Darren Fleet

Darren Fleet
Surrey Office: Cedar 1055B

Limited Term - Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Dr. Darren Fleet is a writer, artist, and teacher in the Department of Journalism and Communication Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is currently interested in the ways that fossil fuels mediate and define our relationships with the non-human world, and with one another.

Courses taught

  • COMM 1100 - Foundations of Communication Studies

Areas of Interest

Environmental communication, critical approaches to advertising, faith-based social movements, petroculture, and the cultural politics of fossil fuels in Canada.

Scholarly Work

  • Fleet, D. (2022). “Community.” In Szeman I., and Wenzel, J. (Eds.), Energized: Keywords for a New Politics of Energy and Environment. Morgantown, USA: West Virginia University Press (Forthcoming).
  • Fleet, D. (2021). “Spiritual Temporalities: Discourses of Faith and Climate Change in Canadian Petro Politics.” In Bodker, H., and Morris, H. (Eds.), Climate Change and Journalism: Negotiating Rifts of Time. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Fleet, D., Gunster, S., and Paterson, M. (2021). “We Know We Are Hypocrites, But Do We Believe It?” In Sweet, S., and Ranjuli, B. (Eds.), The Handbook for Sustainable Consumption. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Fleet, D., and Holyoak, J. (2021). “Life Like Us.” Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities 2(2).
  • Gunster, S., Fleet, D., and Neubauer, B. (2021). “Challenging Petro-nationalism: Another Canada is Possible?” Journal of Canadian Studies. 55(1): 53-83.
  • Gunster, S., Fleet, D., Paterson, M., and Saurette, P. (2018). “Why Don’t You Act Like You Believe it?: Competing Visions of Climate Hypocrisy.” Frontiers of Communication. 3(49).
  • Gunster, S., Fleet, D., Paterson, M., and Saurette. (2018). “Climate Hypocrisies: A Comparative Study of Discourse.” Environmental Communication. 12(6).
  • Zuurbier, P., and Fleet, D. (2017). "It Just Feels Right: Affective Veridiction in the Era of Post-Truth." Comunicazioni Sociali 3(3): 473-482.
  • Fleet, D. (2017). "To Tenant: Situating the Realtor Within." Public 28(55): 63-71.