Joshua Evans, PhD

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

Contact

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

Overview

About

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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Academic Blog: www.joggerfry.com

Degrees

BA Human Geography, University of Alberta

MA Human Geography, University of Alberta

PhD Human Geography, McMaster University  


Research

My research focuses on the following topics:

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


Courses

HGEO 100 - Introduction to Human Geography and Planning

The spatial organization of human landscapes, and significance of the distribution of human activity. Not available to students with credit in HGP 100.

Fall Term 2021
HGEO 341 - Social and Cultural Geography

Connections between space, society and culture at multiple scales. Formation and significance of cultural landscapes, and shaping of social life by spatial arrangements. Prerequisites: HGP 100 or HGEO 100, and HGEO 240 or HGP 240. Not available for students with credit in HGP 341.

Winter Term 2022
HGEO 499 - Human Geography Field School

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Prerequisites: Any HGEO 2XX, HGP 2XX or PLAN 2XX course plus consent of Instructor. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2022
HGEO 599 - Advanced Human Geography Field School

Intensive field or practical study in Human Geography, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Topics vary; may be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. This course may require the payment of additional fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2022
PLAN 599 - Advanced Practical Field Study in Planning

Intensive field or practical study in Planning, typically as part of a team working off-campus. Details and areas of study may vary from year to year; consult the department about current offerings, fees and timing. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

The reticent state? Interpreting emergency responses to homelessness in Alberta, Canada
Author(s): Evans, J., Stout, M., Collins, D., & McDowell, K.
Publication Date: 9/23/2021
Publication: Housing Studies
Page Numbers: 1-15
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2021.1977783
Breaking through the epistemic impasse: Ending homelessness with the invention of ‘functional zero’ in the Anglo-American world
Author(s): Evans, J. and Baker, T.
Publication Date: 2021
Publication: Futures
Volume: 129
Page Numbers: 1-8
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016328721000392
Mobilizing a fast policy fix: Exploring the translation of 10-year plans to end homelessness in Alberta, Canada
Author(s): Evans, J. and Masuda, J.
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space
Volume: 38
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 503-521
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2399654419884581
An ambivalent atmosphere: Employment training programs and mental health recovery
Author(s): Perski, M., Wilton, R., and Evans, J.
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Health & Place
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 1-7
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1353829219307920
Well enough to work? Social enterprise employment and the geographies of mental health recovery.
Author(s): Evans, J. Wilton, R.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Volume: 109
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 87-103

Investable poverty: Social investment states and the geographies of poverty management.
Author(s): Baker, T. Evans, J. and Hennigan, B.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Progress in Human Geography
Volume: 44
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 534-554
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309132519849288
On thin ice: Assembling a resilient service hub
Author(s): Evans, J., Collins, D., Chai, C.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Area
Volume: 51
Page Numbers: 451-460
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12448
‘Housing first’ and the changing terrains of homeless governance.
Author(s): Baker, T. and Evans, J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Geography Compass
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 25-41
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gec3.12257
Homelessness, Bedspace and the Case for Housing First in Canada
Author(s): Evans, J. Collins, D., Anderson, J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Social Science and Medicine
Volume: 168
Page Numbers: 249-256
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.049
Urban Trials and tribulations: Problematizing the city through/as experimentation.
Author(s): Evans, J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Geography Compass
Page Numbers: 429-443
External Link: doi: 10.1111/gec3.12280
"This place gives me a reason to care": Understanding managed alcohol programs as enabling places.
Author(s): Evans, J., Semogas, D., Smallwood, J., Lohfeld, L.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Health & Place
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 118-124
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.011
'Supportive measures, enabling restraint: Governing homeless street drinkers in Hamilton, Canada.
Author(s): Evans, J.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Social & Cultural Geography
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 175-190
External Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14649365.2012.655769?needAccess=true
Exploring the (bio)political dimensions of voluntarism and care in the city: The case of a 'low barrier' emergency shelter
Author(s): Evans, J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Health & Place
Volume: 17
Page Numbers: 24-32
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829210000638