About Kelly's Work

Kelly Sims Gallagher is Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School. She is a faculty associate of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy’s (CIERP), and director of its Energy, Climate, and Innovation (ECI) research program. She is also Senior Research Associate and a member of the Board of Directors of Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group. Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China. She is particularly interested in the role of policy in spurring the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically and internationally. A Truman Scholar, she has a MALD and PhD in international affairs from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and an AB from Occidental College. She speaks Spanish and basic Mandarin Chinese. She is the author of China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development (The MIT Press 2006), editor of Acting in Time on Energy Policy (Brookings Institution Press 2009), and numerous academic articles and policy reports.