James Rowe

James Rowe
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
Office: DTB A143

PhD (Politics) 2009, University of California, Santa Cruz

Area of expertise

Political ecology, embodied social change, climate finance and politics, social movement politics.

James is accepting graduate students.

James' interdisciplinary research program is motivated by a desire to understand and strengthen social movements working towards social and ecological justice. His work cuts across three main areas – political theory, social movement strategy, and political economy – in order to develop an integrated and critical understanding of the challenges social movements face. James recently authored the book Radical Mindfulness. His work has also appeared in the journals: The Arrow, BioScience; C-Theory; New Political Science; Socialist Studies; Studies in Political Economy; and Theory & Event. He has also written for public-facing outlets: Corporate Knights, openDemocracy, Truthout, The Tyee, Vancouver Sun, The National Observer, and Waging Nonviolence. James has received both the Andy Farquharson Award for Teaching Excellence and the Social Science Teaching Excellence Award.

For more information, please see http://www.jameskrowe.com/


  • ES 200: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ES 301: Political Ecology
  • ES 407: Mindfulness, Sustainability, and Social Change

Faces of UVic Research video

Learn more about Dr. James Rowe's research here.

Watch a trailer of James' upcoming book, Radical Mindfulness: Why Transforming Fear of Death is Politically Vital: