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SSHRC Insight grant awarded 2017: Despite scientific consensus about the environmental costs of petrocarbon use and increasing political desire for energy transition, our societies remain fully dependent on fossil fuels. This research explores the ability---or inability---of contemporary culture...
SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant awarded 2015: The dominant form of energy of any given era shapes the characteristics and capacities of societies in an essential way; energy is a key aspect of the fabric of our social experience, and not just a neutral input that helps run the engines of our...
SSHRC IG awarded 2013: The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil -- an accessible, easy to store, easy to transport, and rich source of energy that has created the material conditions for manufacturing economies, global trade, large-scale human population growth,...