Manjana Milkoreit

Manjana Milkoreit

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Ph.D., Global Governance, University of Waterloo, 2013
M.A., Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2007

Office Information

Office: BRNG 2226
Office Phone: (765) 496-3921
Office Fax: (765) 494-0833
Office Hours: By appointment



Public Policy
Environmental Politics

Research Summary

Dr. Milkoreit's research integrates international relations scholarship and cognitive theory to study actor motivations and beliefs, institutional and policy design related to climate change. She is interested in governance challenges at the science-policy-society interface, including the use of scientific knowledge in environmental decision-making, and the role of ideologies in advancing or preventing effective societal responses to climate change. Two topics dominate her current research agenda: the challenges of future thinking (scientifically informed imagination) in climate change politics and the design of effective review mechanisms under the Paris Agreement.

Selected Publications

Milkoreit, M. (2017). Mindmade Politics: The Cognitive Roots of International Climate Governance. The MIT Press.

Milkoreit, M. (2017). Imaginary Politics – Climate Change and Making the Future. Special Features: Imagination & Imaginative Capacity for Transforming to Sustainability and Envisioning Sustainable Transitions, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5:62.

Hochstetler, K. and Milkoreit, M. (2015). Responsibilities in Transition – Emerging Powers in the Climate Change Negotiations. Global Governance 21 (2), 205-226.

Milkoreit, M. (2015). Science and Climate Change Diplomacy – Cognitive Limits and the Need to Reinvent Science Communication. In Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn?, pp. 109-131. World Scientific.

Milkoreit, M., Moore, M-L., Schoon, M., Meek, C. L. (2015). Resilience Scientists as Change Makers – Growing the Middle Ground Between Science and Advocacy? Environmental Science and Policy, pp. 87-95.

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