Kate O’Neill is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. She is known for her work on global environmental politics and governance and the global political economy of waste. Her work has been featured on radio shows such as Fresh Air, Here and Now and Marketplace, and quoted in the Economist and other venues on waste and recycling, including The Conversation.
Her most recent book, Waste, was published by Polity Press in 2019. She is a former co-editor-in-chief of the MIT Press journal Global Environmental Politics, and the current chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association. At UC Berkeley, she is the co-chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.