Kate  J. Neville

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SS 3103

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  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics


  • B.Sc., Queen's University
  • MESc, Yale University
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Kate J. Neville

Assistant Professor


Research interests: global environmental politics, with a focus on the dynamics of state-society-corporate relations, resource governance, and contested water and energy developments. Current work explores hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), pipelines, and land use debates in northern Canada.

Recent publications include articles on anti-fracking mobilization in Environmental Politics (co-authored with Erika Weinthal) and on the politics of biofuels in Global Environmental Politics (2015). A 2010 article from the Journal of Peasant Studies (co-authored with Peter Dauvergne) was republished in the 2015 open access special collection “JPS 40: Greening Agrarian Studies.”

Prior to joining the department, she was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. At the University of Toronto she is cross-appointed with the School of the Environment.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics