Concordia University; Montreal, Canada (2020–)
University of Oxford; Oxford, United Kingdom (2019/2020)
Postdoctoral researcher in international climate policy
University of Oxford; Oxford, United Kingdom (2015–2019)
DPhil, International Relations (completed in May 2019)
Dissertation title: "Participation and cooperation in climate governance"
Supervisor: Professor Duncan Snidal
Joint graduate studentship (scholarship) in Politics and International Relations from the Department of Politics and International Relations and Christ Church (full fees and living expenses)
QStep graduate scholar, departmental writing up award, Christ Church (college) maintenance grant, Christ Church (college) travel grant, departmental travel grant
MPhil, International Relations, 2015
University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada (2008–2013)
BA (Honours), Political Science and International Relations, 2013
Goel Prize in Political Science, Dean’s List, Trek Excellence Scholarship, President’s Entrance Scholarship
Full-year undergraduate exchange at Sciences Po Paris (2010/11)
Refereed journal publications
Rowan, Sam S. (2021) "Does institutional proliferation undermine cooperation? Theory and evidence from climate change." International Studies Quarterly
Rowan, Sam S. (2019) "Pitfalls in comparing Paris pledges." Climatic Change, vol. 155, no. 4, p. 455-467.
"Analyzing international organizations: How the concepts we use affect the answers we get." (with Charles Roger) Invited to revise and resubmit.
"The new terrain of global governance: Mapping membership and fragmentation across international organizations." (with Charles Roger)
"Temperature shocks and climate policy."
"Climate protests and legislators' behaviour" (with Christopher Barrie and Thomas Fleming)
"Rational choice perspectives on international institutions" (with Duncan Snidal), chapter for the Oxford Handbook of International Institutions
American Political Science Association (APSA): 2018
Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG): 2019, 2020 (online)
European Geosciences Union (EGU): 2020
International Political Economy Society (IPES): 2017
International Studies Association (ISA): 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Political Economy of International Organization (PEIO): 2018, 2019, 2020
UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC COP): 2017/COP23
International Climate Politics (Concordia): 2020/2021
Global Environmental Politics (Concordia): 2020/2021
Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (Oxford): 2017/18, 2018/19