Maxwell Boykoff is the director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also is an associate professor in the environmental studies programme. Max earned his Ph.D. in environmental studies at the University of California Santa Cruz and his undergraduate Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology at the Ohio State University. Max has ongoing interests in cultural politics and environmental governance, science and environmental communications, science-policy interactions, political economy and the environment and climate adaptation. He has consequently has produced many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books in these subjects.