Abigail Jahiel

Associate Professor of Environmental and International Studies

Associate Director of Environmental Studies Program

Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Cornell University

Abigail R. Jahiel is an Associate Professor of Environmental and International Studies and currently serves as the Associate Director of Environmental Studies. She teaches several ES courses including Environment and Society, American Environmental History, American Environmental Politics, Comparative Environmental Politics, Globalization and the Environment, and ES Senior Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Society. She is the advisor for the Environmental Policy and International Environmental Sustainability Concentrations in the ES major. Dr. Jahiel is a political scientist by training, with expertise in comparative politics and Chinese politics. Her research has focused on environmental politics in reform China, including studies of the regulatory apparatus, implementation of industrial pollution policies, issues of environmental justice, emerging rural environmental problems, and the environmental implications of China's World Trade Organization membership. Dr. Jahiel is also very active in efforts to improve campus environmental sustainability and to introduce sustainability concepts throughout the curriculum. She has co-chaired Illinois Wesleyan's GREENetwork and has written and presented papers on IWU's experience with efforts to "green" the campus.

Environmental Studies Courses:

ENST 100: Environment and Society
ENST/ HIST 248: American Environmental History
ENST/PSCI 260: American Environmental Politics
ENST/PSCI 275: Global Sustainability and Asian Development
ENST/PSCI 360: Comparative Environmental Politics
ENST/PSCI 361: Globalization and the Environment
ENST 480: Senior Seminar