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Debra Javeline

University of Notre Dame
United States
Email: javeline [at] nd [dot] edu

Debra Javeline is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and affiliated with the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative.  Her research interests include mass political behavior, survey research, Russian politics, sustainability, environmental politics, and climate change.  Much of her work focuses on climate change adaptation, or the reduction of vulnerability to climate impacts, and she is currently exploring coastal homeowner motivations to take action to reduce their risk from rising seas, hurricanes, and other hazards.  She is also working on a book project, Unadapted: A Portrait of Unchanged Humans on a Changed Planet.

Publications

Debra Javeline and Sophia Chau. 2020. “The Unexplored Politics of Climate Change Adaptation,” in David M. Konisky, ed. Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing, chapter 27.

Debra Javeline, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and Angela Chesler. 2019. “Does It Matter if You “Believe” in Climate Change? Not for Coastal Home Vulnerability,” Climatic Change 155, 4: 511-532. Recipient of Paul A. Sabatier Conference Paper Award for best paper on science, technology, and environmental politics presented at the APSA annual meeting.

Debra Javeline, Nives Dolšak, and Aseem Prakash. 2019. “Adapting to Water Impacts of Climate Change,” Introduction to Special Issue of Climatic Change 152, 2: 209-213.

Debra Javeline and Sophia Chau. 2019. “Adaptation of Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” in Carina H. Keskitalo and Benjamin Preston, eds. Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing, chapter 22.

Debra Javeline and Tracy Kijewski-Correa. 2019. “Coastal Homeowners in a Changing Climate,” Climatic Change, 152, 2: 259-274.

Debra Javeline, Jessica J. Hellmann, Jason M. McLachlan, Dov F. Sax, Mark W. Schwartz, and Rodrigo Castro Cornejo. 2015. “Expert Opinion on Extinction Risk and Climate Change Adaptation,” Elementa: Science for the Anthropocene, 3:000057.

Debra Javeline. 2014. “The Most Important Topic Political Scientists are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change.” Perspectives on Politics. 12, 2 (June): 420-434. Reprinted in Kent Worcester, ed. 2018. Navigating Political Science: Professional Advancement & Success in the Discipline. Washington, D.C.: American Political Science Association, chapter 20, pp.205-222.

Debra Javeline and Gregory Shufeldt. 2014. “Scientific Opinion in Policymaking: The Case of Climate Change Adaptation,” Policy Sciences 47, 2 (June): 121-139.

Debra Javeline, Jessica J. Hellmann, Rodrigo Castro Cornejo, and Gregory Shufeldt. 2013. “Expert Opinion on Climate Change and Threats to Biodiversity,” Bioscience. 63, 8 (August): 666-673.

Mark Schwartz, Jessica Hellmann, Jason McLachlan, Dov Sax, Justin Borevitz, Jean Brennan, Alex Camacho, Garardo Ceballos, Jamie Rappaport Clark, Holly Doremus, Regan Early, Julie Etterson, Dwight Fielder, Jacqueline Gill, Patrick Gonzalez, Nancy Green, Lee Hannah, Dale Jamieson, Debra Javeline, Ben Minteer, Jay Odenbaugh, Stephen Polasky, David Richardson, and Terry Root. 2012. “Managed Relocation: Integrating the Scientific, Regulatory, and Ethical Challenges,” Bioscience. 62, 8 (August): 732-743.

Manuscripts under review

Debra Javeline, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and Angela Chesler. “Do Perverse Insurance Incentives Encourage Coastal Vulnerability?” (revised and resubmitted to Natural Hazards Review)

Richard Marcantonio, Agustin Fuentes, and Debra Javeline. “Global Environmental Risk in the Anthropocene” (revised and resubmitted to PLOS One)

Angela Chesler, Debra Javeline, Kimberly Peh, and Shana Scogin. “Is Democracy the Answer to Intractable Climate Change?” (under review at American Political Science Review)

Other Publications

Debra Javeline. 2021. “Failing to transition in the Anthropocene,” Comparative Politics Newsletter, American Political Science Association, spring.

Debra Javeline. 2014. “Member Spotlight,” STEP Ahead (Newsletter of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association), 12, 6 (November): 3-4.

Debra Javeline. 2014. “The Absence of Political Scientists on the Frontlines of Adapting to Climate Change,” Political Insight (blog of the Political Studies Association), 8 July.

Debra Javeline. 2013. “Climate Change and Political Scientists: Defining a Research Agenda,” The Monkey Cage, 12 July.

Media Coverage

Javeline, Kijewski-Correa, and Chesler (2019): Believing in climate change doesn’t mean you are preparing for climate change, study finds, University of Notre Dame Newswise, 8 October 2019, picked up by over 20 news outlets including Scientific American, Grist, Insurance Journal, Science Daily, Environmental News Network, and Phys.org.

Javeline and Kijewski-Correa (2019): “Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds,” University of Notre Dame Newswise , 8 April 2019, picked up by Claims Journal, Phys.org, and Homeland Security News Wire.