Graduate Program Director, Geography
PhD Geography, York University
MA Geography, Queen's University
BA (Honours) Geography, McGill University
Labour Geography; Urban Economic Development; Labour Market Adjustment; Populism.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
416 736 2100
I am a labour geographer who focuses on the geographies of work, workers, and organized labour. My current research studies the use of strategic research as part of labour union renewal, the role of unions in urban economic development, labour market adjustment in tourism related sectors in response to crises and climate change, and the impact of growing populism on organized labour. The aim of my research is to better understand how workers through collective action can shape our economic landscapes in ways that are more socially just and environmentally sustainable. I have contributed to a number of edited collections and published articles in journals such as Geoforum, Environment and Planning A, and Antipode.
I have taught a range of courses in geography from the introductory to the PhD level. I integrate contemporary cases into my teaching and prefer students learn by applying critical geographical knowledge to their everyday lives and experiences. The classroom is viewed as a place where students can develop skills for deeper engagement with their workplaces and communities.
|GEOG 3520||Designing and Conducting Research|
|GEOG 5208||Doctoral Seminar in Theory|
|GEOG 3800||Geographies of Work, Workers, and Workplaces|