Submissions to the ESS Newsletter due December 8th!

This is a reminder that the next ESS Newsletter will be released in mid-December. To appear in the Fall Newsletter, please submit announcements by December 8th to Genia Nizkorodov at

Possible submissions include:
• recent book publications by ESS members, in APA format- please include a brief abstract/synopsis
• recent article publications by ESS members, in APA format
• career resources such as fellowship, grants, job placement opportunities, teaching resources, and career development programs/workshops
• calls for paper submissions to journals and conferences
• upcoming events (conferences and workshops)
• prestigious awards received by ESS members


Reminder – Graduate Student Paper Award

Winner 2016: Jessica Neafie with "The Politcs of Potable Water Access: Is foreign direct investment a help or hindrance to countries trying to provide water access to their populations?"
Winner 2016: Jessica Neafie with “The Politcs of Potable Water Access: Is foreign direct investment a help or hindrance to countries trying to provide water access to their populations?”

This is a reminder for those of you who attended the annual International Studies Association annual conference in Atlanta, please nominate papers written and presented by graduate students for the Environmental Studies Section Graduate Student Paper Award.

If you are not a member, do consider becoming one: we have a vibrant community of over 400 scholars doing interdisciplinary work on environmental politics and can be found here:

New ranking for environemental science programs – College Affordability Guide

College Affordability Guide logo-medium-dark

This group fronts a new site that helps students research affordable, not-for-profit environmental science programs with a track record of student success.

The team (based in Washington, DC) just finished analyzing over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position available – Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor – Modern/Contemporary Political Theory

ASPECT and the Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Virginia Tech

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern/Contemporary Political Theory, with strengths in at least one of the following areas: Environmental Political Theory; Security and Political Theory; Political Theory and Governance. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical and research skills with the potential to achieve a national research profile along with excellence in teaching and service. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and typically a large Introduction to Political Theory lower-division course. This position will begin August 10, 2016.

ESS Newsletter—Fall/Winter 2014

ESS Newsletter—Fall/Winter 2014

Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, Newsletter, December 2014

Editors: Crystal Murphy, Chapman University and Richard Matthew, University of California, Irvine

The next edition will be Spring 2015.

The ESS newsletter is based at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine ( and co-edited by Richard Matthew and Crystal Murphy. Please send publication information, announcements, calls for papers, job announcements, etc. for inclusion in the next issue to and include “ESS Newsletter” in the subject line.