I am Faculty in the Department of Geosciences at John Abbott College in Montréal and a Research Associate with the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre at Concordia University. Previously I was Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Development at the University for Peace (UPeace). While at UPeace, I was a guest lecturer for the Summer Peace Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
I have a PhD in Geography from York University (Toronto, Canada) and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Instituto de Geografía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, Mexico City). My research programme broadly explores urban social-nature relations. In particular, I am interested in understanding how everyday life in urban areas, especially in mundane spaces such as the home, is embedded within multi-scalar ecological politics – from gendered human-nature relations in the household to uneven urban environmental problems and governance structures. I concentrate in particular on gendered, racialised and generational experiences and knowledges of urban natures.
At present, I have two main research projects: (1) urban political ecologies of nature and children; and (2) gender, environmental justice, and the political ecologies of ‘sound’. The latter project focuses on Managua, Nicaragua. I am on the editorial board of Gender Place and Culture and an currently Vice-Chair/Secretary of the Canadian Women in Geographers (CWAG) Speciality group. I was Past Chair of the Geographic Perspectives on Women speciality group of the Association on American Geographers (AAG).