"He not busy being born is busy dying"
- Bob Dylan

My name is Ryan Katz-Rosene, and I am busy being born (one hopes...). These days I am particularly busy being an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa's School of Political Studies (with affiliation to the Institute of Environment, and Cross-Appointment to the Department of Geography, Geomatics & Environmental Studies), where I research and teach a range of topics relating to Climate Change Politics, Environmental Political Economy, and Canada's efforts to mitigate climate change. At the university I help coordinate the International Political Economy Network (IPEN), and serve as a co-host of The Ecopolitics Podcast. Off campus I serve on the Executive Editorial Board of the journal Studies in Political Economy; as a founding editor of the Flying Less in Academia Resource Guide; and (formerly) as President of the Environmental Studies Association of CanadaI also currently serve as the Co-President of Chelsea Forest School, and in all the remaining time I help out on my family's farm.

Much of my research focuses on climate policy debates - in particular their underlying political economic, ecological, and semantic dimensions and consequences. I am an ecological political economist, in short. Whether it's oil pipelines, high-speed trains, nuclear power, livestock rearing, recycling, Sustainable Aviation Fuels, renewables, economic growth, plant-based proteins, hydrogen aircraft, or any new proposed low-carbon technologies - I am fascinated by the environmental arguments and counter-arguments made about them and their social, political economic and ecological consequences. I have previously examined ecological political economy case studies involving Alberta's bituminous sands, high-speed rail development; nuclear energylivestock production"sustainable protein", global aviation governance, and I am currently writing a book on the ecological political economy of "GDP growth".

Please see my research page for a detailed list of publications and research interests, and my media and teaching pages for specific areas of expertise and mentorship.

Here are some books I've co-authored and co-edited (click on the image to see these on Amazon):