Academic Appointments


  • Sr Research Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy

Administrative Appointments


  • Lead, China Energy and Climate Program* (in development; *name TBD), Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University (2022 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • National Fellowship, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2021-2022)
  • Harold D. Lasswell Award, American Political Science Association (2020)
  • PhD Dissertation Award, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (2019)
  • Malcolm Jewell Award, Southern Political Science Association (2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association (2018)
  • Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award, Science, Technology & Environmental Politics Section, American Political Science Association (2017)
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (2016)
  • Asia-Pacific Scholarship ("modeled on Oxford's Rhodes Scholarship"), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (2013-2015)
  • Trans-Pacific Essay Contest First Prize, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (2013)
  • High Honors, Swarthmore College (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College (2012)
  • Sigma Xi, Swarthmore College (2012)
  • Kennedy Scholarship (full scholarship--extremely rare for international applicants), Swarthmore College (2008-2012)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Program Chair, Environmental Politics and Policy Section, Midwest Political Science Association (2021 - 2021)
  • External Examiner, Honors Program, Swarthmore College (2018 - 2018)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Political Science (2018)
  • M.S., Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2017)
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, Political Science; Environmental Studies (2012)

2022-23 Courses


All Publications


  • Integrating Political Science into Climate Modeling: An Example of Internalizing the Costs of Climate-Induced Violence in the Optimal Management of the Climate SUSTAINABILITY Shen, S. 2021; 13 (19)
  • Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS Kopas, J., York, E., Jin, X., Harish, S. P., Kennedy, R., Shen, S., Urpelainen, J. 2020; 176
  • The effects of behavioral intention on the choice to purchase energy-saving appliances in China: the role of environmental attitude, concern, and perceived psychological benefits in shaping intention ENERGY EFFICIENCY Liao, X., Shen, S., Shi, X. 2020; 13 (1): 33-49
  • Public receptivity in China towards wind energy generators: A survey experimental approach ENERGY POLICY Shen, S., Cain, B. E., Hui, I. 2019; 129: 619–27
  • When reduced working time harms the environment: A panel threshold analysis for EU-15, 1970-2010 JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION Shao, Q., Shen, S. 2017; 147: 319-329