KatieKish

Education

Ph.D. Social and Ecological Sustainability

2018 University of Waterloo

Thesis: Ecological Economic Development Goals: Reincorporating the social sphere in ecological economic theory and practice

M.E.S. Faculty of Environmental Studies

2013 York University

Thesis: A Systems Approach to Health, Well-Being, and the Environment: Air Pollution and Shanghai's Elderly

B.E.S. Faculty of Environmental Studies

2011 York University

Environmental Politics Stream & Minor in English

Certificates

Certificate in University Teaching

2018 University of Waterloo

Certificate in Teaching Fundamentals

2017 University of Waterloo

Certificate of Chinese Language

2013 York University

Academic Employment

Principle Investigator

2020 - Present Evaluative Measures for Local Manufacturing

In collaboration with the Ecozoic Policy Project and International Craft Consortium.

Sessional Lecturer

2019 - Present Haida Gwaii Institute, University of British Columbia

Teaching Ecological Economics for the Social-Ecological Change program.

Postdoctoral Fellow

2018 - Present Economics for the Anthropocene, McGill University

Research labour and local manufacturing. Also developing a research agenda for ecological economics and co-edited the book Liberty in the Anthropocene.

Course and Diploma Developer

2019 -2020 Haida Gwaii Institute, University of British Columbia

Sessional Lecturer

2017 - 2018 School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development, University of Waterloo

Teaching and Learning Associate

2015 - 2016 Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

Publications

Books

2021 – Ecological Economic Development: Reconfiguring the Sustainable Development Goals within Limits to Growth. Routledge. Forthcoming.

2019 – Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet. Routledge.

Special Magazine Issue

2017 – Alternatives Journal: Ecological Economics

Peer Review Journal Articles

2020 – Kish, K., Davy, B.J., Murphy, S., McCarthy, D., Quilley, S. Restoration Ecology for the Anthropocene: Restoration Ethics for Restoring Adaptive Functioning in an Age of Limits. Ecology and Society. Accepted with revisions.

2020 – Kish, K. Profiling Canadian Makers as Environmental Actors: Case Studies in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Kitchener, Ontario. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Submitted.

2020 – Kish, K., Farley, J. An Agenda for the Next 30 Years. Ecological Economics. Special issue editorial.

2020 – Kish, K., Farley, J. A Research Agenda for the Future of Ecological Economics by Emerging Scholars. Sustainability. Special issue editorial. 10:1-19.

2020 – Kish, K., Hensher, M., Farley, J., Quilley, S., Zywert, K. Open knowledge commons versus privatized gain in a fractured information ecology: lessons from COVID-19 for the future of sustainability. Global Sustainability. 3:E26.

2019 – Kish, K. The Revolution Will Be Handmade. Solutions. 10:91-96.

2018 – Kish, K. School of Thought: Trends in Environmental Education. Alternatives Journal. 43(4):66-70.

2017 – Kish, K., Quilley, S. Wicked Dilemmas of Scale and Complexity in the Politics of Degrowth. Ecological Economics. 142:306-317.

2017 – Kish, K., Quilley, S. D.I.Y.: How to Put Meaning Back Into Your Work. Alternatives Journal. 43:46-50.

2016 – Kish, K., Hawreliak, J., Quilley, S. Finding an Alternative Route: Towards an EcoCyclical and Distributed Production.Journal of Peer Production. 9:1-17.

2015 – Kish, K., Bunch, M., Xu, J. Soft Systems Methodology in Action: Environment, Health, and Shanghai’s Elderly. Systems Practice and Action Research. 29:61-77.

Book Chapters

2020 – “Work, Labour, and Regenerative Production” Sustainable Wellbeing Futures. Costanza, R., Erickson, J. D., Farley, J., Kubiszewski, I. Edward Elgar. 27-44.

2020 – “Ecological Economic Goals from Emerging Scholars” Sustainable Wellbeing Futures. Costanza, R., Erickson, J. D., Farley, J., Kubiszewski, I. Edward Elgar. 409-426.

2020 – “What About My Pineapples?: The Wicked Implications of Nonlinearity, Embedded Systems, and Transformative Social Goals” Health in the Anthropocene: Living Will on a Finite Planet. Zywert, K., Quilley, S. University of Toronto Press. 140-154.

2019 – “Reclaiming Freedom Through Prefigurative Politics” Liberty and the Ecological Crisis. Kish, K., Orr, C., Jennings, B. Routledge. 49-64.

2019 – “Introduction: The Ecological Crisis and the Future of Liberty” Liberty and the Ecological Crisis. Orr, C., Kish, K., Jennings, B. Routledge.

2019 – “The Ecological Limits of the Sustainable Development Goals” Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges. Dalby, S., Horton, S., Mahon, R., Thomaz, D. Routledge. 170-189.

In Progress

2020 – Kish, K., Burke, M., Mallery, D. Soft Systems Methdologies as a tool for Collective Understanding and Policy Research. Conducting two workshops and collectively writing.

2020 – Kish, K., Hensher, M., Farley, J., Quilley, S., Zywert, K. Socio-Ecological Systems Transformation Lessons from COVID-19. Sustainability. Abstract accepted.

2020 – Kish, K., Jones, J. Exploring the use of land-based skills and crafts in facilitating social innovation and transition management. Writing.

2020 – Kish, K. Sociology and Ecological Economics. Writing. 2020 – Kish, K., Sanniti, S. The Impact of COVID-19 on Mothers in Kitchener-Waterloo. Writing.

University Teaching

HGSE:281 Ecological Economics. Faculty of Forestry, Haida Gwaii Institute (2020, 2021)

ENVR:630 From the Big Bang to the Anthropocene. Economics for the Anthropocene (2018, 2019)

Sessional Instructor

INDEV: 212 Introduction to Systems Thinking (2017)

Co-Teaching

ERS: 410 Ecosocial Systems. University of Waterloo (2018)

INDEV: 212 Introduction to Systems Thinking (2016)

ERS: 311 Introduction to Systems Thinking. University of Waterloo (2014)

Service and Community

Departmental Committees

2017 – 2018 – Student Chair. Departmental PhD Seminar Series. Waterloo Faculty of Environment.

2016 – 2018 - PhD Student Representative. Teaching Excellence Committee. School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, University of Waterloo.

2016 – 2017 - PhD Student Representative. Departmental Graduate Committee. School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, University of Waterloo.

2015 – 2016 - Coordinator. Graduate Student Endowment Fund. University of Waterloo.

2014 – 2018 - Mentor. Incoming Student Support Group. University of Waterloo.

2014 – 2016 - PhD Student Representative. Faculty Council. Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

Conference Organizing

2020 – Communications Coordinator. Student Symposium. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2019 – Communications Coordinator. Biennial Conference. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics

2018 – Mentor. The Next 50 Years Student Symposium. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2018 – Organizer. Liberty in the Anthropocene Symposium. Economics for the Anthropocene, McGill University.

2018 – Co-Organizer. Peter Victor Retirement Symposium. Economics for the Anthropocene, York University.

2018 – Chair. Student Symposium. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2017 – Communications Coordinator. Biennial Conference. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2016 – Reviewer. Scientific Committee. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2016 – Organizer. (re)Maker Conference. University of Waterloo.

2015 – Web and Technical Coordinator. Annual Conference. International Society for Ecological Economics.

2015 – Web and Technical Coordinator. Biennial Joint Conference. Canadian and United States Societies for Ecological Economics.

2014 – 2015 - Chair and Coordinator. Faculty Festival Committee. Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

Editoral

2018 – 2020 - Co-Guest Editor. The Next 30 Years of Ecological Economics. Journal of Ecological Economics.

2018 – 2020 - Co-Guest Editor. The Next 30 Years of Ecological Economics. Sustainability.

2016 – 2018 - Publishing Associate. Alternatives Journal.

Academic Association Leadership

2019 – present - Communications Officer. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2015 – 2019 - Vice-President Communications. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

2017 – 2018 - Membership Coordinator. Environmental Studies Association of Canada.

2013 – 2014 - Co-Founder and Co-Organizer. Systems Thinking Ontario.

Membership In Good Standing

Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)

Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC)

International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)

International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

International Society for Systems Science (ISSS)

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Volunteer Work

2019 - present - Canine Compassion Visitations. Various Nursing Homes.

2017 – present - Volunteer Science Teacher. Wellington Hall Academy.

2014 – present - Computer Lessons for the Elderly. New Futures.

2018 – 2019 - Board of Directors. CPE Du Campus, McGill University.

2015 – 2017 - Hospice Visitor. David Hoeniger.