Scholars

Jennie C. Stephens

Northeastern University
United States

Jennie C. Stephens is Director of Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy. She is an internationally-recognized expert on renewable transformation, energy democracy, climate justice, and gender in energy innovation. Trained at Harvard and Caltech, she is a transdisciplinary academic with two decades of experience linking environmental science and technology with policy and social change. Her new book “Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy” (Island Press, 2020) celebrates leaders who are tackling economic, health, housing and transit disparities by linking with climate and energy transformation.

Publications

Jennie C. Stephens. 2020. “Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy,”

Island Press (September 2020).

Kirsten E. Jenkins, Jennie C. Stephens, Tony G. Reames, & Diana Hernández. 2020. “Towards impactful energy justice research: Transforming the power of academic engagement,”

Energy Research & Social Science (September 2020).

Jennie C. Stephens & Kevin Surprise. 2020. “The Hidden Injustices of Advancing Solar Geoengineering Research,”

Global Sustainability (January 2020).

Elizabeth Allen, Hannah Lyons, & Jennie C. Stephens. 2019. “Women’s leadership in renewable transformation, energy justice, and energy democracy: Redistributing power,”

Energy Research & Social Science (November 2019).

Noel Healy, Jennie C. Stephens, & Stephanie A. Malin. 2019. “Embodied energy injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extractivism and fossil fuel supply chains,”

Energy Research & Social Science (February 2019).

Jennie C. Stephens. 2019. “Energy Democracy: Redistributing Power to the People Through Renewable Transformation,”

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development (February 2019).

Jennie C. Stephens, Matthew J. Burke, Brock Gibian, Elie Jordi, & Richard Watts. 2018. “Operationalizing Energy Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities in Vermont’s Renewable Energy Transformation,”

Frontiers in Communication (October 2018).

Jennie C. Stephens, Peter C. Frumhoff, & Leehi Yona. 2018. “The role of college and university faculty in the fossil fuel divestment movement,”

Elements (May 2018).

Elizabeth Allen, Jennie C. Stephens, Georgine Yorgey, Chad Kruger, Sonya Ahamed, & Jennifer Adam. 2017. “Climate science information needs among natural resource decision-makers in the Northwest U.S.,”

Climate Services (January 2017).

Jennie C. Stephens. 2014. “Time to stop investing in carbon capture and storage and reduce government subsidies of fossil-fuels,”

WIREs Climate Change (April 2014).

Media Coverage

Jennie C. Stephens interviewed on feminist climate and energy leadership by Joe Donahue. Why We Need Antiracist Leadership on Climate and Energy,” WAMC Northeastern Public Radio, October 5, 2020.

Jennie C. Stephens interviewed on why holistic involvement on climate and energy is necessary. Public Eye: Jennie Stephens,” WICN Public Radio, October 4, 2020.

Jennie C. Stephens interviewed on wealth inequality’s relation to climate change by Jeannie Ramey & Bruce Biewald. Why Wealth Inequality Matters for Climate Change,” Kael Randall, Energy Nerd Show & Tell, September 24, 2020.

Climate crisis demands diverse leadership,” Jennie C. Stephens, Bangor Daily News, August 15, 2020.

Jennie C. Stephens interviewed on anti-racist, feminist climate leadership and the injustices of climate geoengineering. The Need for Anti-Racist Climate Leadership and the Politics of Solar Geoengineering,” Terra Verde KFPA, June 26, 2020.