Michael L. Ross
Michael L. Ross is a Professor in the Political Science Department and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published widely on the politics of climate change, natural resources, oil-exporting countries, civil war, democracy, and gender rights.

He is the founding editor of the Cambridge University Press book series, "The Politics of Climate Change," a co-founder of the Project on Resources and Governance, a Non-resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a member of the advisory boards of the Natural Resources Governance Institute and the Payne Institute, and a member of the Political Instability Task Force and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

His work has been published in leading academic journals, including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Nature Energy, Politics and Gender, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and World Politics. Ross's most recent book, The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations (Princeton University Press, 2012), has been translated into Russian, Arabic, Japanese and Portuguese. You can view his CV here.

In 2009, he received the Heinz Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for the best article published in the American Political Science Review. He is also a member of the editorial boards for World Politics and Comparative Political Studies.

He has also written articles for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harper's, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and his research has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Financial Times, and many other publications.

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Header Image: Paul Klee - "May Picture" (1925). Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art