Kimberly Marion Suiseeya
Dr. Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya joins Purdue as an Assistant Professor of Political Science and is part of Purdue’s Building Sustainable Communities initiative. Dr. Marion Suiseeya received her PhD in Environment in 2014 from Duke University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Marion Suiseeya was a conservation and development practitioner for nearly a decade with stints in the US, Guyana, Thailand, and Laos. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations and German Studies from Scripps College and a M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Dr. Marion Suiseeya’s two main areas of research are Global Environmental Politics and Political Ecology. Her current project focuses 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.