The issue of restaurants and gentrification is something I’ve been writing and thinking about for roughly a decade now. I’m excited to be included in the first academic book entirely dedicated to this topic, which includes contributions from across North America. My chapter is on the Downtown Eastside.
I’m excited to announce that I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Human Geography and City Studies at The University of Toronto-Scarborough (UTSC), where I will be teaching and researching on urban governance. I am honoured to join an amazing group of scholars at UTSC and the broader Geography and Planning Department at U of T.
I’m excited to announce that my paper “Giving Back to Get Ahead: Altruism as a Developer Strategy of Accumulation through Affordable Housing Policy in Toronto and Vancouver,” which was published in the journal Geoforum, has won the 2019 student paper award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the ASA.
I’m excited to announce that the new Urban Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association has several panels organized for the upcoming Congress Conference at UBC in June. These include a panel on Rules and Regulations in the City led by Amy Hanser and Nathan Lauster of UBC, two panels on the Sociologies of Public Space organized by Mervyn Horgan of UGuelph and a panel on Gentrification and the City by Daniel Kudla of Memorial University and myself.
Myself, alongside University of Guelph PhD Candidate Daniel Kudla, have recently launched a new Research Cluster in Urban Sociology with the Canadian Sociology Association. There will be plenty of exciting news in the coming months as we bring together sociologists working on urban issues from across Canada. Find out more here.