Persuasion Strategies: Canadian Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns and the Development of Activists, 2012–20
January 2, 2023 1:10 AM   Subscribe

Persuasion Strategies: Canadian Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns and the Development of Activists, 2012–20
On December 2nd, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation in political science at the University of Toronto: "Persuasion Strategies: Canadian Campus Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns and the Development of Activists, 2012–20". It discusses the fossil fuel divestment movement at Canadian universities, and how organizing these campaigns influenced the student organizers who led the movement.

I have a more comprehensive bibliography online as well, which must be one of if not the most complete public records of writing in English on fossil fuel divestment at universities.

Both are typeset in LaTeX and use the hyperref package, so that each footnote number is a hyperlink to the full footnote, and each footnote is a hyperlink to the relevant bibliography entry.

Back in 2015, I was the coordinating author of the formal petition calling on U of T to divest.

Climate Justice Toronto is putting out a multi-generational series about the U of T campaign. There is already an intro episode up introducing the hosts and project, and an interview with early campaign organizers including me.
Role: Researcher and author of the PhD dissertation
posted by sindark (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Interesting! I had friends in undergrad over a decade ago pushing for university divestment in the US and it's been interesting to see how that has since played out. I'll try to find time to read this.
posted by Wretch729 at 4:53 PM on January 2


Congrats on successfully defending!
posted by Lawn Beaver at 7:00 AM on January 3


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