University of California, Riverside

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Juliann Allison

Juliann Allison

Associate Professor (Department Chair)

Gender & Sexuality Studies
2017 INTN
(951) 827-6427

Research Areas

political economy, environmental politics and policy, and community-based social change, especially as it relates to conflict resolution and environmental sustainability


  • Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science, 1995.

  • MA - University of California, Davis, Political Science 1990.

  • BA – University of Southern California, International Relations & Print Journalism 1987.


Juliann Emmons Allison is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Public Policy. She is also Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, and Chair of the department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UCR. Her research and teaching interests emphasize political economy, environmental politics and policy, and community-based social change, especially as it relates to the gender dimensions of conflict resolution and environmental sustainability. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Transportation, the Energy Foundation and the Haynes Foundation. 

Selected Grant Activity

  • California Department of Transportation, 2005-2008, 2013-15.
  • UC Center for Collaborative Research for and Equitable California, 2013-14.
  • California UC Humanities Research Institute, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.
  • Undergraduate Research in the Community, 2011-2012.
  • California Energy Commission, 2000-2004.
  • National Science Foundation, 2000-2002.

Honors and Awards 

  • Women Who Make a Difference Award, 2002
  • Center for Ideas and Society Fellowship, 2001, 2013


  • “Making Matrice: Intersubjectivity in Ethnography and art,” Collaborative Anthropologies (2014, with Susan Ossman).
  • “Energy Justice, Climate Change, and the Challenge of Global Energy Governance,” Global  Environmental Politics, (2015, forthcoming).

  • “Innovating International Relations Pedagogy: Critical Feminist Engagements” International Feminist Journal of Politics (2013 with Laura Parisi, Janni Aragon, Debra L. DeLaet, Elina Penttinen, Helle Rytkønen, Ellie Schemenauer, Simona Sharoni, Heather Smith).

  • “Democracy and State Environmental Commitment to International Environmental Treaties,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics. (2013 with Joel Carbonell).

  • “The Study of Global Environmental Politics: Strategies for Research and Teaching.” In Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Ed. Paul G. Harris (2013)

  • “Boys in the Woods: Motherhood, Identity, and Sustainability,” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (2011).

  • “Is the Economic Crisis a Crisis for Social Justice Activism? Insights from the 2010 United States Social Forum,” Policy Matters (2011, with Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, Katja M. Guenther, Ali Lairy, Elizabeth Schwarz, Ellen Reese, Miryam E. Ruvalcaba, and Michael Walker).

  • “Ecofeminism in International Relations. In Compendium of International Relations. Ed. Robert A. Danemark. Blackwell. (2010). 

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies

Tel: (951) 827-4843
Fax: (951) 827-6386


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