Cynthia Selin

Cynthia Selin
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes

Cynthia.Selin@asu.edu
480-965-4349
Curriculum vita

Center for Nanotechnology in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603
USA

Cynthia Selin is an interdisciplinary scholar of Science, Technology and Society (STS) with significant research, outreach and training experience at the intersection between sustainability, foresight and the governance of innovation. Dr. Selin’s research investigates novel scenario methods and future-oriented deliberative processes. Dr. Selin has conducted future-oriented research around nanotechnology, climate change, human enhancement, renewable energy systems, medical diagnostics, cities, nuclear energy and synthetic biology. Dr. Selin has published broadly on foresight and innovation with publications in Science, Technology and Human Values, Futures, Cities, Science and Engineering Ethics, and Time & Society. In addition to her theoretical and applied research into the ways and means of the future, Dr. Selin has worked extensively and pragmatically with scenarios and strategy across a diverse array of organizations including large companies, laboratories, cities, museums, non-profits and multi-stakeholder groups. Dr. Selin is also an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford where she is core faculty in the Oxford Scenarios Programme.

PhD, Knowledge and Management, Institute for Politics, Philosophy and Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2006

MA, Science and Technology Studies, Roskilde University/Maastricht University, 2000

BA, American Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1996

Journal Articles

In Press

Davies, S. R., C. Selin, S. Rodegher, C. A. Allende, M. Burnam-Fink, C. DeVittorio, C. Glerup, M. Kimball, C. Monfreda and B. Trinidad. Studying Emerge: Findings from an event ethnography. Futures DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.05.003. (link)

Selin, C. Merging art and design in foresight: Making sense of Emerge. Futures DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.12.006. (link)

Posters

2013

Rodegher, S. and C. Selin. 2013. Scenario planning for sustainability: Enhancing participation through understanding social influence. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2013: Sustainability Psychology, 17 January 2013, New Orleans, LA. (link)

Presentations

2014

Rodegher, S. and C. Selin. 2014. Scenario planning for sustainability: Are diverse voices heard?. Presentation at the 16th Annual International Conference for the Society of Ethics Across the Curriculum, 2 October 2014, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2013

Selin, C. and S. Rodegher. 2013. Persuasion and influence in scenario planning: Overcoming barriers to learning from the future. Presentation at the Society for Psychologists in Management 2013 Conference– Enjoy a Look Ahead – Thriving in the Future, 22 February 2013, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2012

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. D. Wiek, C. Selin, D. Lang and V. Schweizer. 2012. How to evaluate and construct plausibility in future scenarios?. A case study of value-based future scenarios of water in Phoenix, Arizona. Invited Presentation at the International Workshop on Ethics, Plausibility and Innovation, May 10-11, 2012, European Union Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.