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 received her PhD in International Relations from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and has taught at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and King’s College London, UK before moving to Canada in 2014. She is the author of Die deutsche Kohlenkrise im nationalen und transatlantischen Kontext (The German Coal Crisis and its National and Transatlantic Dimensions) published in 2006. Her research focuses on European and North American energy history after 1945, specifically the history of energy transitions and the 1970s energy crises.