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Matthew Peters

Power relations in environmental politics, environmental justice, labour, low-carbon economies

Before beginning your studies at the Institute of Political Economy where did you study and what program(s) were you enrolled in?

Mount Saint Vincent University where I graduated with a BBA with a concentration in economics. From there I upgraded to an honours in economics at Saint Mary’s University (both in Halifax, NS), prior to coming to Carleton last fall.

Prior to all that I obtained a diploma in music business so if you want to start a record label I can tell you all the reasons why that is a bad idea.

What is it specifically that attracted you to study Political Economy at Carleton?

A strong critical approach to politics and a unique dedicated program that is not offered anywhere else, and the high success rate of graduates in pursuing work or continuing on to PhD programs.

My areas of research interest include…

Power relations in environmental politics, environmental justice, and transition for labour to low-carbon economies

What other activities have you been involved in lately? 

Canadian Labour Congress, assisting on research for a Just Transition for Coal Workers and Communities in Canada.

Graduate Student Association softball league!

What advice would you give to a prospective Political Economy graduate student?

Come with an open mind, be ready to read, and don’t fret when you inevitably get lost in Carleton’s tunnel system.