Dr Karen Siegel
- Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (Politics)
I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in October 2016. I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and I have an MSc in Economic and Social Studies (Postcolonial Politics) from Aberystwyth University and an MA(Hons) in French and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Before returning to 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 as well as a year in Quito, Ecuador where I worked as an English and French teacher for the Centro de Educación Continua de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional.
- politics of sustainable development
- natural resource governance in the global economy
- environmental politics, especially in the global South
- regional cooperation/regionalism
- 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. For this research project I have been a visiting researcher at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Argentina. Building on extensive fieldwork in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, this 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.
If you would like to have more information about my research, please e-mail me.
- 2018-19: Co-I on GCRF project “Markets, Constitutions, and Inequality” led by Anna Chadwick (School of Law, Glasgow University)
- 2017-18: Research Incentive Grant, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, “Mapping political inequality in natural resource governance: the case of agricultural land use in Uruguay”
- 2015-16: Research Excellence Grant, Edinburgh Napier University, “Understanding the politics of transboundary environmental problems in the Southern Cone region”
- 2009-12: Adam Smith Research Foundation PhD Scholarship awarded by the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
- 2010-11: Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) grant and New Initiatives Funding grant, University of Glasgow: organisation of a seminar series on Latin America in cooperation with two colleagues
- 2010: Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Postgraduate Travel Grant awarded for fieldwork in South America
- Elected Committee Member of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
- Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project
- Member of the PSA Environmental Politics Specialist Group
- Academic Committee Member of the Centro de Estudios en Políticas Ambientales, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- Member of the Glasgow Latin American Research Network (GLARN) and co-organiser of the SLAS 2017 Annual Conference
- Member of the Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID)