Peter Stoett

Dean of Social Science and Humanities, Ontario Tech University in Oshawa

About Peter Stoett

Dr. Peter J. Stoett (PhD Queen’s, 1994) is Dean of Social Science and Humanities of Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario; prior to 2017 he was the founding Director of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, and Chair of the Department of Political Science, at Concordia University in Montreal. His main areas of expertise include international relations and law, global environmental politics and policy, and human rights issues; recent work has focused principally on biodiversity conservation, environmental crime, marine plastic pollution, and Canadian environmental policy. He has held multiple grants from the Social Science and Research Council of Canada and other sources. He is presently co-chairing a thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES); and he was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the United Nations Environmental Program’s Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO6) on biodiversity. He has worked with the Secretariate on Biological Diversity and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Earth Systems Governance Project of Future Earth. Dr. Stoett has served as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.; an Erasmus Scholar at the International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague; a Leverhulme Scholar in Climate Justice at the University of Reading, UK; and as Provost Fellowship at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Professor Stoett has also taught at the UN-mandated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica; and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies/Scuola di Dottorato, in Tuscany, Italy. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in edited volumes and twelve books, including Spheres of Ecoviolence (Palgrave MacMillan 2021) and Global Ecopolitics (University of Toronto Press 2019).

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