Mark C.J. Stoddart

Professor (Ph.D. University of British Columbia)

Research Interests
Environment & society, Social movements & political sociology, Communication & culture, Tourism, sport & recreation
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-8862
Em: mstoddart@mun.ca
Office: A-4070
Personal Profile

Professor Stoddart's research, teaching, and student supervision orients around eco-politics, social movements, and environmental governance in relation to climate change, oil and energy, and tourism development.

Affiliations

The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (Principal Investigator).

Making Sense of Climate Action: Understanding Social Mobilization to Curb Anthropogenic Climate Change through Advances in Social Network Analysis. Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: David B. Tindall, University of British Columbia).

Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in Resource-Rich Communities: Comparative Cases from the Global South and High North. Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Nathan Andrews, University of Northern British Columbia).

Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures (FOCI): Designing Safe, Sustainable and Inclusive Coastal Communities and Industries for Atlantic Canada.

Co-lead of the Canadian team of COMPON: Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.

Sustainable Island Futures (Research Team Member; Principal Investigator: James Randall, UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, University of Prince Edward island).

The Network for Expertise and Dialogue for Impact Assessment (NEDIA) (Advisory Committee Member; Co-Directors: Debra Davidson, University of Alberta & Ian Stewart, Dalhousie University).

Corporate Mapping Project (Collaborator; Co-Directors: Bill Carroll, University of Victoria & Shannon Daub, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives).

Tipping+ Horizon 2020 project on Social-Ecological Tipping Points to support energy transitions (International Advisory Board member). 

Associate Editor, Environmental Sociology.

Board Member, International Sociological Association RC24: Environment and Society.

Climate Social Science Network.

GREEN-SORT: Global Research and Engagement Network for Socially Responsible Transitions.

Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a network of 60+ researchers from across the environmental sciences and social sciences, from across Canada.

Research
Recent Publications

Books

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Alice Mattoni, and John McLevey (2020). Industrial Development and Eco-Tourisms: Can Oil Extraction and Nature Conservation Co-Exist? Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-55944-1

Journal Articles

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Emma Cruddas, and Howard Ramos (2021). "Do Neighbourhood Environmental Perceptions affect Practices?" Canadian Journal of Urban Research 30(1): 67-83. Available open access here.

Yang, Yixi, and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2021). “Climate Change Communication Networks on Weibo: Public Engagement in Authoritarian Environmentalism in China.” Politics and Governance 9(2): 146-158. Available open access here.

Kukkonen, Anna, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (2021). “Actors and Justifications in Media Debates on Arctic Climate Change in Finland and Canada: A Network Approach.” Acta Sociologica 64(1): 103-117. Available open access here.

Howe, Adam C., Mark C.J. Stoddart, and David B. Tindal (2020). “Media Coverage and Perceived Policy Influence of Environmental Actors: Good Strategy or Pyrrhic Victory?” Politics and Governance 8(2): 298-310. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and B. Quinn Burt (2020). “Energy Justice and Offshore Oil: Weighing Environmental Risk and Privilege in the North Atlantic.” Environmental Sociology 6(4): 390-402. Available here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J, Gary Catano, Howard Ramos, Kelly Vodden, Brennan Lowery, and Leanna Butters (2020). “Collaboration Gaps and Regional Tourism Networks in Rural Coastal Communities.” Journal of Sustainable Tourism 28(4): 625-645. Available here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Alice Mattoni, and Elahe Nezhadhossein (2020). “Environmental Movement Interventions in Tourism and Energy Development in the North Atlantic: Connecting the Social Movement Societies and Players and Arenas Perspectives.” Contention 8(2): 74-98.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Patrick McCurdy, Natalie Slawinski, and Cory G. Collins (2020). “Envisioning Social Futures in the North Atlantic Oil Industry: Avoidance, Persistence, and Transformation as responses to Climate Change.” Energy Research & Social Science 69: 101662. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., John McLevey, Vanessa Schweizer, and Catherine Wong (2020). “Climate Change and Energy Futures - Theoretical Frameworks, Epistemological Issues, and Methodological Perspectives.” Society & Natural Resources 33(11): 1331-1338. Available open access here.

Tindall, David B., Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Adam Howe (2020). “Social Networks and Climate Change Policy Preferences: Structural Location and Policy Actor Support for Fossil Fuel Production.” Society & Natural Resources 33(11): 1359-1379. Available here.

Kukkonen, Anna, Tuomas Ylä-Antilla, Pradip Swarnakar, Jeffrey Broadbent, Myanna Lahsen, Mark C.J. Stoddart (2018). "International Organizations, Advocacy Coalitions, and Domestication of Global Norms: Debates on Climate Change in Canada, the US, Brazil, and India." Environmental Science and Policy 81: 54-62.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Gary Catano, and Howard Ramos (2018). “Navigating Tourism Development in Emerging Destinations in Atlantic Canada: Local Benefits, Extra-Local Challenges.” Journal of Rural and Community Development 13(2): 57-75. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Paula Graham (2018). “Offshore Oil, Environmental Movements and the Oil-Tourism Interface: The Old Harry Conflict on Canada’s East Coast.” Sociological Inquiry 88(2): 274-296.

Ylä-Antilla, Tuomas, Antti Gronow, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Jeffrey Broadbent, Volker Schneider, and David B. Tindall (2018). “Climate Change Policy Networks: Why and How to Compare Them Across Countries?” Energy Research and Social Science 45: 258-265. Available open access here.

Potvin, Catherine, Divya Sharma, Irena Creed, Sally Aitken, Francois Anctil, Elena Bennett, Fikret Berkes, Steven Bernstein, Nathalie Bleau, Alain Bourque, Bryson Brown, Sarah Burch, James Byrne, Ashlee Cunsolo, Ann Dale, Deborah de Lange, Bruno Dyck, Martin Entz, Jose Etcheverry, Rosine Faucher, Adam Fenech, Lauchlan Fraser, Irene Henriques, Andreas Heyland, Matthew Hoffmann, George Hoberg, Meg Holden, Gordon Huang, Aerin Jacob, Sébastien Jodoin, Alison Kemper, Marc Lucotte, Roxane Maranger, Liat Margolis, Ian Mauro, Jeffrey McDonnell, James Meadowcroft, Christian Messier, Martin Mkandawire, Catherine Morency, Normand Mousseau, Ken Oakes, Sarah Otto, Pamela Palmater, Taysha Sharlene Palmer, Dominique Paquin, Anthony Perl, André Potvin, Howard Ramos, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Natalie Richards, John Robinson, Stephen Sheppard, Suzanne Simard, Brent Sinclair, Natalie Slawinski, Mark Stoddart, Marc-André Villard, Claude Villeneuve, and Tarah Wright (2017). “Stimulating a Canadian Narrative for Climate.” FACETS 2: 131-149. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., David B. Tindall, Jillian Smith, and Randolph Haluza-DeLay (2017). “Does Media Visibility Amplify Political Efficacy? Climate Change Policy Networks in Canadian National News Media.” Environmental Communication 11(3): 386-400.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, and David B. Tindall (2017). “Media, Politics, and Climate Change: The ASA Task Force Report and Beyond.” Environmental Sociology 3(4): 309-320. Available here.

Book Chapters

Stoddart, Mark C.J. (2021) “From West Coast to East Coast, From Activism to Academia.” Canadian Sociologists in the First Person (pp. 200-224). S.H. Riggins and N. McLaughlin, Eds. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Tindall, David, Mark C.J. Stoddart, John McLevey, Lorien Jasny, Dana Fisher, Jennifer Earl, and Mario Diani (2021). “On Movements.” Personal Networks: Classic Readings and New Directions in Egocentric Analysis (pp. 696-717), M.L. Small, B.L. Perry, B. Pescodolido, and E.B. Smith, Eds. Cambridge University Press.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Christine Knott (2020). “Landscape: Consuming Natural Places.” Approaching Historical Sources in their Contexts: Space, Time and Performance (pp. 32-47). C. Peniston-Bird and S. Barber, Eds. Routledge.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Max Chewinski, B. Quinn Burt, and Megan Stewart (2019). “Political Consumerism in the Oil and Mining Extractive Industries: Possibilities for Sustainability and Social Justice.” The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism (pp. 367-388). M. Bostrom, M. Micheletti, and P. Oosterveer, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.18

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Max Chewinski, B. Quinn Burt, and Megan Stewart (2018). “Political Consumerism in the Oil and Mining Extractive Industries: Possibilities for Sustainability and Social Justice.” The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. M. Bostrom, M. Micheletti, and P. Oosterveer, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.18

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Jillian Rene Smith, and Paula Graham (2018). “Oil Opposition: Creating Friction in Energy Politics.” Energy and Society Handbook (pp. 447-460). D. J. Davidson and M. Gross, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190633851.013.26

Selected Reports

Atlin, Cole, and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2020). Governance in Times of Crisis: The Muskrat Falls Case. Available from the Harris Centre.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Karen Foster, Howard Ramos, and Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (2020). COVID-19 & Climate Change Media Discourse: Research Brief. Available from Academia.edu 

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Cole Atlin, and Gillian Davis (2020). The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., John McLevey, Vanessa Schweizer, and Catherine Mei Ling Wong (2018). Climate Change and Energy Futures Workshop: Final Report. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Gary Catano, Howard Ramos, Kelly Vodden, Brennan Lowery, and Leanna Butters (2017). Regional Tourism Networks and Social-Environmental Wellbeing in Rural Coastal Communities. Available from the Harris Centre.

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Contact

Department of Sociology

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000