Imre Szeman

ENERGY | ENVIRONMENT | CULTURE

Imre Szeman

Energy Transition | Public Humanities

Imre Szeman is Director of the Institute for Environment, Conservation, and Sustainability and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He teaches and conducts research in energy humanities, environmental studies, and social and political philosophy. He is the co-founder of the Petrocultures Research Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Imre Szeman
On Petrocultures

On Petrocultures

Globalization, Culture, and Energy

Bringing together Szeman’s most important and influential essays in the field of energy humanities, in dialogue with exciting new pieces written for the book, On Petrocultures investigates ever-evolving circuits of power in the contemporary world, as manifested in struggles over space and belonging, redefinitions of work and individual autonomy, and the deep links between energy use and climate change.

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On Petrocultures

Energy Humanities

Projects in the Energy Humanities in which Imre is involved include:


Petrocultures Research Group

Research on the social and cultural impact of energy use around the world.

After Oil School

Transitioning to a new world of energy.

Energy Humanities

A hub for the Energy Humanities.

Books on Energy, Culture, and Society

Imre’s recent writing explores the impact of fossil fuels on cultural, political, and social development, the challenge of energy transition, and the shape of possible energy futures.

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