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Fedor A. Dokshin

University of Toronto

Based in

North America

Fedor A. Dokshin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, where he is Faculty Affiliate with the Centre for Global Social Policy, Climate Positive Energy, and the Data Sciences Institute. His primary line of research examines the politics on both sides of the energy transition: the public responses to fossil fuel industries and the politics of emerging sustainable technologies and industries. Another line of research centers energy justice, focusing especially on the unequal distribution of environmental risks and benefits associated with the energy transition. His published work appears in many leading journals, including Nature Sustainability, Nature Energy, Nature Human Behaviour, American Sociological Review, Environmental Politics, and Energy Research & Social Science.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Canada

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Renewable energy Behavioral action Social movements

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P. Romero-Lankao, N. Rosner, C. Brandtner, C. Rea, A. Mejia-Montero, F. Pilo, F. Dokshin, V. Castan-Broto, S. Burch, S. Schnur. “A Framework to Center Justice in Energy Transition Innovations (CJI).” Nature Energy, (Forthcoming).
Dokshin, Fedor A., and Brian C. Thiede. “Revised Estimates of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Rooftop Photovoltaic Deployment in the United States.Nature Sustainability, vol. 6, no. 7, June 2023, pp. 752–55.
Dokshin, Fedor A. The Public Speaks: Using Large-Scale Public Comments Data in Public Response Research. Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 91, Sept. 2022, p. 102689.
Dokshin, Fedor A. Variation of Public Discourse about the Impacts of Fracking with Geographic Scale and Proximity to Proposed Development. Nature Energy, vol. 6, no. 10, Sept. 2021, pp. 961–69.
Dokshin, Fedor A. NIMBYs and Partisans: How Material Interests and Partisanship Shape Public Response to Shale Gas Development.Environmental Politics, May 2020, pp. 390-413.
Dokshin, Fedor A., and Amanda Buday. Not in Your Backyard! Organizational Structure, Partisanship, and the Mobilization of Nonbeneficiary Constituents against ‘Fracking’ in Illinois, 2013–2014. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, vol. 4, Jan. 2018.
Dokshin, Fedor A. Whose Backyard and What’s at Issue? Spatial and Ideological Dynamics of Local Opposition to Fracking in New York State, 2010 to 2013. American Sociological Review, vol. 81, no. 5, Oct. 2016, pp. 921–48.