Department of Political Science and International Relations
Associate Professor (Teaching) of International Relations and Environmental Studies
phone: (213) 740-2136
Dr. Gibson teaches courses on global environmental politics, globalization, global public health, non-state actors and social movements.
She received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami in 2011. Her research focuses on the role of civil and “uncivil” society participation in transnational politics. As part of her dissertation, “Dynamics of Radicalization: The Rise of Radical Environmentalism against Climate Change,” she conducted field and participant observation research at a variety of international summits, including World Social Forums in Brazil and Senegal, the 2010 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, and the United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Cancun and Paris in order to assess the impact of environmental social movements and activist networks.
- Gibson, S. M. (2011). State-led Social Boundary Change: Transnational Environmental Activism, ‘Eco-Terrorism’ and 9/11.”. Power and Transnational Activism.
- Reitan, R., Gibson, S. M. (2011). Environmental Praxis, Climate Activism, and the UNFCCC: A Participatory Action Research Approach. Globalizations. Vol. 9 (3)