Post-Doctoral Fellow (2019-2020)
Friederike Landau (PhD, 2017, Institute for Sociology, Technical University Darmstadt). Public art, gentrification, and urban politics.
Matt Campbell (MUrb, 2019-Present). Space, rent, and the future of Vancouver’s non-mainstream music scene.
Melora Koepke (PhD, 2014-Present). Spaces of care and consumption: Migrant reception and drug consumption in Paris.
Andy Longhurst (PhD, 2019-Present). The financialization of community-based health care services.
Lise Mahieus (MA, 2019-Present). The politics of public space in Vancouver.
Baharak Yousefi (PhD, 2018-Present). Public libraries, trauma-informed practice, & public space.
Samantha Thompson (MA, 2018). “It’s yours”: Tenant experiences of home and care in women’s non-profit housing. Currently: PhD student, Geography, University of Washington, Seattle.
Alison McIntosh (MA, 2016). Reducing harm through food and work: Incorporating food security and peer employment in harm reduction programming. Currently: Research Associate, Thrive program, University of Calgary.
Andy Longhurst (MA, 2015). Policy frontiers: City-regional politics of poverty and drug policy mobility. Currently: Researcher & Policy Analyst, BC Hospital Employees Union and BC Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Cristina Temenos (PhD, 2014). Differential Policy Mobilities: Transnational Advocacy and Harm Reduction Drug Policy. Currently: Lecturer, Geography, University of Manchester.
Daniela Aiello (MA, 2014). Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: An ethnography of restaurateurs and neighbourhood change. Currently: Doctoral candidate, Geography, University of Georgia.
Rini Sumartojo (PhD, 2012) Place attachment, ethnocultural identity, and multiculturalism: Indo-Canadian youth violence in Vancouver. Currently: Lecturer, Geography, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.
Stephanie Campbell (PhD, 2010) Productive consumption of the ‘livable’ neighbourhood: The case of Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. Currently: Researcher, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Nicole Stewart (MA, 2009) Placing housing policy: Plans, challenges, & advocacy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Currently: Policy Development Officer, Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto.
Lynn Saffery (M.A. 2009) The art of citizenship: Myth-making and neighbourhood change. Currently: Director, Surrey Museum, City of Surrey, BC.
Annemarie Bodaar (PhD, 2008, Ohio State University) Cities and the ‘ Multicultural State’: Immigration, multi-ethnic neighborhoods, and the socio-spatial negotiation of policy in the Netherlands. Currently: Housing Policy Advisor, City of The Hague, The Netherlands.
Cristina Temenos (MA, 2007). Talking Trash: The Politics of Waste Management in Whistler, British Columbia. Currently: Urban Studies postdoctoral fellow, Geography, University of Manchester.
Jesse Proudfoot (M,A, 2006) At street level: Bureaucrats and the regulation of urban space. Currently: Lecturer, Geography, Durham University.
Sarah Starkweather (MA, 2002, Geography and City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University, co-advised with Jack Nasar) Perceptions of safety and the rights to space: Limitations and strategic responses. Currently: Professional editor.
Rini Sumartojo (MA, 2001, Ohio State University) Contesting place: Anti-gay and lesbian hate crime in Columbus, Ohio. Currently: Lecturer, Geography, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.
Joanna Machin (MA, 2001, Ohio State University). Beyond the backyard: The geo-strategies of activist networks. Currently: Senior Research Officer, Institute for Volunteering Research, London.
Past Post-Doctoral Fellows
David Hugill (2016-2017). Critical geographies of the ‘sharing economy.’ Currently: Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Carleton University.
Wayne Beggs (2016-2017). Urban planning policy mobilities. Currently: Lecturer and consultant, Vancouver.
Tom Baker (2014-2015). Policy mobilities and social policy. Currently: Lecturer, Geography, University of Auckland.
Marit Rosol (2007-2008). Governing cities through community: The example of Vancouver’s CityPlan Community Visions Program. Currently: Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, Geography, University of Calgary.
Undergraduate Honors Students
Daniel Rajasooriar (2019). Topic: Farmland preservation and land prices.
Seraphina Skands (2017). The changing role of Vancouver Chinatown’s oldest building: Policy, preservation and representation of the Wing Sang Building.
Jenell Schmale (2015). Tactics and strategies for claiming space: The Paris Commune, Occupy, #BlackLivesMatter and the Right to the City.
Jason Hsieh (2007). Cultivating community: The neighborhood as site of food security activism in Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver. (Co-advised with Christiana Miewald.)
Rachael Morgan (2006). A public investment: Sustainability planning for Southeast False Creek.
John Paul Catungal (2005). Constructing and contesting place meaning: Transgressive politics and the negotiation of iconic public space.