Dr. Harvey’s research interests are in the fields of Green politics, the role of discourse in shaping environmental politics; the cultural-political paradox of post-ecologism or ‘sustaining the unsustainable,’ and the history of environmental politics in New Brunswick. Her current focus is the opportunistic strategies of the nuclear industry to promote itself as a technological fix to climate change, and the industry-regulator-political relationships that characterize the nuclear policy network. She is also working on a political history of the anti-nuclear movement in New Brunswick, as well as frameworks of campus sustainability.
Climate Social Science Network (2022-ongoing). Hosted by Brown University’s Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, the CSSN is an international network of scholars in the field of research on “the institutional and cultural dynamics of conflicts over climate change.” Dr. Harvey’s research focuses on the opportunistic strategies of the nuclear industry to promote itself as a technological fix to climate change, and the industry-regulator-political relationships that characterize the nuclear policy network.
Co-investigator, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN). (2019-2023). This is a cross-disciplinary group convened by Dr. Susan O’Donnell, research associate in the Sociology Department, UNB.
Faculty Environmental Research Network (FERN) (2019-ongoing). This is a cross-disciplinary group of St. Thomas University faculty with research and teaching interests in environmental studies in the humanities and social sciences.
McGill Research Group on the Ecology of Collapse (2009-2013). This transdisciplinary research group based at McGill University included scholars from York University, Toronto, and George Mason University, Washington, D.C. The final product is a book, Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An Emerging Paradigm, in which I have a chapter (see publications list). This collaboration was funded by SSHRC.
Collaborator. SSHRC Partnership Grant (2013). This project developed a successful SSHRC proposal for the graduate program, Economics for the Anthropocene, a partnership of McGill University, York University, and the University of Vermont. Lead Organization: McGill University. Project Director: Peter C. Brown.