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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Political Studies, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa

Christian Holz is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies. His field of research is international and Canadian climate change politics. His postdoctoral research project addresses the role of equity and fairness as enablers of ambitious domestic and international action on addressing climate change. He also researches the role of civil society in international climate change politics. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Christian served as the Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada, a network of nearly 100 organizations committed to working together to advance action on climate change at all levels of government in Canada. He has also been involved with Climate Action Network International’s advocacy work at the UN climate change negotiations for nearly a decade (and continues to do so). He earned his PhD in sociology from the University of Glasgow for a thesis that combined an ethnography of climate change advocates at UN negotiations with further developing the social theory of the public sphere.


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    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa