Monika Bauhr is an Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Quality of Government Institute at the department of Political Science, Göteborg University. She has previously been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the University of Florida and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and a research fellow in a cross disciplinary research program on climate change (COPE). Her doctoral thesis “Our Common Climate. How Consensual Expert Ideas Shape Global Public Opinion.”, analyses how experts and science influence global public opinion on climate change. Her most recent work has appeared or is due to appear in journals such as the International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics and Governance.
Her research is mainly concerned with the role of international organizations and aid in promoting good government. She studies the link between transparency, accountability and corruption and how norms and beliefs about corruption influence efforts to promote sustainable development, in particular climate policies and the working of international carbon markets.
Her current research project is entitled “International Organizations, Aid and Quality of Government”. From September 2013, she will lead work package 11 ( “Building Accountability; Transparency, Civil Society and Administrative Responses”) in ANTICORRP, funded by the European Commission.
Bauhr has the overall responsibility for two courses: Research Design for doctoral students and Introduction to Environmental Politics for undergraduates. Her teaching includes international environmental politics, experimental design and regression analysis, as well as supervision and examination of theses.
She is member of the steering board of the Program in Environmental Social Science (SMIL - Samhällsvetenskapligamiljövetarprogrammet). She also chairs the Minor Field Studies Committee (MFS).