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

Emerging Leader Certification

2020 McGill University

Courses: Leadership; Citizenship & Culture; Power; Conflict Management

Academic Employment

Principle Investigator

2020 - Present Evaluative Measures for Local Manufacturing

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

Adjunct Assistant Professor

2020 - Present University of Waterloo

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., 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.

Briefs

2020 - Burke, M., Sellers, S., Kish, K. Toward Degrowth Production. Policy Brief. Journal of Peer Production. Abstract accepted to special issue.

2020 - Kish, K., Lloyd, T., Brastaviceanum T. Scaling Open Innovation Networks to Address Global Grand Challenges. CSPS Editorial Collection. Invited.

Manuscripts Under Review

2020 - Kish, K. Paying Attention: big data and social advertising as barriers to ecological change. Ecological Economics. Under review

2020 - Kish, K. Resilient post-growth institutions. Ecology and Society. Under review.

2020 - Kish, K., Sanniti, S. A Crisis of Burden: Who bears the brunt of the low-carbon transition? Journal of Ecological Economics. Under Review.

2020 - Kish, K. Makers and a Caring Sustainable Transition. Ecological Economics. Under review.

In Preparation

2020 - Kish, K. and Dartnell, L. Prefiguring Degrowth with Peer-to-Peer Production. Journal of Peer Production. Abstract accepted to special issue.

2020 - Kish, K., Mallery, D. Burke, M., Larson, J., Melgar-Melgar, R., Orr, C. Sanniti, S., Smolyar, N., Yahya Haage, G. Critical systems critique of ecological economics. Ecological Economics. Writing.

2020 - Kish, K. Dimensions of Change in Complex Socio-Ecological Systems. Challenges in Sustainability. Writing.

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

University Teaching

HGSE:381 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

2018 - present - Member. Leadership for the Ecozoic Leadership Committee. McGill University.

2018 - 2020 - Co-Chair. Communications and dissemination committee. Natural Resource Science, McGill University

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

2016 – 2018 - PhD Student Representative. Faculty Council. Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

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

2021 - Scientific Committee and Communications Coordinator. Biennial Conference. Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. Victoria, BC/Online.

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

2020 - present - Reviewer. Sustainability.

2018 - present - Reviewer. Mitacs Accelerate Grant – Citizen production grant.

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 - Guest Editor. Ecological Economics Special Issue. Alternatives Journal.

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.

Membership

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

2020 - present - Alumni Coordinator. Canadian Union of Public Employees. Development of a Graduate Student Union at the University of Waterloo.

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

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

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.