Post-doctoral Researcher, Arizona State University
Manjana is a Senior Sustainability Fellow at Arizona State University's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. She leads ASU's Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. Manjana's research concerns the role of cognition and emotion in global climate change politics, with a special focus on future-thinking and imagination processes. She is interested in governance challenges at the science-policy and science-society interfaces that impact the search for and implementation of sustainable solutions to climate change. These include the use of scientific knowledge in policy and governance decisions, the role of ideologies in advancing or preventing effective societal responses to climate change, and more generally the role of cognition and emotion in addressing sustainability challenges in the Anthropocene. Manjana's dissertation analyzed how cognitive processes influence the search for cooperative multilateral solutions in the UNFCCC. She has also studied the changing role of the emerging powers (China, India, Brazil, South Africa) in the global climate negotiations.
Key research Interests: global environmental governance, climate change, cognition, emotion and decision-making, social transformations, science-policy interface
Member Since: 2011