Dr. Selin has thought long and hard about scenarios, innovation, sustainability and the governance of emerging technologies.
Dr. Selin conducts research into the evolving practices of scenarios, with a special interest in the role of art and design in foresight. This interest in how scenarios are mediated and represented led to three gallery exhibitions since 2012.
She is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability. She is a Senior Scholar in the Global Institute of Sustainability. In the NSF funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Dr. Selin directs a large research program focused on Anticipation and Deliberation, fusing concerns about foresight methods and public engagement with emerging science and technology. Building on decades of experience with nanotechnology, she has in recent years focused attention on large technical systems and infrastructure with inquiries related to sustainability and the energy sector, including climate change.
Dr. Selin is also an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and teaches in the Oxford Scenarios Programme.