Henrik Selin

Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship

Boston University

Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Prof. Miranda Schreurs

Focus Group
Pollutants and Sustainability Governance

Short CV

Henrik Selin is Associate Professor in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University where he has worked since 2004. Prior to his current faculty position, he was a Wallenberg Research Fellow in Environment and Sustainability in the Environmental Policy and Planning Group, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001-04), an Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2001-03), and an Associate with the Center for International Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2003-04). He received a BA/MA from the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden and a PhD from the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University, Sweden (2000). He is the author and editor of four books and the author of over fifty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as numerous reports, reviews, and commentaries.

Selected Awards

2017-18 Research award, United States Institute of Peace for research on climate change and security in Pakistan

2017 Plenary speaker, 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2009 Longwood University keynote speaker at the Globalization & Pluralism Series

2008-09 Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union visiting scholar award at Lund University, Sweden

2005-08 Jean Monnet European Teaching Module Award, European Commission for course developments in the area of European environmental policy

2005-06 Conference Grant Award, the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Energy Foundation for a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. on Climate Change Politics in North America

2001-04 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

1993-94 European Union Erasmus Award for attending University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Research Interests

Henrik Selin’s research focuses on global and regional environmental governance. His empirically-grounded work on how states and non-state actors interact to address environmental problems and the effectiveness of such efforts contributes to a broad range of scholarly and policy debates on environmental management, policy, and politics in a broader context of sustainable development.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • Henrik Selin and Noelle Eckley Selin: Mercury Stories Understanding Sustainability through a Volatile Element. MIT Press, 2020 mehr… BibTeX


  • Schober, Sebastian Johannes: Immunopeptidomische Charakterisierung MHC-I-präsentierter Peptide auf hämatopoetischen Neoplasien – Neue potentielle Zielstrukturen in der Peptid-spezifischen Krebsimmuntherapie. Dissertation, 2019 mehr… BibTeX Volltext (mediaTUM)