Joshua McEvoy

Joshua McEvoy

Doctoral Candidate


MA International Relations Theory (London School of Economics); BA, Honours, Law and Political Science, Minor in Economics (Carleton University)

Political Studies

Doctoral Candidate

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B306

Supervisor: E. Macdonald

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Research Interests

Global Political Economy, Environmental Politics, International Relations, Political Ecology, Just Transitions, Infrastructure, Social Movements, Resistance and Transformation, Environmental and Climate Justice

Brief Biography

Joshua McEvoy is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow in International Relations in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Joshua’s research interests are situated at the intersection of political economy and environmental politics with a focus on the discourses and practices of resistance and transformation. His dissertation focuses on ‘just transition’ movements and their relationship to dominant socio-political and economic structures. Specifically, Joshua’s research examines the potential for transformation in community energy, transit, and ‘green’ labour movements. Joshua is also broadly interested in the relationship of material infrastructures to socio-political processes, especially the role of energy in settler colonialism and the building of a decolonized future.

Joshua completed his comprehensive exams in International Relations and Comparative Politics in 2017, receiving a mark of Distinction in both fields. Prior to arriving at Queen’s, Joshua was a Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa, and an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations. Joshua completed his Bachler of Arts (Highest Honours) at Carleton University with a double-major in Law and Political Science, and Minor in Economics, and his Master’s in International Relations Theory at the London School of Economics.

Selected Awards

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2019-21)
  • Timothy C.S. Franks Travel Award (2019)
  • Dean’s Travel Award (2019)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-18, 2018-19)
  • The Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship (2017-18)
  • Queen’s Graduate Award (2016-17)


Teaching Fellowships

  • POLS 463 – International Relations Theory (Fall 2021)
  • POLS 405 – Global Environmental Politics (Winter 2021)

Teaching Assistantships

  • POLS 262 – International Political Economy (Winter 2018)
  • POLS 261 – International Politics (Winter 2017)
  • POLS 243 – Comparative Politics (Fall 2016)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

McEvoy, J. K., & Midzain-Gobin, L. (2021). Embedded Bordering. Borderlands Journal, 20(1), 140–170.

Book Chapters

(Under Review) Energies of resistance? Conceptualizing resistance in and through energy democratization, in M.H. Nadesan, M.J. Pasqualetti, and J. Keahey (eds.), Democratizing energy: Imaginaries, risks, transitions. Elsevier, sole author.