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Roger Emmelhainz


Roger Emmelhainz

Department of Political Science
University of Colorado Boulder


Roger is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, studying under Steve Vanderheiden.  He works in the fields of political theory and public policy, with a focus on environmental issues.

Before beginning graduate school at CU, he earned an interdisciplinary M.A. in the social sciences at the University of Chicago.  He also spent a number of years as an operations manager in the energy industry, working with communities and local governments to coordinate development projects.

Roger's dissertation research explores the role (both normative and empirical) of scientific expertise in democracy, with an emphasis on the need to reconceptualize our idea of democratic legitimacy.