Cynthia Selin

Cynthia Selin

Associate Director, Anticipation, CNS-ASU

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Research Program:

Cynthia Selin explores future-orientation from an interdisciplinary perspective, asking questions about how the future is mobilized for social change and how foresight is applied in the governance of emerging technologies.

She leads the research program on Anticipation and Deliberation for the NSF funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society where she investigates the social implications of new technologies. Building on decades of experience with nanotechnology, her latest research focuses on socio-technical systems with inquiries related to sustainability, climate and the energy sector. Dr. Selin teaches a course on foresight methodologies.