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Carrie Karsgaard

Arizona State University

Based in

United States
North America

Carrie Karsgaard is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ASU funded through Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Her current research examines the resistant potential of social media for anti-colonial public pedagogy, particularly in relation to climate and extractive issues. Keep an eye out this year for her forthcoming book, Instagram as Public Pedagogy: Online Activism and the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Country(ies) of Specialty


Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Social movements Social Media

How to Connect



Gladwin, D., Karsgaard, C., & Shultz, L. (2022). Collaborative learning on energy justice: International youth       perspectives on energy literacy and climate justice. The Journal of Environmental Education, 53(5), 251- 260.

Karsgaard, C., & Shultz, L. (2022). Youth movements and climate education for justice. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press.

Karsgaard, C. (2022). Perform and transform the settler colonial city: Digital infrastructure and located expression on Instagram. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographers, 21(6), 623-640.

Karsgaard, C., & Davidson, D. (2021). “Must we wait for youth to speak out before we listen? International youth perspectives and climate change education.” Education Review 52(2), 1-19.

Thew, H., Karsgaard, C., Marquardt, J., Rist, C., & Yona, L. (2021). “Youth participation in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change conferences: Challenges and opportunities.” COP26 Research Fellowship Policy Brief.

MacKay, M., Parlee, B., & Karsgaard, C. (2020). “Youth engagement in climate change action: Case study on indigenous youth at COP24.” Sustainability 12, 1-17.

Shultz, L., & Karsgaard, C. (2020). “Researchers work with high school students from 18 countries to address energy futures.” Energy Humanities.

Shultz, L., & Karsgaard, C. (2020). “Power of a global classroom: Learning about climate change and just energy futures.” SangSaeng 53, 16-18.

Karsgaard, C., & MacDonald, M. (2020). “Picturing the pipeline: Mapping settler colonialism on Instagram.” New Media and Society 22(7), 1206-1226.

Hall, D., & Dowdell, E. (2018). D. Davidson & C. Karsgaard (Eds.), “Youth and climate change: International youth participation in the IPCC cities and climate change conference.” The Centre for Global Education. Edmonton, Canada.