Aleksandra Conevska is a first year PhD student in the Department of Government. Her work focuses broadly on the political economy of climate change, energy, and environmental degradation. Within this broad agenda, she is specifically interested in the relationship between environmental disasters and politics, the losers of decarbonization, and when and how societies adapt to climate change. Aleksandra's previous research has focused on the relationship between international trade, preferential trade agreements (PTAs), and natural disasters, the status of global food system adaptation, the institutional design and capacity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as University level fossil fuel divestment patterns. This work has been published in journals including Climate Policy, Climate and Development and Energy Research & Social Science, and is currently under review at International Studies Quarterly.
Aleksandra is also a Fellow at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP), and prior to coming to Harvard she was a Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. She has a joint BA, B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Political Science from McGill University and is a proud refugee of the Bosnian War.