Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias

Professor of the Practice of Environmental Studies and Political Science
Email ynahmias@usc.edu Office SOS B15 Office Phone (213) 740-7770

Biography

Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias is a Professor (RTPC) of Environmental Studies and Political Science at the University of Southern California. She has authored articles and book chapters on environmental politics and has published two books Changing Climate Politics: U.S. Policies and Civic Action (CQ Press/Sage, 2015); and Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations with Detlef Sprinz (University of Michigan Press, 2004). She has written about the global politics of climate change, the role of non-governmental organizations in environmental politics, and international public attitudes toward environmental issues, including climate change. Nahmias has developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on environmental politics, climate change policies, civic participation, and sustainability. She has also created a highly successful internship program in Environmental Studies, which has helped more than a hundred and fifty students gain professional experience in environmental policy, environmental science, and environmental education. Many of these students have consequently launched careers in the area of their internship. She previously taught at Northwestern University and served as Director of the university’s Environmental Policy and Culture Program. Wolinsky-Nahmias has received grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, The Leonard Davis Institute of International Relations, The Searle Fund, and other research funding organizations. She is also the recipient of several University awards, including the Bartling Endowment Research Fund. She received her B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D from the University of Chicago.

Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Chicago, 1994
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • B.A. International Relations and East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1984
  • Conference Presentations

    • “Evaluating Alternative Designs of Internship Programs” , American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Spring 2020
    • “Comparative Analysis of High Impact Internship Programs. With Art Auerbach” , Midwest Political Science Annual MeetingTalk/Oral Presentation, American Political Science Association, Chicago, Spring 2018
    • “Designing and Assessing Internship Programs in the Social Sciences. With Art Auerbach” , Western Political Science Association ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, American Political Science Association, San Francisco, Spring 2018
    • “Internship Programs and Civic Engagement” , Midwest Political Science Association Annual MeetingRoundtable/Panel, American Political Science Association, Invited, Chicago, Spring 2018
    • “Changing Climate Politics” , Association for Environmental Studies and Science Annual Meeting Panel Chair and Organizer, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, New York, Spring 2015
    • “How to Reach a Public Consensus on Climate Change? With Dennis Chong” , Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political PsychologyTalk/Oral Presentation, International Society of Political Psychology, Herzeliya, Israel, Spring 2014
    • “International Public Attitudes Toward Climate Change. With So Young Kim” , Annual Meeting of the American Political Science AssociationTalk/Oral Presentation, American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., Fall 2010
    • “Public Concern, Knowledge, and Support for Climate Change Mitigation. With So Young Kim” , Annual Meeting of the American Political Science AssociationTalk/Oral Presentation, American Political Science Association, Toronto, Fall 2009
    • “International Public Opinion on the Environment: Responses to Inequality and Globalization” , Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political PsychologyTalk/Oral Presentation, International Society of Political Psychology, Paris, Spring 2009
    • “Trends in Global Environmental Support: 1990-2007. With So Young Kim” , Annual Meeting of the American Political Science AssociationTalk/Oral Presentation, American Political Science Association, Boston, Fall 2007
  • Book

    • Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2015). Changing Climate Politics: U.S. Policies and Civic Action. CQ Press/Sage.
    • Sprinz, D., Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2004). Models, Numbers & Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations. University of Michigan Press.  PubMed Web Address

    Book Chapter

    • Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2014). Global Climate Politics. Changing Climate Politics CQ Press/Sage.
    • Chong, D., Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2005). Managing Voter Ambivalence in Growth and Conservation campaigns. Ambivalence, Politics, and Public Policy Palgrave.
    • Sprinz, D., Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2004). Methodology in International Relations Research. Models, Numbers, and Cases University of Michigan Press.
    • Kilgour, M., Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2004). Game Theory and International Environmental Policy. Models, Numbers, and Cases University of Michigan Press.

    Book Review

    • Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2006). From Resource Scarcity to Ecological Security. Perspectives on Politics.

    Journal Article

    • Kim, S. Y., Wolinsky-Nahmias, Y. (2014). Cross-National Public Opinion on Climate Change: The Effects of Affluence and Vulnerability. 1 pp. 79-106.Global Environmental Politics. Vol. 14 (1),
  • Committees

    • “Faculty Merit Review committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2018-2019
    • “Committee on Master’s Degree Programs, Department of Political Science and School of International Relations”, 2018-2019
    • “Faculty Merit Review committee, Environmental Studies Program
      “, 2017-2018
    • “Research Policies and Documentation Caucus, Dornsife Faculty Council
      “, 2017-2018
    • “Executive Committee, Department of Political Science”, 2017-2018
    • “Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science

      “, 2017-2018

    • “Curriculum Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2017-2018
    • “Michael B. Preston Undergraduate Scholarship Award Committee”, 2016-2017
    • “Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science
      “, 2016-2017
    • “Faculty Search Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2016-2017
    • “Promotion Committees, Environmental Studies Program”, 2016-2017
    • “Curriculum Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2016-2017
    • “Promotion Committees, Environmental Studies Program”, 2015-2016
    • “Faculty Search Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2015-2016
    • “Faculty Review Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2015-2016
    • “Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science
      “, 2015-2016
    • “Faculty Search Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2014-2015
    • “Faculty Review Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2014-2015
    • “Faculty Review Committee, Environmental Studies Program”, 2013-2014