Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations, specializing in global environmental politics. His research covers the politics of social movements, consumption, and corporations, especially the consequences for social inequality and ecosystem degradation in the global South. Recent topics include the politics of climate change, food, biofuels, mining, ocean conservation, and tropical deforestation.
His recent books include Environmentalism of the Rich (MIT, 2016), Protest Inc. (with G. LeBaron, Polity, 2014), Eco-Business (with J. Lister, MIT, 2013), Paths to a Green World, 2nd ed. (with J. Clapp, MIT, 2011), Timber (with J. Lister, Polity, 2011), and The Shadows of Consumption (MIT, 2008, winner of the Gerald L. Young Book Award).
At UBC, Peter has served as associate dean (2006-08), senior adviser to the president (2008-09), and director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues (2009-14). He is also the founding and past editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics.
In 2016 the International Studies Association presented him with its Distinguished Scholar Award for Environmental Studies.
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