GRADUATE SUPERVISION

I am open to working with graduate students on a range of topics. At the moment, I am particularly interested in supervising projects in of the following areas of research:

  • the relationship between settler colonialism and cities

  • urban forms of inequality and/or inequity

  • the urban politics of the corporate sharing economy

  • the urban geography of lobbying (especially in Canada’s capital city)

I am also affiliated with the Institute of Political Economy and the School of Canadian and Indigenous Studies.

COURSES (2018-2019)

ENST 1000 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES {FALL 2018} offers a critical introduction to the scholarly field of environmental studies. It is designed to help students grapple with key concepts and deploy theoretical approaches to make sense of the world around them. SYLLABUS.

GEOG 3024 - UNDERSTANDING GLOBALIZATION {WINTER 2019}

GEOG 3026 TOPICS IN THE GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA (Special Theme: “The Contested Canadian City”) {FALL 2018} is designed to introduce students to core issues in urban geography with an empirical focus on contemporary Canada. Throughout the course of work this semester, we will consider a range of questions related to how Canadian cities are organized, governed, and distributed. We will also consider who benefits and who is harmed by these arrangements, as we develop an understanding of urban spaces as sites where key questions of social, economic, and cultural equity are contested.  Weekly lectures, discussions, and readings are intended to expose students to some of the key conceptual tools of urban geography and ground that conceptual learning in the context of specific challenges faced by Canadian cities today. SYLLABUS

ENST 4000 - SEMINAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (Special Topic: The Politics of the Anthropocene) {WINTER 2019}. What are the political, social, ethical and cultural implications of living in an age where human activity has become the dominant force shaping the planet’s climate and environments? ENST 4000 is an advanced seminar designed to give you a chance to build upon and apply the analytical skills and disciplinary expertise that you have acquired throughout the course of your university career. In a general sense, our aim this semester is to think critically about how societal institutions respond to environmental concerns, how various stakeholders understand the environmental questions, and how environmental priorities may be implemented in social, political and economic decision-making.  To achieve this objective, we will take a deep analytical dive into the politics of “the Anthropocene.”