Tamara Steger

Associate Professor

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Research Interests:  Environmental and Social Justice

Research Projects: The Trials, Tribulations and Celebrations of Climate Change Litigation (2023-2024); Horizon 2020 Project (2019-2021): Urban Arena for Sustainable and Equitable Solutions (URBANA). For extended list, see CV.

Awards: CEU Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)

Theses and Dissertation Supervision: 

Sample of Supervised Master's Theses:

Mendoza Acero, Monserrat. 2023. "The 'Frontline Community' of the Waorani Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Ott, Gábor. 2023. Framing the Environment in a Challenging Political Landscape: How Hungarian ENGOs Adapt to a Hybrid Regime

Puecker, Christian. 2021. "Preserving the Last Wild River in Europe": Political Opportunity Structure and the Vjosa River Protection Campaign in Albania. Thesis-based publication: Peucker, C. and T. Steger (2023) Protecting the Last Wild River in Europe from Hydropower Development in Albania: An Environmental Movement Strategy in a Flawed Democracy. Case Studies in the Environment 7 (1): 2018088. Access article in "File Attachments" below.

Sample of Supervised Doctoral Dissertations:

Milicevic, Milos. 2022. Landscapes of Extraction and Dislocation: Placemaking and Futuremaking in Aleksinac, Serbia.

Varfolomeeva, Anna. 2019. Articulations of Indigeneity in Two Mining Regions of Russia: A Comparative Case Study of Karelia and Buriatia.

Barabanova, Yulia. 2013. Emerging Climate Justice Discourse: Perspectives of Grassroots Networks in the UK.

Affiliations: Democracy Institute; Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS); European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR); CEU Program Director for BA in Culture, Politics & Society; CEU Strategic Planning Committee; GenderHUB; CEU Ethical Research Committee; CEU Grievance Committee; and Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy Masters Program Committee.

Office Hours: Email me at stegert@ceu.edu


Ph.D. (with distinction). (2004). Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Social Science Program, Syracuse, New York.
Master of Marine Studies. (August 1995). University of Washington, Oceanography and Fisheries Science College, Seattle, Washington.
Bachelor of Science (cum laude). (May 1992). State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York.