Marielle Papin-Manjarrez is a PhD candidate at Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Her research interests are international relations, global environmental governance, urban climate governance, complex systems and networks. She currently focuses on the influence of transnational municipal networks in global climate governance, using a complex systems and network perspective and a mixed-method research design. More specifically, she looks at the governance instruments these networks produce. A parallel current project she is developing looks at the technological innovations transnational municipal networks promote in cities.

She has worked on other research projects dealing with local and micro-local experiments of climate change adaptation or sustainable transportation policies in cities of the Americas. In addition, she has taught an undergraduate online course on Environmental Policies. Before starting her PhD, Marielle worked for two years in a social innovation lab in Mexico City, where she led several projects of environmental education and awareness, working with school communities, civil society organizations and local governments.

Most recent publications:

  • Papin, M. 2019, “Transnational municipal networks: Harbingers of innovation for global adaptation governance?”, International Environmental Agreements, Online First. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-019-09446-7
  • Cloutier, G., M. Papin and C. Bizier, 2018, « Do-it-yourself (DIY) adaptation: civic initiatives as drivers to address climate change at the urban scale », Cities, 74, 284-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.12.018.