Graduate Students

I work with students whose interests focus on policy processes, the politics of expertise, security, political identity, and the ethnographic method. The list below is illustrative of the kinds of thesis and dissertation research I supervise or co-supervise.  These projects are grounded in political geography and related fields, but they are often highly interdisciplinary. If you are interested in working with me, please send me your CV and a description of your interests.

Supervisor or co-supervisor (last ten years only)

Jose Carvajal, MA in Geography. Interests: climate change, expertise, the Arctic.

Clea Harrison, MA in Geography (co-advisor with Daniel Hiebert). Interests: political identity, migration.

Michael Pinkard, MA in Geography (co-advisor with Luke Bergmann). Interests: the production of scientific and bureaucratic knowledge, quantitative method, politics of expertise.

Maria Cervantes, PhD in Geography (since 2020). Interests: digital geographies, political identity, high-skill migrants.

Alexine Sanchez, MA in Geography. Interests: military base closures, urban real estate, policy processes.

Maria Cervantes, MA in Geography (2020). Interests: digital geographies, political identity, high-skill migrants.

Sherry Yang, PhD in Geography (co-advisor with Elvin Wyly). Interests: policy processes, urban and regional planning, climate policy, Canada.

Natasha Fox, PhD in Geography (co-advisor with Jim Glassman).  Interests: policy processes, disaster response, gender, Japan.

Colin Sutherland, MA in Geography, Interests: geopolitics, tourism, resources, Canadian Arctic.

Genevieve Parente, PhD in Geography (co-advisor with David Ley). Interests: migration, security, Arctic regions, policy processes.

Duncan Ranslem, MA in Geography, Department of Geography. Interests: identity construction, policy, European Union.

Emilia Kennedy, PhD in Geography, Interests: policy processes, carbon capture as a political technology.

Alan Grove, MA in Geography (co-advisor with Matthew Evenden). Interests: Arctic sovereignty, security, shipping.

Michelle Drenker, MA in Geography, Interests: Thesis: high-skills migrants, political identity, brain drain.

Benjamin Thorpe, MA in Geography, Interests: political identity, political theory.

Lawrence Santiago, PhD in Geography, Department of Geography (Co-advisor with David Ley). Interests: migration of Philippine nurses to Canada and other advanced industrialized countries.

Supervisory or examining committees 

I serve on graduate advisory committees for students whose interests touch on political geography and international relations, policy processes at multiple scales, identity, security and state power, and contemporary Europe.