I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at McGill University. I am interested in socio-environmental processes and social movements aiming to create more sustainable and just futures. I have conducted research in maritime Southeast Asia as well as the Canadian Arctic. My work mainly builds from scholarship on political ecology and feminist approaches, and I employ mixed methodologies that are creative, collaborative and ethnographic. I hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship for my current research, which explores the intersections of critical physical geography and political ecology in the context of urban agriculture.
I am part of the Minorities in the Southeast Asian Massif Research Lab based in the Department of Geography at McGill University and the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval. I am also a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, where I teach an upper-level undergraduate seminar on environmental management. I serve on the website committee for the Food and Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar community of practice, I am a board member of the Qualitative Research Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, and I am a member of the AAG Workshop Series Selection Committee on Research Practices and Research Design. Between 2020 and 2021, I was a course lecturer in the Department of Geography at McGill University, where I co-taught the Honours capstone course on geographic thought and practice. I hold a MA in Geography (2017) and a Joint Honours BA in Geography & Environment (2014) from McGill University.
Qanuilirpitaa? 2017 Nunavik Inuit Health Survey
I previously worked with the Canada Research Chair on Housing, Community and Health Research Group at McGill University (2017-2019) and the Institut national de santé public du Québec (INSPQ) as a project coordinator and research assistant on the community component of the 2017 Nunavik Inuit Health Survey. I was responsible for developing and measuring indicators of community health and well-being for Nunavimmiut. I travelled on board the CCG research icebreaker Amundsen to carry out data collection in each of the 14 communities of Nunavik between August-October 2017. I completed two additional arctic expeditions in June 2017 and January 2018. I conducted qualitative analysis and disseminated findings through oral presentations and posters at academic conferences, as well as through reports for local communities and regional organizations. The results of this work have recently been published (2021) and are currently being used by the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services to identify priorities for a new strategic regional health plan.
Marine conservation, intersectionality, and resistance in Indonesia
Through long-term ethnographic inquiry, this research aims to untangle the intersectional dynamics of marine conservation in the Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia. The results of this research have been recently published (2021) in Gender, Place & Culture. In 2014, I was awarded the PFF Community Leadership Fellowship to develop a women’s cooperative in this community backed by local support.
Journals for which I have provided peer reviews