Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
I am a geographer and urban planner. My work focuses on infrastructure, housing, and transportation, exploring how intersecting forms of inequality are produced and contested in cities.
My doctoral research examined the webs of violence and conflict that surround the movement of goods through the global capitalist economy. I studied these dynamics in the context of the expansion of the Panama Canal, opened in June 2016 to some of the world’s largest cargo ships. In connection with the canal expansion, port cities throughout the Western Hemisphere were transformed. Local and national governments, port authorities, and actors in the shipping, logistics, and real estate industries invested in infrastructure and forged new alliances to position their regions as strategic nodes within a shifting geography of transnational trade. My research took me to Panama City, Los Angeles, and New York—three of the busiest container ports in the Americas—to explore the reorganization of commodity flows and the political struggles it is provoking over land, labour, and the environment.
Before coming to Concordia, I was a policy analyst at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and an assistant professor of geography at the University of Nottingham. I have a PhD in geography and an MSc in urban planning from the University of Toronto.
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URBS 230—Urbanization: Global and Historical Perspectives
URBS 380—Urban and Regional Economic Development
URBS 470—Public Infrastructure Finance for Planners
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