Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment
Assistant Professor cross-appointed between the Department of Cultural Studies and the School of the Environment
Research interests: The politics of infrastructure, critical making and research-creation processes, and feminist STS. She has published on topics ranging from geoengineering, knitting software, Moore’s Law, urban agriculture, and glitch aesthetics.
Professor Pasek is studying climate communications and how, specifically, carbon is represented in different contexts and conversations about the planet and its energy futures. Prof. Pasek’s research also utilizes a self-reflexive lens, exploring what climate change means for academics and how decarbonizing society will impact future scholarship and research methodologies.
“Climate change isn't just a scientific issue. It's also deeply tied to cultural norms and the media by which we learn and communicate about this problem and each other. This means that we need to think creatively and socially about what's holding us back and what could move us forward.”
Building on Trent’s expertise as one of Canada’s top postsecondary environmental institutions, Prof. Pasek is creating a low carbon research lab at Trent to explore low carbon research and dissemination methods and engage students who are interested in the intersection of climate change and media production.