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Shelley AlexanderProfessor, Department of Geography 

Website: Shelley Alexander | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Coyotes
  • Compassionate conservation
  • Co-existence
  • Habitat fragmentation
  • GIS
  • Urban ecology

Gwendolyn BlueAssociate Professor, Department of Geography

Website: Gwendolyn Blue | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Public controversies involving science and technology
  • Public engagement with science and technology
  • Political, cultural and ethical dimensions of scientific and technological innovations

Ryan BurnsAssistant Professor, Department of Geography

Website: Ryan Burns | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Urban GIScience
  • Smart cities
  • Open data
  • Critical data studies
  • Political economy
  • Science & technology studies
  • Digital humanitarianism

Dean Curran, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Website: Dean Curran | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Digital economy
  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Risk and inequality
  • Social theory

Victoria Fast, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Website: Victoria Fast | Univesity of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Urban GIS
  • Participatory mapping
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Accessibility and mobility
  • Social justice in the smart city

Dan JacobsonAssociate Professor, Department of Geography

Website: Dan Jacobson | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Navigation
  • Urban accessibility
  • Spatial behaviour
  • Cartography
  • GIScience

Anthony Levenda, Postdoctoral Student, Department of Geography

Website: Anthony Levenda | University of Calgary/Arizona State University

Research keywords:

  • Political economy
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure policy
  • Power/knowledge

Jack LucasAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Additional role(s): Director of UCalgary Urban Policy Program

Website: Jack Lucas | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Urban politics
  • Urban elections
  • Urban political history
  • Urban governance
  • Urban policy

Byron MillerProfessor, Department of Geography 

Additional role(s): Coordinator of UCalgary Urban Studies Program

Website: Byron Miller | University of Calgary

Research Keywords:

  • The culture of cities
  • Iconic architecture
  • Arts scenes
  • Cultural industries

Elizabeth ParisAssistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

Website: Elizabeth Paris | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Mesoamerica
  • Archaeology of urbanism
  • Ancient commerce
  • Archaeological materials
  • Compositional materials

Matt Patterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology 

Website: Matt Patterson | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Spatial constitution of social movements
  • Urban governance and governmentality
  • Neighbourhood change and inequality
  • The politics of urban and regional sustainability
  • The social and environmental implications of smart cities

Melanie RockAdjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology

Additional role(s): Associate Scientific Director, O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Website: Melanie Rock | University of Calgary

Research Keywords:

  • Mental health

Marit RosolAssociate Professor, Department of Geography 

Additional role(s): Canada Research Chair in Global Urban Studies

Website: Marit Rosol | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Urban and economic geography
  • Critical food studies
  • Housing
  • Participation
  • Governmentality

Alan SmartProfessor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

Website: Alan Smart | University of Calgary

Research keywords: 

  • Posthumanism
  • Smart city strategies
  • Informality
  • China
  • Canada

Frank TowersAssociate Professor, Department of History

Website: Frank Towers | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Politics
  • History
  • 19th century
  • United States
  • Slavery

Eliot Tretter, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Website: Eliot Tretter | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Urban political ecology
  • Critical knowledge economies
  • Radical political economy

Mariah Wilson, Research Assistant & Urban Studies Student 

Website: Mariah Wilson | University of Calgary

Research keywords:

  • Smart cities
  • Cycling history
  • Urban policy