Alastair Iles

Associate Director, STSC

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

In brief, his research and teaching objectives are: To develop research on the intersections of science, technology and environment that contributes to public policy, community welfare, environmental justice and increased democracy in societal governance; To encourage undergraduate and graduate students to develop a critical understanding of, and the ability to participate eventually in helping shape, STE developments; and To promote service-oriented education in which students and faculty collaborate with community organizations, policy-makers, leading companies and other actors to generate enduring social change. His research interests are chemical policy and politics (including green chemistry, chemicals testing, biomonitoring), sustainable food systems (including agroecology, policies for diversified farming systems, food sovereignty), environmental STS, sustainability transitions, sustainability learning, and societal change. 

Currently accepting students for advising: Yes

STS-related seminars: ESPM 261: Sustainability and Society




last updated: January 23rd, 2020