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Stephen D. Bird

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Associate Professor of Political Science
271 Bertrand H. Snell Hall
Phone: 315-268-3990

Ph.D. Boston University, 2009
A.L.M. Harvard University, 2003
B.A. Berklee College of Music, 1989

Courses Taught:
American Politics
Environmental Policy
Energy Policy
Health Care Policy
The Clarkson Seminar

Scholarly Interests
Energy and environmental politics, social networks, public policy, U.S. electricity policy, democratic participation, political behavior, and pedagogy.


Distributed (Green) Data Centers: A New Concept for Energy, Computing, and Telecommunications.” Bird, Stephen, Ajit Achuthan, Othman Ait Maatallah, Wenjin Hu, Kerop Janoyan, Alexis Kwasinski, Jeanna Matthews, David Mayhew, Jay Owen, and Pier Marzocca. (2014). Energy for Sustainable Development 19 (April 2014).

Agitation with a Smile: The Legacies of Howard Zinn and the Future of Activism. Stephen Bird, Joshua Yesnowitz and Adam Silver, eds., and co-authors. Paradigm Publishers, CO, 2013. Contributing authors include Frances Fox Piven, Martín Espada, & Noam Chomsky.

Policy Options for the Split Incentive: Increasing Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Renters.”
Stephen Bird and Diana Hernández. Energy Policy 48, September, 506-514 (2012).

Energy Burden and the Need for Integrated Low-Income Housing and Energy Policy.”
Hernández, Diana, and Stephen Bird. Poverty & Public Policy 2, no. 4 (2010). 

The Structural Underpinnings of Policy Learning: A Classroom Policy Simulation.” In From Sociology to Computing in Social Networks: Theory, Foundations, and Applications, ed. Reda Alhajj and Nasrullah Memon: Springer, 2010.