Politics Faculty

Sikina Jinnah
  • Title
    • Associate Professor of Politics
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Affiliations Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-502-7224
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Faculty Office Annex, 164
    • Merrill Annex 164
  • Mail Stop Division Of Social Sciences
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Climate Change, International and Global Affairs, Environmental Justice, Endangered Species
  • Courses Politics 190U -Global Climate Politics, Politics 162 - Trade-Environment Politics, Politics 170 - International Relations and the Environment, PhD Seminar - Special Topics in Global Environmental Politic Agency Beyond the State

Summary of Expertise

 

 

Biography, Education and Training

Dr. Sikina Jinnah is an Associate Professor of Politics at University of California at Santa Cruz, and a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, in particular in the areas of climate change, climate engineering, and the nexus between international trade and environmental politics.  Her first book ("Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance," MIT Press 2014) received the 2016 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book in international environmental affairs from the International Studies Association.   She is currently working on a new book, "Trading the Environment," which examines the role of preferential trade agreements in securing environmental objectives, as well as a series of articles related to governance of climate engineering. Prior to coming to UCSC Dr. Jinnah was an Assistant and Associate Professor of International Relations at American University's School of International Service and a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. She earned her PhD from U.C. Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.  She currently serves as Co-Editor of the journal Environmental Politics, is on the editorial board for the journal Global Environmental Politics, is a Senior Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance project, and is a member of the Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering at the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, and serves on that organization’s Advisory Board. Dr. Jinnah's research has also been published in several scholarly journals, including: Global Environmental Politics, the Journal of Environment and DevelopmentEnvironmental Research Letters, Berkeley Journal of International Law PublicistGeorgetown International Environmental Law Review, Global Governance, Climate Policy, and Science. You can learn more about Dr. Jinnah’s work at: www.sikinajinnah.com.    

Education

PhD U.C. Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

MS University of Montana, Missoula Department of Environmental Studies

B.A. (honors) U.C. Berkeley Environmental Science

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017 Andrew Carngie Fellowship
  • 2016 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book in international environmental affairs (for Post-treaty Politics), International Studies Association 
  • 2014 William Cromwell Award for Outstanding Teaching, American University School of International Service 
  • Additional awards and honors are listed here: http://www.sikinajinnah.com/awards--honors.html

Selected Publications

BOOKS

 Jinnah, Sikina and Jean-Frédéric Morin. “Greening through Trade: How American Trade Policy has Impacted Environmental Protection         Abroad” Forthcoming 2020 with MIT Press.

 Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Amandine Orsini, and Sikina Jinnah. “Global Environmental Politics: Understanding the Governance of the Earth.” Forthcoming 2019 with Oxford University Press.

 Nicholson, Simon and Sikina Jinnah (eds.) 2016. New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene. MIT Press.

             - Reviewed in Global Environmental Politics (2016), Environment, Development, and Sustainability (2016), Review of Policy Research (2016)

Jinnah, Sikina. 2014. Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance. MIT Press.

- Winner of the 2016 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book in the field of international environmental affairs from the International Studies Association

- Reviewed in The Review of International Organizations (2015), Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2015), Global Environmental Politics (2016), International Studies Review (2016), Transnational Environmental Law (2017)

ARTICLES

Jinnah, Sikina and Simon Nicholson. (2019). “Governing Solar Radiation Management: How, Why, and for Whom?” Environmental Politics. 28(3): 385-396

Jinnah, Sikina, Simon Nicholson and Jane Flegal. (2019)Toward Legitimate Governance of Solar Geoengineering Research: A Role of Sub-State Actors.” Ethics, Policy and Environment. 21(3). DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1562526

Jinnah, Sikina. (2018) “Why Govern Climate Engineering? A Preliminary Framework for Demand-Based Governance. International Studies Review. 20(2):272-282.

Nicholson, Simon, Sikina Jinnah, and Alexander Gillespie. (2018) “Solar Radiation Management: A Proposal for Immediate Polycentric Governance” Climate Policy. 18(3):322-334.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric and Jinnah, Sikina. (2018) “The Untapped Potential of Preferential Trade Agreements for Climate Governance” Environmental Politics. 27(3): 541-565.

Jinnah, Sikina and Douglas Bushey. (2017) “Bringing Politics into SAI.”  Journal of Ethics in International Affairs. 31(4):1-5.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2017) “Makers, Takers, Shakers, Shapers: Emerging Economies and Normative Engagement in Climate Governance” Global Governance. 23(2):285-306.

Jinnah, Sikina and Abby Lindsay* (2016). “Diffusion through Issue Linkage: Environmental Norms in U.S. Trade Agreements” Global Environmental Politics 16(3):41-61.

Jinnah, Sikina and Abby Lindsay* (2015). “Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics: NAFTA’s Commission on Environmental Cooperation” Review of Policy Research. 32(1): 124-145.

Jinnah, Sikina and Elisa Morgera. (2013) “Environmental Provisions in US and EU Trade Agreements: A Comparative Analysis” Review of European Community and International Environmental Law. 22(3): 224-339.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2011) “Climate Change Bandwagoning: The Impacts of Strategic Linkages on Regime Design, Maintenance, and Death” Global Environmental Politics. 11(3):1-9.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2011) “Marketing Linkages: Secretariat Governance of the Climate-Biodiversity Interface” Global Environmental Politics. 11(3): 23-43.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2011) “Strategic Linkages: The Evolving Role of Trade Agreements in Global Environmental Governance” Journal of Environment and Development. 20(2): 191-215.

Jinnah, Sikina and Julia Kennedy*. (2011) “A New Era of Trade-Environment Politics: Learning from US Leadership and its Consequences Abroad” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. XII(1):95-109.

Bushey, Douglas and Sikina Jinnah. (2010) “Evolving Responsibility? The Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility in the UNFCCC," Berkeley Journal of International Law Publicist 28(6):1-10.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2010) “Overlap Management in the World Trade Organization: Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics,” Global      Environmental Politics. 11(2): 54-79.

Jinnah, Sikina, Douglas Bushey, Miquel Muñoz, and Kati Kulovesi. (2009) “Tripping Points: Barriers and Bargaining Chips on the Road to Copenhagen,” Environmental Research Letters. (4): 1-6.

Jinnah, Sikina and Stefan Jungcurt. (2009) “Could Access Requirements Stifle Your Research?”  Science. 323(5913): 644-645. 

Jinnah, Sikina. (2003) “Emissions Trading Under the Kyoto Protocol: NAFTA and WTO Concerns,” Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. 15(1): 709-761.

Jinnah, Sikina. (1999) “Distribution and Abundance of Two Gastropods in Taro Plantations in Moorea, French Polynesia,” Berkeley Scientific. 3 (2):116-120.


BOOK SECTIONS AND CHAPTERS
Morin, Jean-Frédéric and Jinnah, Sikina. (under review) “Can Trade Agreements Address Climate Change?” in Cool Heads in a Warming World. Daniel Esty and Sue Biniaz (eds.) New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Dominique DeWit*, Steffen Bauer, Abby Lindsay*, Helena Veum* and Jinnah, Sikina. (under review) “International Bureaucracies.” in Transforming Institutional Architectures in the Anthropocene. Frank Biermann and Rak Kim (eds.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2019) “Building a Governance Foundation for Solar Geoengineering Deployment.” in Governance of Solar Geoengineering Deployment. Robert Stowe and Robert Stavins (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Jinnah, Sikina and Abby Lindsay*(2017). “Navigating Overlap Management Under NAFTA: The Role of the Secretariat” in Towards Continental Environmental Policy? North American Transnational Networks and Governance Peter Stoett and Owen Temby (eds.) New York, NY: SUNY Press. 32-50 

Jinnah, Sikina.(2016) “Climate” in Why Govern: Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance. Amitav Acharya (ed.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Nicholson, Simon and Sikina Jinnah.(2016) “Living on a New Earth” in New Earth Politics, Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1-16.

Jinnah, Sikina and Goueun Lee.*(2014) “Diplomacy and Environmental Policy: Endangered Species and Others at Risk (1950s-present)” in The Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy, Sally Fairfax and Ed Russell (eds.) Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press

Jinnah, Sikina. (2013) “Overlap Management in the World Trade Organization: Secretariat Influence on Trade-Environment Politics” in Institutional Aspects of International Trade Law, Tomer Broude and Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin (eds.) London, UK: Ashgate.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2012) “Trade-Environment Politics: The Emerging Role of Regional Trade Agreements” In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, Peter Dauvergne (ed.) Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing. 386-402

Jinnah, Sikina. (2012) “Singing the Unsung: The Key Role of Secretariats in Global Environmental Politics” In The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations, Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner (eds.) London: Routledge Press.

Jinnah, Sikina and Alexandra Conliffe. (2012) “Climate Change Bandwagoning: Impacts of Climate Change on Global Environmental Governance” In The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations , Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner (eds.) London: Routledge Press.

Wright, Heather and Sikina Jinnah. (2010) “Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity in REDD Implementation: What Can We Learn from Past Experience?” In Advances in Environmental Research Volume 7. Justin A. Daniels (Ed.), 1-7. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2010) “The World Trade Organization,” In Green Politics, Paul Robbins, Dustin Mulvaney, and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), 441-444. Thousand Oaks: Sage Reference.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2009) “The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species,” In The Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Steven I. Dutch (Ed.), 281-283. Pasadena: Salem Press.

Jinnah, Sikina. (2009) “The Convention on Biological Diversity,” In The Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Steven I. Dutch (Ed.), 279-281. Pasadena: Salem Press. 

Policy Reports and Other Publications

Chhetri, Netra, Dan Chong, Ken Conca, Alexander Gillespie, Richard Falk, Aarti Gupta, Sikina Jinnah, Prakash Kashwan, Myanna Lahsen, Andrew Light, Catriona McKinnon, Leslie Paul Thiele, Walter Valdivia, and Paul Wapner. 2018. Governing Solar Radiation Management. Washington, DC: Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University.

Earth System Governance Project. 2018. Earth System Governance. Science and Implementation Plan of the Earth System Governance Project. Utrecht, the Netherlands. (Contributing Author)

Contributing or lead (*) author to 17 United Nations Environment Program conference reports for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (2007-2010). Full list available upon request.

 

Teaching Interests

Dr. Jinnah teaches courses on global climate change politics, international environmental politics, and global governance.