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Christian Hunold

Christian Hunold, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement
Department of Politics
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Center for Public Policy
Office: 3021-F MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6089

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  • PhD, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh 1998
  • MA, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Deliberative democracy
  • Environmental political theory
  • Human-animal studies
  • More-than-human city
  • Multispecies justice
  • Urban wildlife
  • Wild horses


I teach environmental politics and policy in the Department of Politics, the Center for Public Policy, and the Center for Science, Technology and Society. My favorite courses are Environmental Politics and Animal Politics. My contributions to the study of environmental political theory have shaped how political scientists conceptualize environmental movements’ engagement with state institutions and with civil society organizations in their quest to promote society’s transformation toward ecological democracy. I am a member of the editorial advisory board of Environmental Politics, the field’s flagship journal. My work in human-animal studies speaks to emerging conceptions of multispecies politics. In particular, I ask ask what constitutes the “good city” in more-than-human terms and how conceptions of multispecies justice and democracy can better account for the lives of both marginalized humans and of nonhuman animals. My work on multispecies politics has appeared in in Environmental Values, Humanimalia, Journal of Urban Affairs, Nature and Culture, and Society & Animals.The conference paper version of the Environmental Values article was awarded “Best Paper in Environmental Political Theory” by the Western Political Science Association in 2018. I enjoy collaborating with colleagues and with students, and have co-authored peer-reviewed articles with both Drexel graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to writing about politics in the multispecies city, I am involved in an ongoing collaboration with Jennifer Britton on the governance of free-roaming horses and burros in human-dominated landscapes. In February 2022, I was appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement in the College of Arts and Sciences, a role in which I strive to make a difference in my faculty colleagues’ quality of life at Drexel. Outside of teaching, research, and administration I am a passionate wildlife photographer and an avid cyclist.

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