Debra Javeline is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Javeline divides her time between the study of Russia and the study of global environmental problems, especially climate change. Her two current book projects are After Violence: The Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed and Solutions: Science, Politics, and Saving the Planet. She is also collaborating with Notre Dame engineers on a research project on “Coastal Homeownership in a Changing Climate: A Study of Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Resilience,” funded by the National Science Foundation and Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative.
Javeline has conducted survey research in the former Soviet Union for the U.S. Information Agency (now State Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has held fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, ACTR, FLAS, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies, the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. In 2011-12, she was supported by a Mellon New Directions fellowship to study ecology and environmental law.
Comparative politics; mass political behavior; survey research; the politics of post-Soviet and other post-communist regimes; the politics of adapting to climate change
Javeline Interviewed for a Podcast on Climate Change
Oct 26, 2022
Faculty Fellow Debra Javeline was a guest on an episode of the podcast The Middle asking how climate change affects communities and what elected officials should be doing about it.
Kijewski-Correa and Javeline Respond to Hurricane Ian
Oct 4, 2022
Faculty Fellows Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Debra Javeline were interviewed by Newsweek about the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida and what Florida’s next steps should be.
In Race Against Hurricane Season, Kellogg Faculty Fellow Engineers Study Incentives for Climate-Resilient Homes
Aug 24, 2022
A team of civil and environmental engineers at the University of Notre Dame, lead by two Kellogg faculty fellows, is racing against time to create a new framework for community recovery from natural disasters, educate homeowners on risks and encourage incentives for climate-resilient homes before the next extreme event hits.