Joshua Evans, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin


Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
(780) 492-7515
3-123 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



I am a human geographer broadly interested in geographies of marginalization.

I approach my work from the vantage point of three interrelated themes: space, knowledge and power. To conceptualize these themes and how they relate, I draw upon a variety of theoretical frameworks including governmentality theory, actor-network theory, and assemblage theory.

I utilize various methodological approaches and techniques in my work including discourse analysis, in-depth interviewing, participant observation, arts-based inquiry, and participatory action research.

My work has examined (a) spaces of care, home, and work and their role in shaping the lived experiences of socially marginalized and vulnerable individuals, and (b) spaces of policy development and implementation and their role in the creation of healthy, enabling and equitable urban environments.

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BA Human Geography, University of Alberta

MA Human Geography, University of Alberta

PhD Human Geography, McMaster University  


My research focuses on the following topics:

  • Disability and Chronic Illness
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Urban Policymaking and Governance
  • Philosophy and Human Geography

Featured Publications

Long, F and Evans, J

Geoforum. 2023 June; 144

Evans, J., Stout, M., Collins, D., & McDowell, K.

Housing Studies. 2021 September;

Evans, J. and Baker, T.

Futures. 2021 January; 129

Evans, J. and Masuda, J.

Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 2020 January; 38 (3):503-521

Perski, M., Wilton, R., and Evans, J.

Health & Place. 2020 January; 62

Evans, J., Collins, D., Chai, C.

Area. 2019 January; 51

Well enough to work? Social enterprise employment and the geographies of mental health recovery.

Evans, J. Wilton, R.

Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2019 January; 109 (1):87-103

Baker, T. Evans, J. and Hennigan, B.

Progress in Human Geography . 2019 January; 44 (3):534-554

Evans, J. Collins, D., Anderson, J.

Social Science and Medicine. 2016 January; 168

Evans, J.

Geography Compass. 2016 January;

Baker, T. and Evans, J.

Geography Compass. 2016 January; 10 (1):25-41

Evans, J., Semogas, D., Smallwood, J., Lohfeld, L.

Health & Place. 2015 January; 33

Evans, J.

Social & Cultural Geography. 2012 January; 13 (2):175-190

Evans, J.

Health & Place. 2011 January; 17