I’m based on the west coast in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
I’m from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I completed my undergrad in sociology and political science at Dalhousie University, playing soccer for King’s. I earned my graduate degrees at Carleton University in Ottawa. After my PhD, I taught at the University of Ottawa and the University of Windsor. I still love Dartmouth, City of Lakes.
In the future, I’d like to explore ways of expanding mobility justice and bringing it to other-than-human persons. I plan on experimenting with my academic work, putting it into wider political and artistic practice. I have an abiding appreciation of crows (and a fast budding love for cats).
For now, with COVID threatening (inter alia) to deepen car dependence and expand exurbs/suburbs where public transit, cycling and walking don’t make sense, I want to learn about, and participate in, mobility advocacy.
If you’d like to read my work, on my Research page you can find PDFs for recent publications. Take it away Mars:
Mars: Sometimes my apes fasten me into a kind of spaceship, and we fly though much louder, terrifying spaceships.
We eventually find places rich in timbre and sound, where the loud, terrifying spaceships are forbidden. The apes here let dogs go wherever they want.
Very occasionally, I get to choose where I go, where I linger, where I pee, where I fly.