Current Advisees

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2019-2020)

Friederike Landau (PhD, 2017, Institute for Sociology, Technical University Darmstadt). Public art, gentrification, and urban politics.

Graduate students

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.


Past Advisees

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.