Under the Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE) that supports the University of Bergen Internationalisation Strategy, Siddharth Sareen has secured a SPIRE Visiting Researcher Grant. This award will enable Steven Wolf, who is Associate Professor at the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, to visit SpaceLab for a month during Spring 2018. Prof. Wolf’s residence will support the development of analytical and practical tools to apply the concept of accountability to challenges of sustainability transitions. His stay will take forward their collaborative project titled ‘Theorising accountability in environmental governance: A neo-institutional approach to sustainability transitions’.
Steven Wolf teaches and conducts research on environmental governance with a specific focus on efforts to secure public goods from private landscapes. His training and approach engage sociology, economics and geography. While most projects address socioecological dynamics in industrialized societies of Europe and USA, he has current projects in India and China.
More information on Prof. Wolf’s research and teaching interests is available at https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/steven-wolf.