Ryan Rafaty is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at University of Cambridge. His dissertation is a comparative assessment of the effectiveness of climate change mitigation policies in the advanced industrialized democracies over the past three decades, with particular focus on the history and politics of low-carbon energy transitions in Denmark and Germany. Ryan's work bridges the fields of comparative politics, comparative political economy, and political theory.
Ryan also has experience and interest in journalism, having worked for The Nation magazine in Washington D.C., where he reported on legislation and gridlock in Congress. He has also been Managing Editor at King's Review, and book review editor for the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. In a research capacity, he previously worked for the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Department of Law at the London School of Economics.