Debra J. Davidson is Professor of Environmental Sociology in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, having received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin (1998). Her key areas of teaching and research include impacts of and adaptation to climate change, and crises and transitions in food and energy systems. Dr. Davidson is a lead author in Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report. Her work is featured in several journals, including Science, Global Environmental Change, British Journal of Sociology, Society and Natural Resources, International Sociology, and Sociological Inquiry, among others. She is co-author of Challenging Legitimacy at the Precipice of Energy Calamity (2011), and Consuming Sustainability (2005).