Sikina Jinnah is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). She also holds affiliate faculty appointments with the UCSC Environmental Studies Department and at American University’s School of International Service. After completing her PhD at U.C. Berkeley in 2008, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies 2008-2009, and was a professor at American University’s School of International Service from 2009-2016. Sikina’s teaching and research is focused on global environmental politics, with a focus on climate change, biodiversity loss, and the intersection between international trade and environmental policy. Most recently, Sikina has been working on governance of climate change engineering, a set of highly controversial emerging technologies. In 2017 she received a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support her ongoing research on this topic. You can learn more about Sikina’s work at: www.sikinajinnah.com.
When not working or chasing around her three little boys (ages 6, 4 and 4), Sikina enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Doug, and is a long-time ashtangi.