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Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Stefan Renckens’ research focuses on global environmental governance and political economy. He examines the development, functioning and impact of transnational private sustainability governance, and interactions between private governance and public authority from an international and comparative perspective. Issue areas of interest include fisheries, sustainable finance, fair trade, organic agriculture, e-waste and renewable energy. His book “Private Governance and Public Authority. Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy” was published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press.

Stefan is affiliated with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Earth System Governance Project. He holds a Ph.D. (2014) and M.Phil. (2011) in Global Environmental Politics from Yale University, and Master’s degrees in Political Science (2002), Economic Policy (2003), and Conflict and Peace Studies (2005) from the University of Leuven, Belgium.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto


  • 2014 
    Yale University, Global Environmental Politics