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Leah Stokes

University of California, Santa Barbara

Based in

United States
North America

Leah Stokes is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She works on energy, climate and environmental politics. Her book, “Short Circuiting Policy,” examines the role that utilities have played in promoting climate denial. Leah also contributed to the anthology, “All We Can Save.” She completed her PhD in Public Policy at MIT, received a masters from MIT’s Political Science Department, and an MPA in Environmental Science & Policy at Columbia University.

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Emily L Williams, Sydney A Bartone, Emma K Swanson & Leah C Stokes. 2022. “The American electric utility industry’s role in promoting climate denial, doubt, and delay,” Environmental Research Letters (September 2022).

Parrish Bergquist, Matto Mildenberger, & Leah C. Stokes. 2020. “Combining climate, economic, and social policy builds public support for climate action in the US,” Environmental Research Letters (May 2020).

Leah C. Stokes. 2020. “Short Circuiting Policy: Interest Groups and the Battle Over Clean Energy and Climate Policy in the American States,” Oxford University Press (April 2020).

Matto Mildenberger & Leah C. Stokes. 2019. “North American Energy Politics,” The Oxford Handbook on Energy Politics, Oxford Handbooks Online (April 2019).

Hanna L. Breetz, Matto Mildenberger, & Leah C. Stokes. 2018. “The Political Logics of Clean Energy Transitions,” Business & Politics (2018).

Leah C. Stokes & Hanna L. Breetz. 2018. “Politics in the U.S. energy transition: Case studies of solar, wind, biofuels and electric vehicles policy,” Energy Policy (February 2018).

Leah C. Stokes & Christopher Warshaw. 2017. “Renewable energy policy design and framing influences public support in the United States,” Nature Energy (June 2017).

Noelle E. Selin, Leah C. Stokes, & Lawrence E. Susskind. 2017. “The Need for Climate Science Education to Build Policy Literacy,” WIREs Climate Change (June 2017).

Leah C. Stokes. 2016. “Electoral Backlash against Climate Policy: A Natural Experiment on Retrospective Voting and Local Resistance to Public Policy,” American Journal of Political Science (October 2016).

Matto Mildenberger, Peter Howe, Erick Lachapelle, Leah C. Stokes, Jennifer Marlon, Timothy Gravelle. 2016. “The Distribution of Climate Change Public Opinion in Canada,” PLOS ONE (August 2016).