Kimberly Marion Suiseeya

Kimberly Marion Suiseeya

Adjunct Professor // Political Science

Courtesy Faculty // Anthropology

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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

Ph.D., Environment, Duke University
M.A., International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
B.A., International Relations, German Studies



Environmental Policy


Research Summary

Dr. Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya is an Adjunct Professor at Purdue, where she previously served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and was part of Purdue’s Building Sustainable Communities initiative. Dr. Suiseeya currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is also affiliated with Northwestern's Environmental Policy and Culture program. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Marion Suiseeya was a conservation and development practitioner for nearly a decade with stints in the U.S., Guyana, Thailand, and Laos.

Dr. Marion Suiseeya’s two main areas of research are Global Environmental Politics and Political Ecology. Her most recent project focused on the institutional dynamics, cross scale linkages, and justice implications of global forest governance and its subsequent impacts on forest-dependent communities primarily in developing countries.

More generally, her research interests include global environmental justice, rights and equity in conservation, environment and development in Southeast Asia, and institutions for global environmental governance. She is especially interested in exploring multidisciplinary and collaborative research approaches to address today’s complex environmental challenges.


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