I am a human geographer broadly interested in geographies of exclusion and inclusion.
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.
I maintain an academic blog at www.joggerfry.com
BA Human Geography, University of Alberta
MA Human Geography, University of Alberta
PhD Human Geography, McMaster University
My research focuses on the following topics:
I am currently seeking graduate students interested in working on projects related to social/cultural geographies of data-driven urbanism.
The spatial organization of human landscapes, and significance of the distribution of human activity. Not available to students with credit in EAS 192.Fall Term 2020
Connections between space, society and culture at multiple scales. Formation and significance of cultural landscapes, and shaping of social life by spatial arrangements. Prerequisite: EAS 192 or HGP 100 and any one EAS 29X or HGP 2XX course. Not available to students with credit in EAS 393.Winter Term 2021