George A Gonzalez


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About George Gonzalez

George A. Gonzalez (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1997) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. He has been at the University of Miami since 1999. Prof. Gonzalez's area of research specialization is U.S. environmental politics and policy (e.g., energy, pollution, global warming). His books include: Energy and Empire: The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States (2012, State University of New York Press); Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic (2013, State University of New York Press); American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands (2016, Palgrave MacMillan); as well as Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System (2018, State University of New York Press). Prof. Gonzalez has published research articles in Polity (the journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association). He has also published research articles in the journal of Environmental Politics, and in Capitalism Nature Socialism. In addition, Prof. Gonzalez has published original research in the journals of Studies in American Political Development, and Public Integrity.

Prof. Gonzalez has of late embarked on a research agenda in the field of political theory and popular culture. In this area of study he has published articles in the journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, as well as the books The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future (2015, Palgrave MacMillan); The Absolute and Star Trek (2017, Palgrave MacMillan); and Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism (2018, Palgrave MacMillan). Through the vehicle of the broadcast iterations of the Star Trek franchise, Prof. Gonzalez comments on metaphysics; international relations; justice; pragmatism; ethics; and the American left.


1997Ph.D. Political Science University of Southern California

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Environmental politics, Global warming, U.S. natural resource policies, Environmental interest groups, Political theory and popular culture


The Absolute and Star Trek (New York, Palgrave MacMillan. 2017).

American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands (New York, Palgrave MacMillan. 2016).