Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Megan is a PhD candidate in the Rubenstein School and a member of the Gund Institute's Leadership for the Ecozoic Project.  Her dissertation research explores materiality, narrative and identity in energy futures and just transitions with a focus on the reclamation and reuse of fossil fuel infrastructures and landscapes.

She is interested in imagining and enacting desirable futures in service of well-being for all beings. To her this looks like innovative and transdisciplinary research that strengthens understandings of interdependence and opens space for plurality, while expanding the methodological frontiers of economic and sustainability thinking. This also looks like community and movement building, dissolving the boundaries between the academy and the rest of society, advancing conversations of what it means to live well now and into the future, and infusing care, justice and conviviality into work and action.

Megan is a degrowth organizer, performer, and practitioner who can be found outdoors climbing, harvesting or hunting, and playing music at local events.

Advisor: Josh Farley

Megan Egler, Gund Graduate Fellow

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Ecological economics, political ecology, just transition, computational text analysis


  • MSc. Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
  • BSc. Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada