Dr. Petra Dolata is Associate Professor of History at the University of Calgary and Scholar in Residence (2019-2023) at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, where she co-convenes the Energy In Society research group. From 2014 to 2019 she was Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy. She holds a PhD in International Relations from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and has taught at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and King’s College London, UK. Her current research interests include European and North American (including Arctic) energy history after 1945 and Canadian foreign, energy and Arctic policies. She is the author of a recent European Parliament Policy Department study on Europe’s Arctic policy (A Balanced Arctic Policy for the EU, July 2020) and has published on Canada’s foreign Arctic policy, past and present. She is particularly interested in the role of energy and energy security in circumpolar politics.