About

Welcome!  Shiran Victoria Shen is a Stanford-trained political scientist and environmental engineer, seeking to improve understanding of how environmental change influences and is shaped by politics and policy.  From a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, her recent research assesses the impact of local governance on air pollution regulation in the developing world, especially China.  She has been on the faculty at UVA since 2018.

She can be reached via email and found on Twitter @SVictoriaShen.

Recent News:

09/20: Ph.D. dissertation, The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How to Break It, wins the Harold D. Lasswell Award from the American Political Science Association for “the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public policy in the past two calendar years.” Award citatiton: https://politicalsciencenow.com/shiran-victoria-shen-receives-the-2020-harold-d-lasswell-award/

05/20: “Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants” is published in Ecological Economics.

11/19: Ph.D. dissertation, The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How to Break It, wins the Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management for “the best dissertation in public policy and management in the past two calendar years.”

11/19: “Pricing Carbon to Contain Violence” is published in The First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing, a peer-reviewed conference proceeding by the World Bank.

10/19: “The effects of behavioral intention on the choice to purchase energy-saving appliances in China: the role of environmental attitude, concern, and perceived psychological benefits in shaping intention” is published in Energy Efficiency.

03/19: “Public Receptivity in China towards Wind Energy Generators: A Survey Experimental Approach” is published in Energy Policy. The study was profiled on Caixin(财新).