Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Government
Shana Starobin is Assistant Professor of Government and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College and a Fellow of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2015-2017). Her research centers on the politics of transnational business regulation and institutional innovation in global environmental governance. Shana's current book project—Alternatives to Transnational Sustainability Governance in the Global South—examines how producers of agricultural commodities from developing and emerging economies engage as active and innovative policy actors in the regulation and governance of natural resources, with comparative cases from Latin America. Shana holds her Ph.D. and two masters degrees in Environment and Public Policy from Duke University.
Shana Starobin


  • PhD, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Master of Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Master of Public Policy, Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
  • AB, magna cum laude, History and Science, Harvard College