About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Department at Trent University. I am Coordinator of the Media Studies undergraduate program, and cross-appointed to the Cultural Studies PhD. I currently serve as President for the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA), and Assistant Editor for Media Theory (MT), an international peer-reviewed journal.

My research focuses on technologies of mobility, and on connections between memory, visual culture, and mediations of space.

Selfie at David Altmejd’s exhibit of The Flux and the Puddle, Montreal, August 2015

My recent single-authored publications fall between digital memory studies and urban studies, and examine both geographical and geopolitical themes within mapping and mobile communications research. I published an article on Google’s interference in a Japanese UNESCO heritage campaign (Popular Communication, 2018), on geospatial visualizations of urban abandonment in the United States (Routledge, 2016), and an article exploring illicit efforts to target German migrant communities using crowdsourcing maps (Networking Knowledge, 2016).

Previously, I published widely in memory studies, European politics of migration, socially engaged art, and theory.

In 2018, I completed a major editorial project, Geospatial memory, which develops approaches to memory culture and geography by building on existing paradigms in the environmental humanities, film and archival studies, psychogeography, and media archaeology, as well as from textual, visual and sonic approaches to the city.

This website allows you to view my cv, research materials including publications, and teaching materials including course outlines.

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