I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. Prior to this, I was as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University as part of the CIHR funded ‘A SHARED Future’ project. As a settler scholar-activist, my work focuses on political ecologies of land and food systems, settler colonial patriarchy, and concepts of sovereignty and justice related to food, water and energy, and the ecosystems that support them. I hold a PhD in Geography from the University of Guelph and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University.
I have published on topics ranging from the political economy of farmland tenure and critical perspectives of big data in agriculture, to the ways that settler colonial logics and gendered narratives uphold extractive practices and relationships on the land.
As part of the RAIR Collective (a group of Indigenous and settler academics, food provisioners, and community-based activists), we have been awarded a 2019 SSHRC Insight Development Grant to explore grassroots Indigenous rematriation and (re)connection to land and support the convergence of food sovereign peoples in ways that advance dialogue and action for Indigenous land rematriation grounded in principals of food justice and Indigenous sovereignty.
- New Publication: The Settler Playbook: Understanding Responses to #ShutDownCanada in Historical Context
- PANEL EVENT: Food Sovereignty, Climate Justice and Racial Justice: Making the Links
- RAIR Collective: Relational Accountability for Indigenous Rematriation
- Can Rural Broadband Help Save Farm Country?
- Forget smart cities (for a minute), we need to talk about smart farms