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David Schlosberg

Professor of Environmental Politics and Co-Director Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

David Schlosberg is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations, and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. Professor Schlosberg is known nationally and internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and political theory, in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. Professor Schlosberg’s current research includes work on climate justice - in particular justice in climate adaptation governance strategies and policies – and work on sustainable materialism and new environmental movement groups’ attention to flows of power and goods in relation to food, energy, and sustainable fashion. 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). Professor Schlosberg’s current applied work with governmental agencies includes adaptation/resilience, the social impacts of climate change, and food security practices. Professor Schlosberg has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, Australian National University, Princeton University, University of Washington, and UC Santa Cruz.


  • –present
    Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney


    University of Oregon, PhD Political Science
    University of Oregon, MS Political Science
    University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, Politics (with honours)

Research Areas

  • Environmental Politics (160605)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)