Deborah Seligsohn


Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University

Deborah Seligsohn is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University. Her research focuses on Chinese politics and on energy and environmental politics in China and India. Prior to receiving her PhD in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of California San Diego in 2018, she worked in both the NGO and government sectors on energy, climate and the environment. From 2007 to 2012 she was based in Beijing as the Principal Advisor to the World Resources Institute’s China Energy and Climate Program. She also had over 20 years’ experience in the United States Department of State, working on energy and environment issues in China, India, Nepal and New Zealand. Her most recent position was as Environment, Science, Technology and Health Counselor in Beijing, 2003-2007. To learn more about her work, please visit her website: