I am a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. My research interests cover regional environmental cooperation, particularly in the global South; the politics of sustainable development; natural resource governance in the global political economy; regional cooperation/regionalism; and Latin America. I currently work on two research strands. The first project analyses the processes, drivers and constraints of regional environmental cooperation in the Southern Cone of South America. I have been a visiting researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Argentina for this project. Building on extensive fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, the project represents a first in-depth study on regional environmental governance in the South. Second, I am developing a new research project examining how and by whom decisions on natural resource governance and land use in particular are taken and the implications of this for inclusive sustainable development.
I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2014. Prior to taking up my current position at the University of Glasgow in 2016 I was a Lecturer in Politics at Edinburgh Napier University where I led courses on environmental politics, research methods and British politics in Edinburgh and in Hong Kong in cooperation with Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education. Other previous work experience includes two years in Brussels where I worked for the European Commission and the consultancy Bernard Brunhes International.
For more information, including an up-to-date list of publications, please see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/karensiegel/
If you would like more information about my research please contact me by e-mail: Karen.Siegel[at]glasgow.ac.uk