Scholars

Robert Neubauer

University of Winnipeg
Canada

Robert Neubauer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He studies the media strategies of Canadian environmental and pro-resource extraction social movements, with a focus on populist discourse and public mobilization around proposed energy infrastructure. Robert’s current work explores how competing discourse coalitions utilize platform and legacy media to generate competing networked social movement ‘echo chambers’ oriented around online communities of climate campaigners and ‘pro-oil’ advocates.

Publications

Robert Neubauer & Shane Gunster. 2019. “Enemies at the Gateway: Regional Populist Discourse and the Fight Against Oil Pipelines on Canada’s West Coast,”

Frontiers in Communication 4, 1-14 (November 2019).

Robert Neubauer. 2019. “Moving Beyond the Petrostate: Northern Gateway, Extractivism, and the Canadian Petrobloc,”

Studies in Political Economy 99(3), 246-247 (February 2019).

Shane Gunster & Robert Neubauer. 2018. “(De)legitimating Extractivism: The Shifting Politics of Social License,”

Environmental Politics 28(4), 1-20 (August 2018).

Shane Gunster, Robert Neubauer, John Birmingham, & Alicia Massie. 2020. ““Our Oil”: Extractive populism in Canadian social media.” In Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy,

Athabasca University Press (November 2020).

Shane Gunster & Robert Neubauer. 2018. “From Public Relations to Mob Rule: Media Framing of Social License in Canada.” In Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication,

Canadian Journal of Communication 43(1), 11-32 (March 2018).

Shane Gunster, Imre Szeman, Mathew Greaves, & Robert Neubauer. 2018. “Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication,”

Canadian Journal of Communication 43(1) (March 2018).

Shane Gunster, Imre Szeman, Robert Neubauer, & Mathew Greaves. 2018. “Editorial – Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication.” In Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication,

Canadian Journal of Communication 43(1), 3-10 (March 2018).

Katie Raso & Robert Neubauer. 2016. “Managing Dissent: Energy Pipelines and New Right Politics in Canada,”

Canadian Journal of Communication 41(1), 115-133 (January 2016).

Robert Neubauer. 2011. “Manufacturing Junk: Climate Denial, Think Tanks, and Neoliberal Hegemony,”

Australian Journal of Communication 38(3), 65-88. (2011).

Media Coverage

Robert Neubauer’s research discussed by Caroll Linnit. ‘Grassroots’ oil and gas advocacy group Canada Action received $100,000 from ARC Resources,” The Narwhal, June 24, 2020.

Robert Neubauer interviewed on Redeye radio program about populist discourse of anti-pipeline campaigners. Interview on RedEye,” Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM, November 2, 2019.

For an Ecological Populism: Mobilizing against the pro-pipeline elites,” Robert Neubauer, The Monitor, July 2, 2019.