Imre Szeman is Professor ofEnglish Language and Literature in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo,Canada. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of energy and environmental studies, critical and cultural theory, and social and political philosophy. His work focuses on the social and cultural changes necessary to enable energy transition: the transition from the current dominant form of energy — oil — to other energy systems. Recent books include Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment (Fordham UP, 2017; co-editor), Energy Humanities: A Reader (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017; co-editor) and Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017; co-editor). He is currently completing work on On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, Energy: Selected Essays, 2001-2017, a collection of his recent writing on energy.