O’Reilly, Jessica

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Name: Jessica O’Reilly

Affiliation: Indiana University Bloomington

Contact details: jloreill@indiana.edu

Statement of interest: Jessica O’Reilly, assistant professor of Climate Change and International Studies, is an environmental anthropologist who studies how scientists and policy makers participate in environmental management, both in regards to the Antarctic environment and global climate change. She received her PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. Before coming to Indiana University, O’Reilly was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and the University of California San Diego and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. She has two forthcoming books, The Technocratic Antarctic: an ethnography of scientific expertise and environmental governance (Cornell University Press) and the co-authored volume Assessing Assessments: A Historical and Philosophical Study of Scientific Assessments for Environmental Policy in the Late Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press). Her current project, an ethnographic study of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is funded through an award from the Science, Technology, and Society Program of the National Science Foundation.

Geographical/topical area of interest: Polar regions/ global