Imre Szeman is University Research Chair and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo, where he has worked since 2017. He previously held positions at McMaster University (1999-2009) and the University of Alberta (2009-2016). Szeman is the co-founder of the Petrocultures Research Group and one of the founders of the energy humanities, a new area of research crucial to addressing climate change.
University Research Chair of Environmental Communication
Professor, Department of Communication Arts
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2020
Fellow, Canadian International Council, 2020-2022
Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, 2021-2022
- Imre Szeman and Jennifer Wenzel, eds. Energized: Keywords for a New Politics of Energy. West Virginia UP, in progress (under contract).
- Imre Szeman. On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, and Energy. West Virginia UP, 2019. Energy and Society Series. Chinese translation, forthcoming 2021.
Imre Szeman and Jeff Diamanti, eds. Energy Culture: Art and Theory on Oil and Beyond. Energy and Society Series. West Virginia UP, 2019.
Imre Szeman and Dominic Boyer, eds. Energy Humanities: An Anthology. Johns Hopkins UP, 2017.
Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds., Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment. Fordham UP, 2017.
Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman, eds. Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture. McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017.
Imre Szeman and the Petrocultures Research Group. After Oil. West Virginia UP, 2016.
- Ph.D. in Literature, Duke University, 1998
- M.A. in Theory and Criticism, U of Western Ontario, 1993
- B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy, Queen’s University, 1990