Asunción Lera St. Clair
Asun St. Clair is a philosopher and sociologist, her research interests are focused on critical poverty studies, development and climate change ethics; human rights and global justice; social theory and sociology of knowledge; ethics and political philosophy; multilateral organizations.
Research Projects include Climate Change Discourse, Rights and the Poor: Scientific Knowledge, International Political Discourse, and Local Voices; St. Clair is also working with the Critical Global Poverty Studies Group on the project Reframing Poverty: What Role for the Middle Classes.
St. Clair is Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is appointed to co-author chapter 1 (“Point of Departure”) of the Working Group II Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Recent books include, Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security (with Karen O'Brien and Berit Kristoferssen) Cambridge University Press, 2010; Development Ethics: A Reader (with Des Gasper) Ashgate, 2010; Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: What Role for Multilateral Organizations (with Desmond McNeill) Routledge 2009.