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Ryan Katz-Rosene

University of Ottawa
Email: rkatzros [at] uottawa [period/dot] ca

Ryan Katz-Rosene is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies (with affiliation to the Institute of Environment), where he researches and teaches a range of topics relating to global ecological political economy and climate policy. At the university he helps coordinate the International Political Economy Network (IPEN), and serves as a co-host of The Ecopolitics Podcast. Off campus he serves as President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, on the Executive Editorial Board of the journal Studies in Political Economy; and as a founding editor of the Flying Less in Academia Resource Guide. Ryan also helps out on his family’s organic farm.

Ryan Katz-Rosene’s website.


Katz-Rosene, R. and Szwarc, J. “Preparing for Collapse: The Concerning Rise of ‘Eco-Survivalism’,” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. [Accepted for publication, January 2021]

Katz-Rosene, R. 2021Don’t Think of Fukushima!’: The Ethics of Risk Reframing in ‘Nuclear for Climate’ Communications,” Ethics, Policy and Environment. [Published Online January 2021]:

Katz-Rosene, R. and Martin, S., [Eds.]. 2020. “Green Meat? Sustaining Eaters, Animals, and the Planet“, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press; 2020.

Katz-Rosene, R. 2020. “[Perspective] ‘Ditch Red Meat and Dairy, and Don’t Bother with Local Food’: The Problem with Universal Dietary Advice Aiming to Save the Planet (and Your Health),” Canadian Food Studies/ La Revue Canadienne des Études sur l’Alimentation. Vol. 7, No.2, (2020): pp. 5-19.

Katz-Rosene, R. 2020. “A Not-So-Green Choice? The High Carbon Footprint of Long-Distance Passenger Rail Travel in Canada,” Canadian Geographer, (Digital Preprint August 2020).

Katz-Rosene, R.; Bisson, C.; Paterson, M2020. “Teaching Students to Think Ecologically about the Global Political Economy,” Review of International Political Economy, (Published Online April 13, 2020).

Katz-Rosene, R. 2020. “Transforming Alberta: An Investment-Based Strategy for Combatting Western Alienation and Climate Change in Canada,” Studies in Political Economy. Vol. 101; No.1, 2020.

Katz-Rosene, R. and Paterson, M2018. “Thinking Ecologically about the Global Political Economy.” Oxford: Routledge. Part of the RIPE Series in Global Political Economy.

Katz-Rosene, R. 2018. “The Treatment of Global Environmental Change in the Study of International Political Economy: An Analysis of the Field’s Most Influential Survey Texts,” International Studies Review. Vol. 20.

Katz-Rosene, R. 2017. “From Narrative of Promise to Rhetoric of Sustainability: A Genealogy of ‘Oil Sands’,” Environmental Communication, Vol.11, No.3, p. 401-414.

Katz-Rosene, R. 2017. “To Build or Not to Build? Competing Narratives of High-Speed Rail Development in Canada,” Mobilities 12: 5, p. 758-777.

Media Coverage

Ryan Katz-Rosene featured in a video segment about a proposed hyperloop project in Alberta, by Jonathan Muma, “Hyperloop proposal back on track as Alberta government reaches agreement” (story written by Tom Ross) 660 News. (2020, August 25).

Ryan Katz-Rosene is interviewed by Shawn Apel about Earth Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Earth Day during the pandemic”. CBC Radio Noon Quebec. (2020, April 22).

Interviewers: Ajit Niranjan and Kira Schacht. (2021, January 22). “CORSIA: World’s biggest plan to make flying green ‘too broken to fix”, DW.

Interviewer: Michel Comte. (2021, January 18). “Biden’s rejection of pipeline throws ‘wrench’ in Canada, US ties,” AFP.

Interviewer: Graham Slaughter. (2021, January 07). “Democratic control of U.S. Senate could be good news for Canada, expert says,” CTV News.

Interviewer: Raina Young. (2020, October 07). “Law Professor John Packer wins first-ever CIPS Blog Award” The Fulcrum.

Interviewer: Jonathan Muma. (2020, August 25). “Hyperloop proposal back on track as Alberta government reaches agreement” (story written by Tom Ross) 660 News.

Interviewer: Alice Chantal Tchandem Kamgang. (2020, April 22). “Journée de la Terre: la distanciation sociale comme politique sur le climat?” Radio Canada International.

Interviewer: Shawn Apel. (2020, April 22). “Earth Day during the pandemic”. CBC Radio Noon Quebec.

Interviewer: Moira Macdonald. (2020, April 8th). “The sudden urgency of online academic conferences,” University Affairs.

Interviewer: David Thurton. (2020, April 1st). “Air pollution eases in 4 Canadian cities as pandemic measures keep people home,” CBC News.

Interviewer: Thilelli Chouikrat. (2020, February 27th). “LaSalle publie un plan de développement sur 30 ans” Radio-Canada.

Interviewer: Emma Jackson. (2020, February 12th). “Divestment movements take hold at universities” The Charlatan.