Leah Stokes

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Assistant Professor

Office Location

Ellison 3716


American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015


Leah Stokes’ research primarily examines public policy, public opinion and political behavior in North America, with a focus on energy and the environment. Her most work examines expansion and retrenchment in renewable energy policies across US states, using qualitative and quantitative methods. Her work on energy and environmental policies has been published is Energy Policy, Environmental Science & Technology, and The American Journal of Political Science. She also researches international environmental negotiations, particularly the Minamata Convention on mercury and the climate change negotiations. Prior to academia, Leah worked at the Parliament of Canada, Resources for the Future and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. She holds a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MPA from Columbia University.