Visiting Scholars

The Department of Environmental Studies will not be accepting applications for Visiting Scholars until further notice.


Visiting Scholars for the 2016/2017 Academic Year


Manuel Jesus Arias Maldonado

Manuel Arias-Maldonado is Lecturer in Political Science in the University of Málaga, Spain. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the University of Berkeley, California (2003-2004), and has also researched in Keele, Oxford, and Siena. Last year he spent six months with a fellowship in the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. He is the author of Real Green. Sustainability after the End of Nature (Ashgate, 2012). and is now working on the entry about Nature for the major Encyclopedia of Political Thought that Wiley-Blackwell published in 2013. He has published articles in Environmental Politics (for which he is a regular book reviewer), Environmental Ethics and Environmental Values, among others. He has also published extensively in Spanish journals and has published two books in Spain: one about environmentalism and the other about ecological citizenship. He is a regular attendant at the ECPR Joint and General Sessions and at the WPSA conferences in the USA.

Claire Williams

Claire Williams holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Science as well as a First Class Honours Degree in Climate Science. Claire is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Dale Jamieson at NYU and Associate Professor Peter Burdon at Adelaide University. Her thesis looks at the disconnection between current scientific understanding of human impact and the laws and policies which govern our behaviour. Claire is also a legal practitioner associated with Campbell Law where she focuses primarily on Aboriginal Native Title and heritage matters. In addition, Claire works in collaboration with Dr. Cacilia Ewenz from Flinders University researching long term trends in local and remote climate drivers and their impact on climate variability in South Australia.