Petra Dolata, Associate Professor, is Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the History of Energy at the University of Calgary, Canada. She holds a Master’s degree in American Studies from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where she also received her PhD in International Relations with a study on US-German (energy) relations in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Before joining the University of Calgary in July 2014, she was Lecturer in International Politics at King’s College London, UK and Assistant Professor for North American History at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Petra’s current research focuses on European and North American energy history after 1945 as well as the history and politics of the Canadian and circumpolar Arctic. She has published on Canada’s natural resources, foreign and Arctic policies, and the concept of energy security.