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Areas of Specialization

Environmental politics / policy

Political economy

Canadian politics

Comparative politics


Dr. Angela Carter is the Canada Research Chair in Equitable Energy Governance and Public Policy and an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. She is also a Senior Associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).


Angela has established an interdisciplinary comparative research program focused on environmental policies and politics surrounding Canadian fossil fuel development and on new international approaches to climate policy. She also serves as a member of the Net-Zero Advisory Council, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Angela is a settler from Newfoundland / Ktaqmkuk, the ancestral homeland of the Beothuk and Mi'kmaq. She completed a PhD and Master of Arts at Cornell University’s Department of Government (political science), where she was a Fulbright Scholar, as well as a Master of Arts from Carleton University’s Institute of Political Economy.

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