Amanda Giang

Professional Appointments


Current - Assistant Professor

University of British Columbia

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2017 - Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Institute for Data, Systems and Society 

Fall 2017 - Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Kennedy School, Harvard University 

Program on Science, Technology and Society 



2017 PhD 

Institute for Data, Systems and Society 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2013 M.S. - Technology and Policy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011 B.A.Sc. with Honours - Engineering Science

University of Toronto


Research Interests

Environmental Modelling; Environmental Health; Global Environmental Governance; Politics of Measurement; Action-Oriented Research Approaches




Giang A, Song S, Muntean M, Janssens-Maenhout G, Harvey A, Berg E,  Selin NE. (accepted) Understanding factors influencing the detection of mercury policies in modelled Laurentian Great Lakes wet deposition. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.

Perlinger JA, Urban NR, Giang A, Selin NE, Hendricks AN, Zhang H, Kumar A, Wu S, Gagnon VS, Gorman HS, Norman ES. (2018) Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 20(1):195-209.

Kwon SY, Selin NE, Giang A, Karplus V, Zhang D. (2018) Present and future mercury concen- trations in Chinese rice: Insights from modeling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 32: 437-467.

Muntean M, Janssens-Maenhout G, Song S, Giang A, Selin NE, Zhong H, Zhao Y, Olivier J, Guizzardi D, Crippa M, Schaaf E, Dentener F. (2018) Evaluating EDGARv4.tox2 speciated mercury ex-post scenarios and their impacts on modelled global and regional wet deposition patterns. Atmospheric Environment. 184:56-68.

Wolfe PJ, Giang A, Ashok A, Selin NE, Barrett SRH. (2016) Costs of IQ Loss from Leaded Aviation Gasoline Emissions. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(17):9026-33.

Stokes LC, Giang A, Selin, NE. (2016) Splitting the South: China and India’s Divergence in International Environmental Negotiations. Global Environmental Politics. 16(4): in press.

Song S, Selin NE, Gratz LE, Ambrose JL, Jaffe DA, Shah V, Jaegl L, Giang A, Yuan B, Kaser L, Apel EC. (2016) Constraints from observations and modeling on atmosphere–surface exchange of mercury in eastern North America. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 4(1):000100.

Giang A, Selin NE. (2016) Benefits of mercury controls for the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(2):286-91.

Giang A, Stokes LC, Streets DG, Corbitt ES, Selin NE. (2015) Impacts of the Minamata Convention on mercury emissions and global deposition from coal-fired power generation in Asia. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(9):5326-35.

Weiss-Penzias P, Amos HM, Selin NE, Gustin MS, Jaffe DA, Obrist D, Sheu GR, Giang A. (2015) Use of a global model to understand speciated atmospheric mercury observations at five high-elevation sites. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15(3):1161-73.

Csiszar SA, Daggupaty SM, Verkoeyen S, Giang A, Diamond ML. (2012) SO-MUM: A coupled atmo- spheric transport and multimedia model used to predict intraurban-scale PCB and PBDE emissions and fate. Environmental Science & Technology. 47(1):436-45.

Robson M, Melymuk L, Csiszar SA, Giang A, Diamond ML, Helm PA. (2010) Continuing sources of PCBs: The significance of building sealants. Environment International. 36(6):506-13.