Dr. Kyla Tienhaara is a Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment and an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada.

Dr. Tienhaara’s main area of interest is the intersection between environmental governance and the global economic system. One area of her work has examined investor-state disputes concerning environmental regulation that are brought to international arbitration under bilateral and regional investment agreements. Her more recent research, published in Green Keynesianism and the Global Financial Crisis (Routledge, 2018), explores the experience of Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, and the United States with green stimulus programs following the 2008 global financial crisis.