Professor David Schlosberg
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Professor David Schlosberg

B.A. (Honors), University of California Santa Cruz, PhD, MS, University of Oregon
Professor of Environmental Politics
+61 2 9351 7743
Professor David Schlosberg

David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations, Payne-Scott Professor, and Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. He is known internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and pollitical theory - in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. His other theoretical interests are in climate justice, climate adaptation and resilience, and environmental movements and the practices of everyday life - what he terms sustainable materialism. Professor Schlosberg's more applied work includes public perceptions of adaptation and resilience, the health and social impacts of climate change, and community-based responses to food insecurity. He is the author of Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford, 2007); co-author of Climate-Challenged Society (Oxford, 2013); and co-editor of both The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford, 2011), and The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford, 2016). HIs latest book, Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life, is due out with Oxford in 2019. Professor Schlosberg has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Australian National University, Princeton University, University of Washington, and UC Santa Cruz, among others.

  • Environmental Political Thought
  • Environmental Politics
  • Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, and Transition
  • Environmental Movements
  • Sustainable Materialism
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • GOVT2228: Environmental Politics
  • GOVT3995: Politics and Environment: Current Issues


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Selected Grants


  • Environmental Justice and the Making of Just Food and Energy Policy, Pearse R, Schlosberg D, Rickards L, Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP)


  • Addressing food insecurity through participatory social enterprise, Schlosberg D, Craven L, Mann A, Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP)

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