Gund Affiliate, Research Associate, Leadership for the Ecozoic, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics

Matthew Burke is a Research Associate with Leadership for the Ecozoic at the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont. From 2019-2022, Matthew was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Gund Institute for Environment, and from 2021-2022, a Lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Matthew completed a Ph.D. in Renewable Resources — Environment at McGill University. Matthew currently coordinates the Ecozoic Policy Project.


• Burke, M. J. (2022). Post-growth policies for the future of just transitions in an era of uncertainty. Futures.
• Burke, M.J. (2021). Energy commons and alternatives to enclosures of sunshine and wind (Ch. 18). In Feldpausch-Parker, A., Endres, D., Peterson, T.R., & Gomez, S. (Eds.). Routledge Energy Democracy Handbook. Routledge.
• Burke, M. J. (2021). Just energy systems: Five questions and countless responses for regenerative energy communities. In Ryder, S. et al. (Eds.). Environmental justice in the Anthropocene: From (un)just presents to just futures (pp. 160-174). Routledge.
• Burke, M. J. (2020). Energy sufficiency for a just transition: A systematic review. Energies, 13(10), 2444.
• Wallis, S., Barbieri, L., Damiano, A., & Burke, M. (2020). The role of technology in achieving the future we want. In Costanza, R., Erickson, J. D., Farley, J., & Kubiszewski, I. (Eds.). Sustainable Wellbeing futures: a research and action agenda for ecological economics. Edward Elgar Publishing.
• Burke, M. J. (2018). Mutually-beneficial renewable energy systems. Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism, 6(1), 87–116.
• Burke, M. J. (2018). Shared yet contested: Energy democracy counter-narratives. Frontiers in Communication, 3:22.
• Burke, M. J., & Stephens, J. C. (2018). Political power and renewable energy futures: A critical review. Energy Research & Social Science, 35, 78–93.

Matthew Burke

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Energy and environment, just transitions, political ecology, science-technology-society, social-ecological systems


  • PhD, Renewable Resources--Environment, McGill University
  • MPA, University of Vermont
  • MA, Parks, Recreation and Environmental Education, University of New Mexico
  • BS, Natural Resources, The Ohio State University