Professor, Associate Director Research, Sustainability Council UAlberta
Sheena Wilson is Professor at the University of Alberta; Director of Just Powers (justpowers.ca); Associate Director Research of UAlberta’s Sustainability Council; and co-founder/director of the international Petrocultures Research Group (petrocultures.com). Currently working predominantly in and around Treaty Six, Treaty Eight, and the Métis lands of Northern Alberta where she was born and raised, her research collaborations on energy transition reflect commitments to social just and equitable energy transition as method and praxis, as well as object of study. Dr. Wilson is likewise dedicated to working with a range of communities, thinking through socially just energy transition and the possibilities for our shared future. She is as a member of the City of Edmonton’s Energy Transition and Climate Resilience and Adaptation Committee (ETCRAC), as well as a fellow in the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) in Alberta. Publication highlights include Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Cultures (MQUP, 2017); “Energy Imaginaries: Feminist and Decolonial Futures” (2017); After Oil (2015); Gendering Oil: Tracing Western Petrosexual Relations” (2014). Dr. Wilson’s monograph in process is titled Deep Energy Literacy: Toward Just Futures.