Jane Flegal

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

PhD Student, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: January 2015 -
Advisor(s)David E. Winickoff
Degrees BA in Environmental Studies and Politics :: Mount Holyoke College (2009)

Research Areas

My research examines contemporary controversies in energy and climate policy through the analytic lenses of STS, political science, and law. I analyze the politics of science and expertise in the governance of unconventional natural gas development and climate engineering, and am particularly interested in understanding the co-production of regulatory science and new forms of environmental governance in uncertain and controversial contexts.

I previously worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Energy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in Washington, DC. While at the BPC, I worked on federal energy innovation policy, both for the American Energy Innovation Council and the BPC’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative. Additionally, I led the BPC’s work on geoengineering research and policy. Prior to my time at the BPC, I interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois. I earned my BA in Environmental Studies and Politics from Mount Holyoke College in 2009.

last updated: December 5th, 2019