Dr Jeremy Baskin

  • Jeremy Baskin

Senior Fellow, Melbourne School of Government

jbaskin@unimelb.edu.au  | Level 9, Melbourne Law School

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate change policy
  • Geoengineering
  • The politics of the Anthropocene
  • Science, technology and public policy


Dr Jeremy Baskin is a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government where he focuses on the legitimacy and accountability of knowledge experts in policy-making. His other research interests include climate and energy policy and associated technologies, the notion of the Anthropocene, and changing understandings of the authority of science. He is joint co-ordinator of a cross-faculty network of Science, Technology & Society (STS) scholars at the University STS@UoM.

In 2017 Jeremy was awarded a PhD in Politics from the University of Melbourne. He also has degrees from the University of London and the University of Cape Town. He has been a Fellow of the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He has worked at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership, designing and delivering programmes targeted at senior leaders in business, government and civil society.

Selected Publications

  • Geoengineering, the Anthropocene and the End of Nature (2019). London: Palgrave. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030173586
  • ‘Global Justice and the Anthropocene: Reproducing a Development Story’, in Frank Biermann & Eva Lovbrand (eds) (2019), Anthropocene Encounters: new directions in green political thinking. Cambridge: CUP.
  • ‘Dutton’s Priority Refugees’ (2018), in Arena Vol.154: 21-25.
  • ‘Paradigm dressed as Epoch: the ideology of the Anthropocene’ (2015), in Environmental Values Vol. 24 (1): 9-29.