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Manjana Milkoreit

University of Oslo

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Manjana Milkoreit is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. Her research integrates scholarship on global environmental governance and cognitive theory to study actor motivations, beliefs and agency, institutional design and effectiveness related to climate change. Her current projects focus on the role of future thinking (imagination) in sustainability transformations and the study of social tipping points. Dr. Milkoreit received her Ph.D. in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Norway

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Scientific assessments Social movements

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Lisette van Beek, Manjana Milkoreit, Joost Vervoort, Linda Prokopy, Timothy Lenton, Roberta Weiner, Jason B. Reed, David Farrell, Arjan Wardekker. 2022. “The effects of a role-play simulation game on risk perceptions associated with climate tipping points.” Climatic Change (February 2022).

Ricarda Winkelmann, Jonathan F. Donges, Keith E. Smith, Manjana Milkoreit, Christina Eder, Jobst Heitzig, Alexia Katsanidou, Marc Wiedermann, Nico Wunderling, Timothy M. Lenton. 2022. “Social tipping processes towards climate action: a conceptual framework.” Ecological Economics, 192, p.107242.

Eunbin Chung and Manjana Milkoreit. 2021. “Who Are Your People? – The Effect of Political Ideology and Social Identity on Climate-related Beliefs and Risk Perceptions.” Politics, Groups and Identities, pp. 1-21.

James Patterson, Carina Wyborn, Linda Westman, Marie Claire Brisbois, Manjana Milkoreit, Danashree Jayaram. 2021. “The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability.” Nature Sustainability, 4, 841–850 (2021).

Michele-Lee Moore and Manjana Milkoreit. (2020). “Imagination and transformations to sustainable and just futures.” Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1).

Manjana Milkoreit. 2019. “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change – Made in USA?” Perspectives on Politics, 17(4), 1019-1037 (December 2019).

Manjana Milkoreit and and Kate Haapala. 2018. “The Global Stocktake – Design Lessons for a New Review and Ambition Mechanism in the International Climate Regime.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, pp. 1-18.

Manjana Milkoreit. 2017. “Imaginary Politics – Climate Change and Making the Future.” Special Feature: Envisioning Sustainable Transitions, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5:62.

Manjana Milkoreit. 2017. “Pop-cultural Mobilization: Deploying ‘Game of Thrones’ to Change US Climate Change Politics.” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, pp. 1-22.

Manjana Milkoreit. 2016. “The Promise of Climate Fiction – Imagination, Storytelling and the Politics of the Future” In Wapner, Paul and Hilal Elver (eds.) Reimagining Climate Change, chapter 10, pp. 171-191. Routledge Publishing.

Manjana Milkoreit. 2015. “Science and Climate Change Diplomacy – Cognitive Limits and the Need to Reinvent Science Communication.” In Patman, R.G. and Davis, L. (eds.) Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn?, chapter 6. World Scientific.

Kathryn Hochstetler and Manjana Milkoreit. 2015. “Responsibilities in Transition – Emerging Powers in the Climate Change Negotiations.” Global Governance 21 (2), 205-226.

Manjana Milkoreit. 2014. “Hot Deontology and Cold Consequentialism – An Empirical Exploration of Ethical Reasoning among Climate Change Negotiators.” Climatic Change. Vol. 130, Issue 3, pp. 397-409.

Kathryn Hochstetler and Manjana Milkoreit. 2013. “Emerging Powers in the Climate Negotiations: Shifting Identities and Role Conceptions.” Political Research Quarterly, 67(1): 224-235.