Calvin Spanbauer

STEP PhD Student
School of Public and International Affairs
310 Robertson Hall

Calvin is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is a member of the Behavioral Science and Policy Lab and is advised by Dr. Elke Weber.

In his research, Calvin investigates the sociopolitical dynamics of energy transitions in the U.S., China, and Germany. Ultimately, he aims to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of energy policies across these three countries and improve the management of sociopolitical responses in energy transitions.

Previously, Calvin worked as a power market reform intern at RMI, an energy and environmental policy intern at China Policy, and a transportation system analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Calvin holds a Master’s in China Studies from Peking University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio State University.