RESEARCH

Rembrandt's Philosopher in Meditation (1632).
Research Interests
1. Political Economy: International; Canadian; Environmental; Theory and Method
2. Environment: Climate Change; Communication; 'Transition'; Infrastructure; Agro-Ecology
3. Climate Policy Debates: Nuclear; Fossil Fuels; Renewables; Agriculture; Transportation; Natural Resource Policy

[ResearchGate Profile]

PUBLICATIONS 

Books
  • Co-edited with Sarah Martin, Green Meat? The Politics of Eco-Carnivorism. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press [Forthcoming 2019].

Reviewed Articles
  • To Build or Not to Build? Competing Narratives of High-Speed Rail Development in Canada,” Mobilities 12: 5, p. 758-777 (2017).
  • [Book Review] "Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates & New Ideas [Third Edition], edited by Duane Bratt and Christopher J. Kukucha, Don Mills, Oxford University Press, 2015," Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (Spring, 2016).
  • “All Aboard the Neoliberal Bullet Train: The Environmental Political Economy of High-Speed Rail in Canada,” Studies in Political Economy, No. 92, Autumn, 2013, pp. 3-27.
  • "Capitalism, the Climate Crisis, and Canada's 'Relations of Mobility': Theoretical Interventions in Ecological Political Economy," Alternate Routes, Vol. 25 (2013), pp. 33-53.
  • Co-authored with Aaron Henry, “Withering Assets: Neoliberalism and Canada’s Diminishing Environmental Capacity,” Relay. No. 30, Summer, 2010. pp. 15-20. 

Book Chapters

Op-Eds and Magazine Articles
  • Co-authored with Sarah Martin. Meat. The International Political Economy of Everyday Life, 2017. 
  • “Everyone Else’s Oil,” The Parkland Post. Volume 16, No. 1. Winter, 2010, pp. 1, 4.
  • “Mission Not Yet Accomplished: Weekend of Action as Youth Look for Climate Justice in Canada,” The Leveller. Vol. 2, No. 1. November, 2009, pp. 8-9.

Theses

Published Research Consultation

    Unpublished Research Contracts

    • Reclamation and Alberta’s Bituminous Sands: Environmental Considerations. Ottawa: The Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, 2010.

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALKS

    • Ruminants, Biogenic Methane, and Climate Change: The Politics and Unsolved Mysteries of Enteric Fermentation,” Environmental Studies Association of Canada’s Annual Conference. Regina: University of Regina, May 29th, 2018.
    • “Problematizing Academia’s Conference Carbon Footprint,” Environmental Studies Association of Canada’s Annual Conference. Regina: University of Regina, May 28th, 2018.
    • "Energizing 9.7 Billion: The Socio-Spatial Implications of Eco-Modernist and De-Growthist Energy Futures," Boston: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 7th, 2017.
    • "Meatigating Climate Change? The Evidence for Carbon Farming with Livestock," ASFS/AFHVS/CAFS Conference ‘Scarborough Fare’. Scarborough: University of Toronto, June 24th, 2016.
    • “Atomic Dispute: Nuclear Energy, Climate Change and the Growth-Environment Debate,” Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. Calgary: University of Calgary: June 1st, 2016.
    • “Clean Energy Policy in Canada: The Dawn of a New Era?” Presented at the Canada Week Clean Energy Panel. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, March 16th, 2016.
    • “Weighing the Risks, Potential Benefits and Costs of Nuclear Power in Canada in the Context of a Rapidly Changing Climate,” International Political Economy Network Seminar Series, Ottawa: Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, November 3rd, 2015.
    • "Integrating Sustainability into Government Decision-Making," Financial Management Institute of Canada Professional Development Week. Ottawa: Ottawa Convention Centre, November 25th, 2014. 
    • "Is High-Speed Rail Sustainable?" SSHRC Storyteller's Showcase. St. Catharines: Brock University, May 26th, 2014.
    • "High-Speed Rail: Green Infrastructure or Ecological Fix?" Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Tampa, Florida: April 8th, 2014.
    • "Questioning High-Speed Rail's Place in Canada's Green Economy," Canadian Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Biennial Conference. Toronto: York University, November 1st, 2013.
    • "The End of Ecology: Harper Conservatism and the Neoliberalization of Environmental Policy," Annual Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Victoria: University of Victoria, June 4th, 2013.
    • "The Political Economic Context for High-Speed Rail Development in Canada," Three Minute Thesis Competition. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 27th, 2013.
    • "Alberta'Great Battle of Ideas: Constructing Environmental Common Sense in the Bituminous Sands," School of Environment Seminar Series. Kingston: Queen's UniversityMarch 7th, 2013.
    • "Writing a thesis in political economy,Panel organized for PECO 5001: Methodologies of Political Economy. Carleton University: February 26th, 2013.
    • "Materiality Informs Subjectivity Informs Materiality: An Environmental History of Alberta's Bituminous Sands," Canadian Association of Geographers' Annual Conference. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University, May 29th, 2012.
    • "Moving Environmental Studies Forward in Canada," Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Montreal: March 29th, 2012.
    • “The Concept of Environmental Transformism: A Case Study of Crisis Displacement in Alberta's Energy Sector,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. New York City: February 25th, 2012.
    • “Canada’s Missing High-speed Trains: Puzzles in Environmental Political Economy,” 2011 Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, May 29th, 2011.
    • “Society-Nature Relations and Passenger Transportation in Canada: Forays into Environmental Political Economy,” Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Founders Seminar. Ottawa: Carleton University, April 1st, 2011.
    • “What’s In a Name? Historicizing Alberta’s Bituminous Sands,” Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 3-4, 2011.
    • “The Role of a Windsor-Québec City High-Speed Rail Corridor in the Transition to Canada’s Green Economy,” Canadian Association of Geographers Ontario Division Annual Meeting. Toronto: Ryerson University, October 15th – 16th, 2010.
    • With Sarah Martin. “Towards an Environmental Political Economy for the 21st Century,” Sustainability in a Changing World: Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. Concordia University, May 31st – June 1st, 2010.
    • With Aaron Henry. “Selling off the cards: Neoliberalism and the End of Public Planning in Canada,” Historical Materialism. York University. May 13th-16th, 2010.
    • “A Case Study in Environmental Political Economy: Capitalism and the Alberta Tar Sands,” Department of Sociology & Anthropology Graduate Student Conference: Works-In-Progress. Carleton University. Fall, 2009.
    • “The Tar Sands and Cancer: Voices to be Heard,” 14th Annual International Wanapitei History and Politics Colloquium. Wanapitei. Fall, 2009.
    • “The Political Economy of Environmental Transformism,” Continuity and Change: New Possibilities – 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the Institute of Political Economy. Ottawa: Carleton University. March 6th, 2009.

    ADDITIONAL ROLES AT CONFERENCES & SCHOLARLY EVENTS

    • Lead Organizer, “Twelve Years Left to Save the World!? Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance,” Special Panel on the IPCC Special Report 15, Ottawa: Center or International Studies, University of Ottawa, February 28th, 2019
    • Seminar Co-Organizer, “Globalization, Trade and Development: Elements of a Sustainable Approach” IPEN Speaker Series, featuring Jonathan T. Fried. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, January 28th, 2019.
    • Seminar Organizer, “Beyond Carbon Dividends: The Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Pricing,” IPEN Speaker Series, featuring Leigh Raymond. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, November 15th, 2018.
    • Lead Conference Organizer, Conference Chair and Additional Roles, The Future of Protein: Challenges and Opportunities in Nourishing the World Sustainably, Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, October 25th – 26th, 2018. Additional roles included:
      • Welcoming Address
      • Moderator, Roundtable on Climate Change and Biodiversity
      • Closing Remarks
    • Seminar Co-organizer (with Jacqueline Best), “The State of the Study of the Market,” IPEN Speaker Series, featuring Pascale Massot. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, October 15th, 2018.
    • Lead Conference Organizer and Additional Roles, Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Regina: University of Regina, May 28th – May 31st. Additional roles included:
      • Welcoming Address and Moderating Opening Keynote Speaker
      • Co-organizer, Roundtable on Climate Change and Academia co-hosted with Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
      • Chair, Annual General Meeting
      • Moderator, session on Green Energy and Transition
      • Introducer, Keynote Address with Winona LaDuke
    • Roundtable Organizer and Moderator, "The return of illiberalism and the future of IPE research," IPEN Event featuring Craig N. Murphy, Juliet Johnson, Randall Germain and Jacqueline Best, University of Ottawa, March 1st, 2018.
    • Workshop Presenter and Facilitator, "Atelier sur le marché académique." University of Ottawa, February 15th, 2018.
    • Lead Organizer and Moderator, "Fracking and finance: can investor-activism reshape energy governance?" IPEN Speaker Series, featuring Kate Neville. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, January 18th, 2017.
    • Seminar Co-organizer (with Jacqueline Best), “Questioning the Policing of Financial Conduct: Suspicion and Denunciation in Canada” IPEN Speaker Series, featuring Anthony Amicelle. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, November 29th, 2017.
    • Seminar Co-organizer (with Christopher Huggins), “Who Cast the Spell? Class Struggle and Resource Curse in South America” IPEN Lunchtime Seminar, featuring Thomas Chiasson-Lebel. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, November 22nd, 2017.
    • Speaker Event Co-Organizer and Moderator (with Smart Prosperity and Centre for International Policy Studies), "Nuclear Energy Power Ousted By... Renewables?" Presentation featuring Mycle Schneider, Ralph Torrie and Catherine Abreu. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, November 1st, 2018.
    • Session Co-Organizer (with Noel Healy and Mia Renauld), "Critical Geographies of Energy (CGE)", Boston: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 7th, 2017:
      • Moderator, "CGE 1: Space, Scale and Discourse in Post-Hydrocarbon Politics"
      • Co-Organizer: "CGE 2: Security and Power in Energy Infrastructure"
      • Discussant, "CGE 3: Energy Justice & Resistance"
    • Roundtable Co-Organizer (with Sarah Martin), “Green Meat: Is there an agro-ecological alternative to industrial meat?” ASFS/AFHVS/CAFS Conference ‘Scarborough Fare’. Scarborough: University of Toronto, June 24th, 2016.
    • Roundtable Co-Organizer (with Sarah Martin), “The Politics of Eco-Carnivorism: Can Meat-Eating be Sustainable?” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Calgary: University of Calgary, June 2nd, 2016.
    • Lead Conference Organizer and Additional Roles, Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Calgary: University of Calgary, May 31st- June 2nd. Additional roles included:
      • Moderator, “Keynote Address with Chris Turner”
      • Reader in a Performed Lecture, “Live From Alberta! A Scary Home Companion,” by Geo Takach.
    • Conference Organizer, Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, June 2nd-4th, 2015.
    • Session Organizer and Chair"Critical Geographies of Climate Fixes and Green Infrastructure: Neoliberalization, Global Warming, and Ecological Modernization," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Tampa, Florida: April 8th, 2014.
    • Association Representative (for ESAC), Imagining Canada's Future: Annual Conference of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ottawa: March 23rd, 2013.
    • Conference OrganizerEnvironmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. University of Waterloo, May 30-June 1, 2012:
      • Moderator, "Oil and Gas Development: Policy, Politics, and Social Embodiment";
      • Coordinator, "Keynote Address with Bill McKibben";
      • Moderator, "Alternative Energy Systems".
    • Moderator, "Engaging (In)Visibility", Contesting Power, Envisioning Alternatives, Creating Futures: The (Missed) Connection between Research and Social Change. Institute of Political Economy 13th Annual Graduate Student Conference. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 16th, 2012.
    • Moderator, “Part 1: Oil”, Political Economy on Oil and Water, Institute of Political Economy Celebrating our Graduates Symposium. Ottawa: Carleton University, November 7th, 2011.
    • Panel Discussant, "Sustainable Development & Fossil Capitalism," at the 2011 Conference of Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, May 29th, 2011.
    • Conference Organizer & Panel Chair, People, Places and Sustainability: Exploring Ideas Across Communities. 2011 Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, May 29-30, 2011.
    • Conference OrganizerVarieties of Socialism, Varieties of Approaches: 3rd Annual Conference in Critical Social Research. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 5th, 2011.
    • Conference OrganizerState of Crisis/ Crisis State: Domination and Resistance in the Wake of Neoliberalism(s). Great Lakes Graduate Conference in Political Economy. Ottawa: Carleton University, May 7-8, 2010.
    • Conference Organizer and Panel ChairCapitalism & Confrontation: Grassroots Responses to Empire, Ecology and Political Economy. 2nd Annual Conference in Critical Social Research. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 19th, 2010.
    • Panel Discussant, “Critical Responses: Global Conversations about Crisis,” Political Economy and the Crises of Capitalism: Looking Back, Moving Forward. 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the Institute of Political Economy. Ottawa: Carleton University, March 12, 2010.