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Assistant Professor, Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

Dr. Rebecca Hall is an Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Resource Extraction and Development in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University. As a feminist political economist concerned with social justice, her research examines how land and resources are accessed, organized, and extracted from, and how people work, care and reproduce upon this land. Her research has explored the gendered dynamics of resource extraction in Canada; social reproduction and caring labours; ongoing processes of settler colonialism; and gender violence. Her 2022 book, Refracted Economies: Diamond Mining and Social Reproduction in the North (University of Toronto Press), examines the gendered dynamics of diamond mining in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Rebecca's current research examines community experiences of mine closure and aspirations for "post-extractive futures". She is pursuing this research as a co-lead of "We Will Not Be Banned From Our Land", a research network led by Dedats'aatsaa: Tlicho Research and Training Network. She has also partnered with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and Ecology North in facilitating community talking circles on mine closure.

Rebecca earned her MA and PhD in Political Science from York University.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Global Development Studies, Queen's University, Ontario


  • 2017 
    York University, PhD, Political Science