Alaina is a doctoral candidate concentrating on sustainability and resilience in Northeastern’s school of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Her dissertation research examines the confluence of corporate obstruction and frontline advocacy in the climate policy process. Her previous work includes research on evaluating UNDP Nature-based Adaptation initiatives in Latin America and narratives in Puerto Rican climate policy on an NSF grant with Dr. Laura Kuhl. She has additionally written a paper outlining a paradigm shift for climate justice in higher education, a comparative analysis of Green New Deal proposals with Dr. Jennie C Stephens, research on the evaluation of environmental justice policies at the state and federal level, and a study of the policy diffusion effects of regional climate policy collaboration.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States Canada United Kingdom
Focus areas of expertiseClimate policy and politics Climate Justice Fossil fuels Social movements
Arango-Quiroga, J, Kinol AD, and Kuhl L. 2023. Examining knowledge and epistemic justice in the design of nature-based solutions for water management. PLOS Climate 2(9): e0000194.
Kinol AD and Kuhl L. 2023. The role of disasters in shaping narratives of resilience and transformation in Puerto Rico. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability 6:100227.
Kinol AD, Arango-Quiroga J, and Kuhl L. 2023. Opportunities for nature-based solutions to contribute to climate-resilient development pathways. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 62: 101297.
Kinol, A., Miller, E., Axtell, H. et al. Climate justice in higher education: a proposed paradigm shift towards a transformative role for colleges and universities. Climatic Change 176, 15 (2023).
Boyle AD, Leggat G, Morikawa L, Pappas Y, and Stephens JC. 2021. Green New Deal proposals: Comparing emerging transformational climate policies at multiple scales. Energy Research & Social Science 81:102259.
Kimmell K, Boyle AD, Si Y, and Sotolongo M. 2021. “A User’s Guide to Environmental Justice: Theory, Policy, and Practice.” Policy Brief. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.
Kuhl L and Boyle AD. 2021. “Nature-based Solutions Valuation Report.” Technical Report. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and United Nations Development Programme.
Boyle AD and Kuhl L. 2021. Nature-based Solutions are Job and Livelihood Solutions. Policy Brief. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and United Nations Development Programme.
NESP. 2020. National Standard Practice Manual for Benefit-Cost Assessment of Distributed Energy Resources. E4TheFuture. Coordinated and edited by J Michals and AD Boyle.
WOUGNET. 2015. Final Report for the GEKS Uganda National Assessment. Gender Equality in Knowledge Society Research 2015.