Simone Pulver is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and also holds an MA in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, as well as a BA in Physics from Princeton University. Pulver’s research investigates organizational responses to environmental challenges. She has been analyzing international climate politics for the past fifteen years, with a particular focus on transnational corporations and developing economies. Before coming to UC Santa Barbara in 2009, Pulver was the Joukowsky Family Assistant Research Professor at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.