I am a full professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria. I trained as a geographer in the US and Canada. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses from socialist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. My most recent teaching has been in the Social Justice Program.
I have an eclectic set of interests that inform my research and my teaching. I try to sort through commonplace activities and their messy links to systemic processes. I tend to explore themes of body, power, and subjectivity in various contexts – ill bodies, music, combat veterans, joy, chronic illness, contested illness, myalgic encephalopathy (ME), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – as well as in ways to conduct research and do theory – feminist methodologies, emergent methods, discursive spaces, and autobiographical writing.
I am also an editor for the feminist geography journal, Gender, Place and Culture.