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Sikina Jinnah

Assistant Professor
School of International Service

  • Dr. Sikina Jinnah’s research focuses on the changing dynamics of power and influence in global environmental politics. Her most recent projects examined the role of international bureaucracies in managing the politics of overlapping international regimes in the areas of biodiversity, climate change and international trade. Prior to coming to SIS she was a visiting fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. Dr. Jinnah is also a consultant for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where she covers CITES and UNFCCC processes for IISD's Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley; MS, Environmental Studies, University of Montana, Missoula; BA (honors), Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley
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Teaching

  • Fall 2014

    • HNRS-200 Honors Inquiry I: Climate Chng Sci/Politics/Pol
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Books
  • Jinnah, Sikina (2014) Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance. MIT Press

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Jinnah, Sikina and Abby Lindsay. (forthcoming 2015) "Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics: NAFTA's Commission on Environmental Cooperation." Review of Policy Research
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Goueun Lee. (2014) “Diplomacy and Environmental Policy: Endangered Species and Others at Risk (1950s-present)” in The Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy, Sally Fairfax and Ed Russell (eds.) Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press.
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Elisa Morgera (2013) Environmental Provisions in US and EU Trade Agreements: A Comparative Ananysis" Review of European Comparative and International Environmental Law. 22(3):224-339.   
  • Jinnah, Sikina. (2012) “Trade-Environment Politics: The Emerging Role of Regional Trade Agreements” In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics,  Peter Dauvergne (ed.) Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Jinnah, Sikina. (2012) “Singing the Unsung: The Key Role of Secretariats in Global Environmental Politics” In The Evolution of Global Environmental Negotiations: The Path from Rio, Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner (eds.) London: Routledge Press.
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Alexandra Conliffe. (2012) “Climate Change Bandwagoning: Impacts of Climate Change on Global Environmental Governance” In The Evolution of Global Environmental Negotiations: The Path from Rio, Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner (eds.) London: Routledge Press.
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Miquel Munoz (2011) Co-Guest Editors, Special Issue of Global Environmental Politics, "Climate Bandwagoning: The Implications of Strategic Linkages for Regime Design, Maintenance and Death."
  • Jinnah, Sikina. (2011). "Introduction to Climate Bandwagoning: The Impacts of Linkage Politics on Regime Design, Maintenance, and Death," Global Environmental Politics.
  • Jinnah, Sikina. (2011) "Marketing Linkages: Secretariat Governance of the Biodiversity-Climate Interface," Global Environmental Politics.
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Julia Kennedy. (2011). "Environmental Provisions in U.S. Trade Agreements: A New Era of Trade-Environment Politics," Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations.
  • Jinnah, Sikina. (2010) "Overlap Management in the World Trade Organization: Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics," Global Environmental Politics. 11(2) :54-79.
  • Bushey, Douglas and Sikina Jinnah. (2010). "Climate of Responsibility: How the Copenhagen Accord Reshaped Common but Differentiated Responsibilities," Berkeley Journal of International Law Publicist. 28(2).
  • Wright, Heather and Sikina Jinnah. (2010)  "Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity in REDD Implementation: What Can We Learn from Past Experience?" In Deforestation: Causes, Environmental Aspects and Economic Impact. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Jinnah, Sikina, Douglas Bushey, Miquel Munoz, and Kati Kulovesi (2009) "Tripping Points: Barriers and Bargaining Chips on the Road to Copenhagen," Environmental Research Letters. (4): 1-6.
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Stefan Jungcurt (2009). "Could International Access Requirements Hinder Your Research?" Science. 323(5913):644-645.
  • Jinnah, Sikina (2003). "Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol: NAFTA and WTO Concerns," 15 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. 15(1): 709-76

 

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • School of International Service William Cromwell Award for Outstandign Teaching (March 2014)
  • Honors Core Faculty, American University, appointment (2013-2016)
  • SIS Summer Research Award (Summer 2013)
  • SIS Faculty Research Award (Fall 2013)
  • International Studies Association Workshop Grant (with Simon Nicholson and Paul Wapner) (September 2010)   
  • Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project (June 2010-present)   
  • American University, School of International Service Summer Research Award (2010)   
  • Participant Grant, Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS), National Science Foundation (2009)   
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University, Watson Institute for International Studies (2008-2009)   
  • U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship (declined, 2008)   
  • U.C. Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (2008)   
  • Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellowship (2007)   
  • John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies (2007)  
  • Soroptimist International Founder Region Fellowship (2007)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship in International Relations (2004-2007)
  • Breslauer Symposium Grant (2004)
  • Byron D. and Bernice Dawson Memorial Fund Scholarship (2002)
  • Americorp Educational Grant (2000)  

Work In Progress

Books

  • Nicholson, Simon and Sikina Jinnah (eds.). New Earth Politics. Edited volume under review with MIT Press 
  • Jinnah, Sikina. “Trading the Environment: The Power and Politics of Environmental Protection through Trade Agreements.” Book proposal in preparation

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Jinnah, Sikina. “Playing the Blame Game: Responsibility in Global Climate Politics” Manuscript in preparation 
  • Jinnah, Sikina and Abby Lindsay. “Navigating NAFTA’s Environmental Provisions: The Role of the Secretariat” In preparation for Trilateral Ecopolitics: Continuity and Change in Canadian-American-Mexican Environmental Relations. Peter Stoett and Owen Temby, editors.  (Albany: SUNY Press, expected 2015).
  • Abby Lindsay and Jinnah, Sikina. “NAFTA’s Impact on Global Environmental Governance: Chemicals, Ozone, and Climate. 
  • Jinnah, Sikina. “Why Govern the Climate?” Chapter under review for consideration in Why Govern? Edited by Amitav Acharya.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Global environmental politics, climate change politics, trade/environment politics, biodiversity politics, international bureaucratic politics

Additional Information: Sikina Jinnah’s
research focuses on the changing dynamics of power and influence in global environmental politics. For her most recent project, Jinnah examined the role of international bureaucracies in managing the politics of overlapping international regimes in the areas of biodiversity, climate change, and international trade. Previously, she was a visiting fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, where she taught a course called Trade/Environment Politics: The WTO and the Environment. Jinnah is also a consultant for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), where she covers the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change processes for IISD's Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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