Graduate Students

I welcome applications from graduate students at MA and PhD levels.  Please send CV and brief statement of research interests.

Current and former students:

  • Michael Simpson, PhD, Pipeline Conflicts in British Columbia, 2015 – on-going (SSHRC-Bombardier funded)
  • Hollie Grant, PhD, Forest-related violence at REDD+ sites in Cambodia, 2014 – on-going (Rhodes funded)
  • Kelly Sharp, MA, Food security, land reforms and resettlement schemes in Malawi, 2014 – on-going (SSHRC funded)
  • Elaine Tsiao, PhD, Legal geographies of peace parks, 2011 – on-going (UBC Law funded)
  • Melanie Sommerville, PhD, Land reforms and agro-industrial development among historically marginalized populations in Canada and South Africa, 2010 – on-going (SSHRC and IDRC funded)
  • Dawn Hoogeveen, PhD, Extractive industries and North-South relations, 2008 – on-going (with J. Sundberg)
  • Sara Elder, MA, Fair trade coffee and producer health in Rwanda, completed 2011 (with H. Zerriffi, SSHRC funded)
  • Jessica Lehman, MA, Post-tsunami coastal communities in Sri Lanka, completed 2010 (with J. Sundberg)
  • Simon Springer, PhD, Geographies of violence and public spaces ( with J. Peck, SSHRC funded, completed 2009 – now Assistant Professor, Geography, National University of Singapore)
  • Samuel Spiegel, Political ecology of artisanal gold mining, (with M. Veiga, completed 2008, Trudeau Fellowship)
  • Arno Waizenegger, MA, Natural disasters and conflict termination Aceh, exchange student from U. Cologne (with F. Kraas, completed 2008)
  • Ian Baird, PhD, Resources, identities, and territoriality: the case of the Brao in Cambodia and Laos (SSHRC funded, completed 2008 now post-doc. at the University of Victoria)
  • Estelle Levin, MA, Livelihoods and resource governance in the Kono diamonds fields, Sierra Leone (Commonwealth scholarship, completed 2005 – founding director of Estelle Levin Limited, Cambridge)