Angela Carter (on Leave)

Associate Professor | Balsillie School of International Affairs Fellow
Professor Angela Carter
  • Areas of specialization
  • Environmental policy/politics
  • Political economy
  • Comparative politics
  • Canadian politics


BA (Ottawa), MA (Carleton), MA (Cornell), PhD (Cornell)

My research highlights the ecological and political-economic risks of fossil fuel dependence while advancing new policy measures to wind down fossil fuel extraction and production. Working alongside a community of scholars and policy advocates, I aim to reimagine Canadian and international climate policy.

Visit for more details about my research and grants, publications, teaching, graduate student supervision, and public engagement.

Recent book

Carter, A. 2020. Fossilized: Environmental Policy in Canada’s Petro-Provinces. Vancouver: UBC Press.

*Winner of the 2021 Donald Smiley Prize, awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association to the best book published in English or French in a field relating to the study of government and politics in Canada.

Recently reviewed in the Literary Review of Canada.

Balsillie School of International Affairs web page


Office: Hagey Hall 311
Phone: x43642
Twitter: @AngelaVCarter