Department of Comparative Politics
New colleague

Welcome to Fay as new Associate Professor at the Department

Fay Farstad started at the Department in October 2023, coming from a position as a Senior Researcher at CICERO Center for International Climate Research

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Eivind Senneset, UiB

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Fay has previously held positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and Associate Lecturer at the University of York. She also has experience from government, having worked as a Senior Social Researcher in DEFRA in the UK and as a Senior Adviser for the Environment Agency in Norway. Fay has a PhD in Politics from the University of York (2016), MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge (2012) and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of York (2011).

Fay’s research interests cover comparative environmental and climate politics and policy, also at the European Union level. A particular focus area is the role of political parties.

From January 2024 she will be the Principal Investigator of a Researcher Project for Young Talents funded by the Norwegian Research Council called “Political Parties and Climate Change: Positions, Polarisation and Policy Relevance”. She will also be teaching a new course in the department, called SAMPOL236 The Politics of the Environment.