Students

Interested in Working with Me?

Want to smash capitalism? Destroy patriarchy? Overturn white supremacy? Fight homophobia? Abolish prisons? End childism? Open all the cages? If you are committed to the principles of mutual, the pursuit of freedom, and the idea that a different world really is possible, please send me an email outlining your research interests. 


I'm particularly interested in hearing from students who want to work on projects relating to anarchist geographies, critical discourse studies, geographies of violence and nonviolence, the geography of Heavy Metal, forced evictions and homelessness, critical pedagogy and unschooling, radical geography and social justice, critical legal geographies, posthumanism and vegan geographies, postdevelopment, and contemporary political economic processes and social change in mainland Southeast Asia.

I don't like the Student/Supervisor binary or the hierarchy that it implies. I expect to learn as much from you, as you can expect to learn from me. Education is always a shared process of discovery. So if you're looking for a boss, that's not me. No gods, no masters!

PhD Students

Sharon Dias; Low-income housing and financialization in Brazil; Department of Geography, University of Victoria. (Supervisor and then Committee Member). Jan, 2018-Present.


Kimberly Croswell; Ecological anarchism and art; Department of Education, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2017-Present.


Matt Fuller; Settler colonialism and environmental alliances in confronting fossil fuel megaprojects; Department of Geography, University of Victoria. (Supervisor and then Co-Supervisor). Sep, 2016-Present.


Christopher Fortney; Governmentality and graffiti in public space; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2014-Present.


Maral Sotoudehnia; The contested politics of place naming rights; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member) SSHRC funded. Mar, 2014-Present.


Maleea Acker; Living in the world as if it were home: posthumanism, geopoetics, and wilderness; Department of Geography, University of Victoria. (Supervisor). Sep, 2014-Dec 2018.


Mike Lang; Water rich, but governance poor: privatization, light groundwater regulation, and the shifting value of water in British Columbia; Department of Sociology, University of Victoria (Committee Member). SSHRC funded. Sep, 2015-April 2018.


Robyn Hlatky; Anarchist theorizing and organizing in Canada; Department of Sociology, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2015-April 2018.


Benjamin Lawrence; Authoritarianism, political violence and inequality in Cambodia: legacies of a rushed, restrictive and exclusive constitution-making process?; Faculty of Law, University of Victoria (Co-Supervisor with Victor V. Ramraj). The Leverhulme Trust funded. Sep, 2014-Aug 2018.


Merv Jefferies; Surfing, localism and violent geographies; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). June, 2014-May 2018.


Jennifer Mateer; Water privatization in India: how conservation discourses legitimize biopolitics and violence; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Mitacs funded. June, 2013-Aug 2017.


Ted Bonnah; A cautionary tale: neoliberal discourse and the pedagogic function of the mediated Lost Japan narrative during the financial crisis; Department of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Japan. (Committee Member). Dec, 2014-April 2016.


Donni Wang; The polis and the nation in the Greek city-state; Department of Classics, Stanford University (Committee Member). Oct, 2011-April 2015.


Shana Hirsch; Remaking property: interrogating the moments of state-nature articulation within Scottish nationalist discourse; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2012-May 2013. *Withdrew from program.


Tess Guiney; The impacts of volunteer tourism on orphanages in Cambodia; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Co-Supervisor with Doug Hill). Jan, 2011-June 2012.


Adrian Nel; Environmental discourses and carbon credits in Tanzania; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Co-Supervisor with Doug Hill). Jan, 2011-June 2012.

Master's Students

Spencer Bradbury; Refining space and the self: the spatial imaginations of aesthetic plastic surgery; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2016-Sep, 2018.


Audrey Tung; Neoliberalism, inequality and political ecology; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2017-June 2018.


Perry Kwok; People power and democratic protest in Hong Kong; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor) SSHRC funded. Sep, 2015-June 2018.


Evelyne Laurin; Critical geographic perspectives on microfinancing in Cambodia; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor) SSHRC funded. Sep, 2013-Aug 2015.


Arden Duncan Bonokoski; Intellectual disability and anarchism; Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary (Committee Member). Sep, 2013-Sept 2014.


Emily Leslie; Development planning in the Pacific: sustainability versus development; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2012-June 2012.


Alcinda Trawen; Where is the community in community based tourism? The case of tourism product plans in Papua New Guinea; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2012-June 2012.


Loek Driesen; Waste management planning in Rarotonga: issues and opportunities; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Jan, 2011-Dec, 2011.

Honours Students

Paige Bennett; Representing Northern Indigenous peoples in the age of climate change; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Jan, 2017-May 2017.


Laura Dumbrell; Social activism and affordable housing in Vancouver, BC; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2016-May 2017.


Alex Campbell; Strengthening social ties to collectivize: perspectives from Victoria’s binning community; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2015-May 2016.


Sean Grisdale; Homelessness in Victoria, BC: possibilities for social justice; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2013-May 2014.


Nicole MacDonald; Discrimination, exploitation and oppression: a discourse analysis of neoliberal policing in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, University of Victoria (Supervisor). Sep, 2012-May 2013.


Kayla Cheeke; Defending the caves at Spaet: conflict and ecological citizenship in the post-democratic growth machine; Department of Geography, University of Victoria (Committee Member). Sep, 2012-May 2013.


Mitchell Turner; Dark tourism in the emerging tourist destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2012-June 2012.


Kelsey Panther; Alcohol and society: student drinking and Dunedin City, New Zealand; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2011-Dec, 2011.


Jeremy Boyle; The development implications of the World Cup in South Africa; Department of Geography, University of Otago (Supervisor). Feb, 2011-Dec, 2011.


Chi Xin Ci Heather; Ordinary cities are already happening: a study of community activism in Singapore; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.


Gan Weile Janice; V for Vendetta: The fight for radical public space; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.


Wong Yi Fong; The politics and negotiation of spatial organization around transportation hubs in Singapore; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Aug, 2010-Dec, 2010.


Japheth Wee Guoyuan; Symbolic violence of the Khmer Rouge tribunal: geopolitics, subjectivation, and violent imaginings; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.


Lee Xin Tian; Negotiating the religious-secular dilemma in Singapore: resistance and reconciliation in the politics of practice and space; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.


Leow Swee Lyn Carmelita; Foreign workers in Singapore: homines sacri in our midst; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.


Tham Ya Xin Serene; A space where love transgresses sexuality: public spaces as emancipatory for sexual dissidents; Department of Geography, National University of Singapore (Supervisor). Oct, 2009-May, 2010.