L4E POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW - UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
DIRECTOR OF THE ECOZOIC POLICY PROJECT
Matthew Burke is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont, in collaboration with Leadership for the Ecozoic. Matthew’s current research aims to examine and support successful integration of renewable energy development and protection and preservation of ecological and agricultural functions of working landscapes across multiple scales.
Matthew completed a Ph.D. in Renewable Resources — Environment (May 2019) at McGill University under the supervision of Professors Peter G. Brown (McGill University) and Jennie C. Stephens (Northeastern University). Matthew’s doctoral research focused on sociopolitical and ecological dimensions of the renewable energy transition by examining energy democracy in theory and practice, emphasizing groups active in northeastern North America.
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORKS
The Role of Technology in Achieving the Future we Want
Contributors: S. Wallis, M. Burke, A. Damiano, S. Barbieri. In: Sustainable Wellbeing futures: a research and action agenda for ecological economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2020.
Operationalizing Energy Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities in Vermont’s Renewable Energy Transformation
Contributors: Stephens, J. C., Burke, M. J., Gibian, B., Jordi, E., & Watts, R. In: Frontiers of Communication, 3. 2018.
New Frontiers and Conceptual Frameworks for Energy Justice
Contributors: Benjamin Sovacool, Matthew Burke, Lucy Baker, Chaitanya Kumar Kotikalapudi, & Holle Wlokas,In: Energy Policy, 105. 2017.