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  Andrea Simonelli Berringer



E-mail: acsimonelli@gmail.com


Education
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), January 2008- current. Louisiana State University, Primary field: Comparative Politics, Secondary field: International Relations, Tertiary Field: American Politics. Minor Field: Women and Gender Studies.
• Committee: Leonard Ray (chair), William Clark, David Sobek, and Kathleen Bratton.
• Primary Research: The Politics of Climate Change Migration.
• Secondary Research: Gender and Forced Migration Issues. M.A. 2010. Louisiana State University, Major: Comparative Politics, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Summer Academy. July 2010, Schloss Hohenkammer, Germany.
• Lead author for working groups 1 and 2 which produced a report distributed to those involved in the climate negotiations. Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre: Summer School in Forced Migration. July 2009.
• Course work in conceptualization, Asylum policy and Law, Internally Displaced Persons, Livelihoods, Negotiating institutional responses, Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement, Post Conflict Peace building, and globalization. B.A. 2002. Michigan State University, Major: Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Minor: World History.
• University of the West Indies, study abroad program on Post Colonial Democratic Development. July and August 2001.

Publications
“AOSIS,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change: Second Edition, Sage Publications. (Projected publication date: 7/15/2012).
“Jamaica,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change: Second Edition, Sage Publications. (Projected publication date: 7/15/2012).
“Maldives,” Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change: Second Edition, Sage Publications. (Projected publication date: 7/15/2012).
“Possible frameworks for Climate Change IDP’s: Disaster and Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement models and their Integration.” Accepted for publication at the International Journal of Climate Change; Impacts and Responses.
Current Projects/Working Papers “Global Governance Structures and the Incorporation of Climate Change Displacement.” Under Review.
“Demystifying the “Sinking Islands” concept: a pragmatic assessment of the long term adaptational needs of uninhabitable islands.”
“Are ‘Climate Change Refugees’ really Refugees? An analysis of the 1951 Convention and Appropriate Labels.”

Professional Service
Associate Editor, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2010.
Associate Editor, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2010.
Research and Teaching Interests Topics in Migration due to Climate Change and other forms of Forced Migration: Refugees, Livelihoods, Development induced displacement, Internally Displaced Persons, Disaster Induced Displacement, Gender and Migration, Comparative politics, American government, and American Political Campaigns.

Teaching Experience
Instructor: WGS 2900, Gender, Race and Nation, LSU (Spring 2011).
Instructor: WGS 2900, Gender, Race and Nation, LSU (Fall 2010).
Guest Teacher: Holly Area Schools and Waterford Community Schools, Michigan. (Fall 2003 and Spring 2004).
Academic Work Experience Teaching Assistant to Dr. Belinda Davis, Spring 2011.
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Dustin Howes, Fall 2010.
Teaching Assistant to Dr. James Stoner and Assistant to Dr. Leonard Ray in the International Studies Department, Louisianan State University, Spring 2010.
Research Assistant to Dr. Christopher Weber and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Christopher Kenney, Louisiana State University, Fall 2009.
Research Assistant to Dr. Christopher Weber, Louisiana State University, Spring 2009.
Supervisor/ Trainer at Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab, Fall 2008.

Professional Work Experience
Finance Director for: Christine Jennings for Congress FL-13 (Tranitional position 8/2007); Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee (1/2007- 7/2007); John Hall for Congress NY-19(9/06-11/06); Nancy Skinner for Congress MI-09 (1/2006-9/2006).
Campaign Manager for Steve Reifman for Congress MI-09 (10/05-1/06)
Deputy Campaign Manager for Steve Kaplan for 48th District Judge (8/04-11/04)

Media Appearances
WIN TV9- Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia, evening edition March 4, 2011; speaking on Australia’s newly proposed carbon tax.

Conference Participation
Invited Delegate, The Nansen Conference: Climate Change and Displacement in the 21st Century, Oslo, Norway, June 5-7, 2011.
“Disaggregating the “Sinking Islands” concept: a focus on the climate displacement of Jamaica”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
“Sexual Violence against Men: How War time trauma affects masculinity and gender relations”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
“Possible frameworks for Climate Change IDP’s: Disaster and Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement models and their Integration”, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Temporal Dynamics of Precipitation in Khabarovsk, Russia, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Changes and Projections in Australian Weather Rainfall and Circulation: Anthropogenic Forcing and Internal Vulnerability, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Climate Change Impacts in the Caribbean, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: A Balancing Act: How Small Island Developing States are Balancing Climate Change and Development, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Climate Change and Its Impact on the Indian Market, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation: A Policy Choice under Uncertainty, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
Chair: Transport Use in Greece: Insights into Underlying Trends, Second International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Australia, July 8-10, 2010.
“Are ‘Climate Change Refugees’ really Refugees? An analysis of the 1951 Convention and appropriate labels”, Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting: politics in the Maelstrom of Global Economic Crisis, San Francisco, California, April 1-3, 2010.

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