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Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion, University of Waterloo

My research is focused on topics of gentrification, neighbourhood change and mobility, with a particular emphasis on how these topics intersect. I use a variety of qualitative methods including photography to better understand the challenges and complexities of contemporary cities, how they have changed and how people experience them. Originally from Toronto, I lived in the Netherlands between 2004 - 2017 and my research examines both North American and European cities. A major focus of my current research examines how a new light rail line in my current home of Kitchener-Waterloo is impacting gentrification, displacement and neighbourhood change along its route.

Experience

  • –present
    Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion, University of Waterloo

Education

  • 2010 
    Utrecht University, PhD