ADVISING

Current graduate students

  • Rachel Bok (PhD Geography, UBC, 2016-present) The urban “solutions” industry
  • Nina Ebner (PhD Geography, UBC, 2015-present) Labor relations at the border
  • Tom Howard (PhD Geography, UBC, 2015-present) Urban marginalizations
  • Mikael Omstedt (PhD Geography, UBC, 2016-present) Financialization and the state
  • Andrew Shmuely (PhD Geography, UBC, 2010-present) Urban redevelopment redux

Former graduate students

  • Mark Adams (PhD Geography, UW-Madison, 2006; co-chair with Tom Vale) Growth
    management in the American West [currently Associate Research Faculty, University of New England]
  • Peter Baker (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1998) Social exclusion and labour market restructuring in Burnley
  • Dan Cohen (PhD Geography, UBC, 2012-2017) Making education markets [currently SSHRC postdoctoral researcher, Concordia University]
  • Mark Cooper (PhD Geography, UW-Madison, 2007-2016; co-chair with Matthew Turner) Greenhouse economies [currently postdoctoral fellow, Lund University]
  • Liisa Cormode (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1996; co-chair with Peter Dicken) Highly skilled migrant workers in Canada [currently consultant]
  • Connor Donegan (Master’s Geography, UBC, 2013; co-chair with Trevor Barnes) Political economy of slavery [currently consultant, Quest Analytics]
  • Erin Hatton (PhD Sociology, UW-Madison, 2007; co-chair with Erik Olin Wright)
    Representing temporary labor [currently Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Buffalo]
  • Dean Herd (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 2001) Welfare reform, workfare, and policy transfer [currently Policy Development Officer, City of Toronto]
  • Adam Holden (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1999; co-chair with Adam Tickell) Local hegemonic projects in the “new” Manchester [currently Impact Officer, University of Durham]
  • Tom Howard (Master’s Geography, UBC, 2015) Mobilizing sustainable development models in Calgary [currently doctoral student, UBC]
  • Martin Jones (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1996) Local economic governance and Training and Enterprise Councils [currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire
    University]
  • Kean Fan Lim (PhD Geography, UBC, 2009-2014; co-chair with Trevor Barnes) Chinese state spatialities [currently Lecturer in Economic Geography and Urban and Regional Development,  Newcastle University]
  • Daniel Mansfield (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1999; co-chair with Adam Tickell) Restructuring public finance and the Private Finance Initiative [currently consultant]
  • Chris Muellerleile (Master’s Geography, UW-Madison, 2007) Corporate and urban
    restructuring: the case of Boeing [currently Lecturer in Economic Geography, Swansea
    University]
  • Mikael Omstedt (Master’s Geography, UBC, 2015-2017) Credit-rated urbanism [currently doctoral student, UBC]
  • Brenda Parker (PhD Geography, UW-Madison, 2008) Feminist urban political economies of Milwaukee [currently Associate Professor in Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago]
  • Carolyn Prouse (PhD Geography, UBC, 2012-2017) Decolonial urbanisms in Brazil [currently SSHRC postdoctoral researcher, University of Toronto]
  • Noah Quastel (PhD Geography, UBC, 2008-2014) Sustainable commodities [currently
    postdoctoral researcher, Simon Fraser University]
  • Stephen Quilley (PhD Sociology, University of Manchester, 1995; co-chair with Huw Beynon) Political economies of exclusion and inequality in Manchester [currently Associate Professor in Environmental and Social Innovation, University of Waterloo]
  • Elliot Siemiatycki (PhD Geography, UBC, 2013) Vancouver as consumption city [currently Special Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth]
  • Matthew Steigman (Master’s Geography, UW-Madison, 2008) Transnationalization and Mexican identities
  • Adam Tickell (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1992; co-chair with Peter Dicken) Regulation of banking and finance [currently Vice Chancellor, University of Sussex]
  • Lea Turpin (Master’s Geography, UW-Madison, 2005) Latinization of the Dane County labor market [currently Development & Industry Relations Manager, Sutardja Center, UC Berkeley]
  • Anthony Vigor (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 2003; co-chair with Peter Dicken and Kevin Ward) Neoliberalizing the region [currently Director of Policy & External Affairs, National Express Group]
  • Kevin Ward (PhD Geography, University of Manchester, 1998; co-chair with Adam Tickell) Urban regimes and city governance in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham [currently
    Professor of Geography, University of Manchester]
  • Daniel Warshawsky (Master’s Geography, UW-Madison, 2006) Urban welfare retrenchment in Chicago [currently Assistant Professor, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California]
  • Sophie Webber (PhD Geography, UBC, 2015; Master’s Geography, UBC, 2011; co-chair with Simon Donner) Political economy of climate change adaptation [currently Lecturer, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney]

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Danya Fast (Michael Smith Foundation Fellowship, UBC, 2013-2017) “Street-involved” youth in Vancouver [currently Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC]
  • Martin Danyluk (SSHRC Fellowship, 2017-present) Supply-chain finance
  • Martin Jones (Simon Fellowship, Manchester University, 1996-1998) Politics of workfare, UK-style [currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University]
  • Karen Peak Yue Lai (Killam Fellowship, UBC, 2008-2010) Making Asian markets [currently Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore]
  • Sébastien Rioux (SSHRC Fellowship, 2012-2014) Political economy of food [currently Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Food & Well-being and Assistant Professor, Département de géographie, Université de Montréal]
  • David Wachsmuth (Killam and SSHRC Fellowships, 2014-2015) Sustaining smart cities [currently Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance and Assistant Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University]
  • Heather Whiteside (SSHRC Fellowship, 2013-2015) Political economy of public-private partnerships [currently Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo]