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Nick Graham

University of British Columbia

Based in

North America

Nick Graham is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Department of Sociology. His research focuses on the political economy of decarbonization and energy transition and seeks to understand the social forces and actors enabling and obstructing rapid and effective climate action.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Canada

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Renewable energy Social movements

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Neubauer, Robert and Nicolas Graham. 2021. “Fuelling the Subsidized Public: Mapping the Flow of Extractivist Content on Facebook.” Canadian Journal of Communication 46(4), 905-938.

Carroll, William K., Nicolas Graham and Mark Shakespeare. 2021. “Mapping the Environmental Field: Networks of Foundations, ENGOs and Think Tanks.” The Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie 58(3): 284-305.

Graham, Nicolas. 2020. Fossil Knowledge Networks: Science, Ecology and the “Greening” of CarbonExtractive Development.” Studies in Political Economy 101(2): 93-113.

William K. Carroll, Nicolas Graham, & Mark Shakespeare. 2020. “Foundations, ENGOs, Clean-Growth Networks and the Integral State,” Canadian Journal of Sociology (July 2020).

Nicolas Graham, William K. Carroll, & David Chen. 2020. “Carbon Capital’s Political Reach: A Network Analysis of Federal Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Sector from Harper to Trudeau,” Canadian Political Science Review (June 2020).

Nicolas Graham. 2019. “Canadian Fossil Capitalism, Corporate Strategy and Post-Carbon Futures,” The Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie (May 2019).

William K. Carroll, Nicolas Graham, Michael Lang, Zoë Yunker, & Kevin McCartney. 2018. “The Corporate Elite and the Architecture of Climate Change Denial: A Network Analysis of Carbon Capital’s Reach into Civil Society,” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie (August 2018).

Nicolas Graham. 2017. “State-Capital Nexus and the Making of BC Shale and Liquefied Natural Gas,” BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (May 2017).

Nicolas Graham, Shannon Daub, & William K. Carroll. 2017. “Mapping Political Influence: Political Donations and Lobbying by the Fossil Fuel Industry in BC,” Vancouver: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (March 2017).