George Gonzalez - 05/16 II

George Gonzalez, Ph.D.


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George A. Gonzalez (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1997) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. He has been at the University of Miami since 1999. Prof. Gonzalez's area of research specialization is U.S. environmental politics and policy (e.g., energy, pollution, global warming). His books include: Energy and Empire: The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States (2012, State University of New York Press); Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic (2013, State University of New York Press); American Empire and the Canadian Oil Sands (2016, Palgrave MacMillan); as well as Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System (2018, State University of New York Press). Prof. Gonzalez has published research articles in Polity (the journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association). He has also published research articles in the journal of Environmental Politics, and in Capitalism Nature Socialism. In addition, Prof. Gonzalez has published original research in the journals of Studies in American Political Development, and Public Integrity.

Prof. Gonzalez has of late embarked on a research agenda in the field of political theory and popular culture. In this area of study he has published articles in the journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, as well as the books The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future (2015, Palgrave MacMillan); The Absolute and Star Trek (2017, Palgrave MacMillan); and Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism (2018, Palgrave MacMillan). Through the vehicle of the broadcast iterations of the Star Trek franchise, Prof. Gonzalez comments on metaphysics; international relations; justice; pragmatism; ethics; and the American left.


Environmental politics
Global warming
U.S. natural resource policies
Environmental interest groups
Political theory and popular culture


FNS 192 Global Warming, Solar Energy, and Environmental Sustainability
IGS 545 Global Warming Policy in the European Union
POL 201 Introduction to American National Government
POL 321 Public Policy and Administration
POL 322 Environmental Politics and Policy
POL 323 Global Warming Politics and the European Union
POL 514 Art and Politics
POL 531 Global Environmental Politics
POL 545 Environmental Policymaking
POL 553 Environmental Social Movement
POL 312 Politics, Art and Society
POL 370 Global Energy Politics