approaches.
For 2021-2025, I have been elected as a member of the Standing Group’s Steering Committee.
RegGov Early Career Network
RegGov ECN is the early career network of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance (RegGov), which aims to serve as an international platform for early career researchers (ECRs) specialising in regulatory governance to engage in career-related conversations and contribute to the generation of new ideas in the space of regulatory governance. I am a member of its Organizing Committee.
The Earth System Governance research alliance is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change and takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet.
In addition to being a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Network, I am also the Book Review Editor of the Earth System Governance Journal (from 2021 to 2024).
Bosch Postdoctoral Academy for Transformational Leadership
The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is designed to develop the next generation of leaders in sustainability and transformation research. I was a member of the second cohort (2019-2021), which focused on the key topic “Scaling sustainability”.
Global Land Programme
I further am a member of the Global Land Programme‘s Working Group ‘Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems‘. The Global Land Programme is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability.
Research Network Sustainable Global Supply Chains
Finally, I am a member of the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains hosted by DIE, SWP, GIGA, and IFW which invites more than 70 leading international scientists to bundle and process existing knowledge within the field of sustainable supply chains, initiate new research and derive policy-relevant and evidence-based recommendations for political decision-makers and other stakeholders.
In so doing, the Research Network seeks to answer the following questions:
– How can and should global value chains be designed sustainably?
– How can standards and due diligence be agreed upon and turned into binding commitments in a transnational framework?
– What effects do sustainability standards have on trade and investment flows, income levels and distribution, on the environment, on participation, human rights, etc.?