Javiera Barandiarán

Associate Professor
Global Studies

Office Hours

SSMS 2129


Science Studies, Innovation and Environmental Politics, and Public Policy


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Javiera Barandiarán is an Associate Professor in the Global Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Barandiarán received her Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She holds a Masters in Public Policy also from Berkeley and received her B.A. in politics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her research has been awarded support from the Social Science Research Council and the National Science Foundation. Prior to her Ph.D., Barandiarán conducted surveys on attitudes towards science, technology and the environment in European countries. She has also worked in or conducted research on questions of rural development in Hawai’i, Mexico and California.