Kathryn Hochstetler

Picture of Kathryn Hochstetler

Visiting Fellow, Canada

Kathryn Hochstetler is CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. She has published widely on environmental politics in developing countries, focusing on the role of civil society and government bureaucrats. Other research has focused on the politics of international environmental negotiations, including the Rio conferences (1992 and 2012) and the climate change negotiations. Her most recent book is the prize-winning Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University Press, with Margaret Keck). While a visiting fellow at SoGES, she wrote a series of articles on her then current research on the role of emerging powers in addressing climate change. This includes a study of the current politics of renewable energy in Brazil and South Africa. In addition, she edited a volume on international environmental politics with CSU political science professors Michele Betsill and Dimitris Stevis.