Dr. Simone Pulver is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to Santa Barbara in 2009, Pulver was the Joukowsky Assistant Research Professor at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, with a joint appointment in the Center for Environmental Studies. She holds a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Energy and Resources, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Specifically, she has led NSF-funded research projects investigating oil industry responses to climate change, climate politics in Mexico, and low carbon investments by firms in Brazil and India. She is currently directing new projects; one that explores changes over time in the production of pollution in the manufacturing sector in the US and the other focusing on foundational theories for socio-environmental research.