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Amy Janzwood

University of British Columbia
Email: amy.janzwood [at] ubc [period/dot] ca

Amy Janzwood is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Bieler School of the Environment at McGill University. She is a political scientist specializing in Canadian and comparative energy, climate, and environmental policy and politics. Her research explores the politics of fossil fuel development, including the role of contentious politics, political economy, and interpretive politics. Her book project examines the causal impact of resistance to mega oil sands pipelines and the complex outcomes of this resistance.

Amy Janzwood’s website.


Renckens, Stefan, Kristen Pue, and Amy Janzwood. 2022. “Transnational Private Rule-Makers as Lobbyists,” Global Environmental Politics 22(3)

Janzwood, Amy and Heather Millar. 2022. “Bridge Fuel Feuds: The Competing Interpretive Politics of Natural Gas in Canada,” Energy Research & Social Science (88)

Amy Janzwood. “The Paris Agreement.” In Energized: Keywords for a New Politics of Energy and Environment, edited by Imre Szeman and Jennifer Wenzel, West Virginia University Press, Energy and Society Series (forthcoming).

Amy Janzwood. 2020. “Explaining Variation in Oil Sands Pipeline Projects.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 53: 540-559.

Kenneth W. Abbott, Steven Bernstein, and Amy Janzwood. 2020. “Orchestration.” In Architectures of Earth System Governance: Institutional Complexity and Structural Transformation, edited by Frank Biermann and Rakhyun Kim, Cambridge University Press.

Amy Janzwood. 2020. “Business Leadership in Carbon Pricing: The Case of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.” Working Paper Series, Environmental Governance Lab.

Media Coverage

Amy Janzwood. 2021. “Wake-up call or final straw? What the Biden Presidency means for Alberta’s oil sands,” Energy Humanities Project, 8 February.

Kyla Tienhaara, Amy Janzwood, and Angela Carter. 2020. “How to Build a Better Canada after COVID-19: Launch a Fossil-free Future,” The Conversation, 30 June.

Amy Janzwood. 2019. “Bill C-69 Can’t Fix What’s Really Plaguing Pipelines.” The Hill Times, 6 June.

Amy Janzwood and Scott Janzwood. 2019. “Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Fight over Canada’s Price on Carbon.” OpenCanada, 14 March.

Amy Janzwood and Caitlin Scott. 2019. “Will Science-Based Targets Save Us? Insights from the Global Food Industry.” Global Policy Next Generation Opinion, 5 February.

Amy Janzwood. 2018. “The New NAFTA—What’s the Deal with Energy?” Behind the Numbers, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 21 November.

Amy Janzwood. 2018. “Rewiring Our ‘Trade Brains’ for the Climate Crisis.” The Monitor, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, July/August.