Max Cohen

Student Fellow


PhD Candidate







Geographic Location

Vancouver, BC

Max Cohen is a PhD Candidate in Geography. His research focuses on the history of fossil fuel economies in Scotland and New Zealand and the transition to green economies today. He also runs a monthly community radio show in Vancouver called Rhythmanalysis exploring ecology through the medium of sound.  

Areas of Interest: just transition, energy, fossil fuels, renewables, political economy

Primary Recipient Awards

Max Cohen – Catalyst Fellows – 2022

The Wall Catalyst Student Fellow cohort will first come together to engage in the online, interdisciplinary Facing Human Wrongs course and subsequently work together on a number of public-facing projects.

The course content touches upon systemic, historical and ongoing violence, unsustainability, our complicities in social and ecological harm, and our tendency to address complex problems, such as biodiversity loss, food insecurity, economic and political crises, and the potential for social and environmental collapse, with simplistic solutions. The course requires students to be willing to be uncomfortable and to have their perspective challenged.