Joshua C. Gellers, PhD, LEED Green Associate, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida, Honorary Fellow of the Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Sri Lanka. In 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar-in-Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism at Widener University Delaware Law School. Josh’s research focuses on environmental politics, human rights, and technology.
His work has appeared in numerous journals, including International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Environment and Development, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Journal of Human Rights Practice, Global Environmental Politics, Review of Policy Research, Sustainability Science, and Transnational Environmental Law, among others. Josh is the author of the book, The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights (Routledge 2017).
His policy-relevant research has been cited in several UN reports: UNDP (2015), UNEP (2017), UNGA (2018), UNEP (2019), UNESCAP (2019). At the University of North Florida, Josh has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2017) and Outstanding International Leadership Award (2019). He runs Enviro Rights Map, a free Google maps-based website that catalogs environmental rights throughout the world. Josh holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.