Travis Southin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration & The Transition Accelerator. Travis completed his PhD from the University of Toronto’s Department of Political Science (2022). His research examines the politics of innovation policy and the broader role of the state in facilitating the transition to a net-zero economy.

Overcoming Barriers to Policy Change: The Politics of Canada’s Innovation Policy

Research Interests

Travis’ research interests include innovation policy, sustainability transitions, public policy, Canadian politics, and political economy.

Background & Education

Ph.D. Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2016-2022)

Master of Global Affairs

Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2014-2016)

Honours B.A. Major: Business Law, Minor: Political Science                                         

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario (2009 – 2013)