Melanie Meinzer

Ph.D. Candidate

Political Science

Publications and Awards

University of Connecticut CLAS Dean Predoctoral Fellowship Award (2013)
University of Connecticut Department of Political Science Predoctoral Fellowship (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Conference Presentations

“Climate Adaptation Glocality: Policy Progress Among Connecticut Towns” with M. Boyer and A. Bilich at the Connecticut Adaptation Academy, University of Connecticut at Avery Point, 3 May 2014.

“Climate Adaptation in an Evolving Global Policy Landscape: Connecticut Towns Responding to Press and Pulse” with M. Boyer, and A. Bilich at the International Studies Association conference in Toronto, Canada on 26 March 2014.

“Governing Climate Change: Local Impacts on a Global Problem.” Co-authored poster presentation with M. Boyer and A. Bilich at Frontiers of Undergraduate Research at The University of Connecticut on 12 April 2013.

“Connecticut Adapts to Climate Change: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge.” Co-authored conference paper presentation with M. Boyer for a panel on “Environmental Governance” at the International Studies Association- Northeast conference in Baltimore, MD on 2 November 2012.

“Global Climate Change and Local Action: Understanding the Connecticut Policy Trajectory.” Co-authored poster presentation with M. Boyer and A. Bilich at the Climate Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation: A Reflection on Our Future conference sponsored by the Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering at The University of Connecticut, 26-29 March 2012.


M.A. Political Science, University of Connecticut
B.A. Political Science, St. Olaf College

Contact Information
Office LocationOak Hall 302