Graham Epstein

Joint Public Policy Ph.D.

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Phone:
(226) 979-5520
Email:
gepstein@indiana.edu
Campus:
IU Bloomington

Résumé/CV

Education

  • Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2015 
  • M.Sc.,University of Guelph, 2008
  • B.Sc., University of Waterloo, 2006

Biography

  • Associate Instructor, SPEA E162, Environment and People, 2014
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Tom Evans, Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions (CAVIAR) II, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 2012-13
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Elinor Ostrom.  Defining the social-ecological system framework.  Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 2011-12
  • Teaching Assistant.  Tourism and Recreation Planning.  School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, 2007

Selected Publications

Research Interests

Environmental governance; sustainability; community-based management; rule compliance; institutional analysis; social-ecological systems

Dissertation

Collective action and institutional fit

Committee: Michael McGinnis (Chair), Burney Fischer, Sergio Fernandez, Daniel Cole, Eric Coleman

Grants & Funding

  • David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2015
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation, Workshop Travel Grant, 2014
  • International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences Conference Travel Grant, 2014
  • Resilience Alliance, Conference Travel Grant, 2014
  • Ostrom Workshop Graduate Student Research Grant, 2014
  • Ostrom Memorial Award, Most Innovative Paper, International Journal of the Commons, 2014

Presentations

  • Epstein, G.  Institutional fit in forest commons: exploring the contributions of appropriation rules to biophysical forest outcomes.  Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons 2015 Global Conference.   (Edmonton, Canada, May 2015).
  • Epstein, G.  Governing Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas.  Presented at the Workshop on the Workshop (WOW)  5 (Bloomington, IN, June 2014).
  • Epstein, G.  Studying Power with the Social-Ecological System Framework.  Presented at the Workshop on the Workshop (WOW)  5 (Bloomington, IN, June 2014).
  • Epstein, G.  Political Science and Conservation.  Presented at the Conservation Social Sciences: Elucidating “What?”, “How?” and “Why?” to Inform Conservation Practice Workshop at the North America Congress for Conservation Biology (Missoula, Montana, July 2014). 
  • Epstein, G., A. Sandberg, I. Bay-Larsen, and G. Hovelsrud.   A Process-Oriented to the Study of Adaptation to Climate Change.  Presented at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences VIII conference (Prince George, Canada, May 2014). 
  • Epstein, G. 2014.  Trust, Legitimacy and Compliance in Forest Commons.  Presented at Resilience 2014: Resilience Alliance International Science and Policy Conference (Montpellier, France, May 2014). 
  • Epstein, G.  2014.  Workshop Institutionalism and the Study of Social-Ecological Systems.  Presented at the University of Nordland (Bodo, Norway, January 2014).
  • Epstein, G..   2013.  Power and Institutional Analysis. Presented at the International Association for the Study of the Commons 2013 Global Conference. (Kitafuji, Japan, June 2013).
  • Epstein, G., Ban, N.  2013 The social-ecological system meta-analysis database (SESMAD) project. Presented at the 2013 Resilience Alliance Science Meeeting (Drakensberg, South Africa, April 2013).
  • Epstein, G., Vogt, J.M., Mincey, S.K.  2012 Towards an Interdisciplinary Social-Ecological Systems (SES) Framework. Presented at The EcoSummit 2012 (Columbus, Ohio, October 2012).