regularly supervise graduate students in Geography and
in International Affairs on a wide range of topics and
theoretical approaches. I have prepared a document entitled
SENSE: SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE AT AN ORAL EXAMINATION OF
A RESEARCH ESSAY OR THESIS" which I feel
students might find useful.
is a list of completed supervisions to date:
"What is Water? The History and Crisis
of a Modern Abstraction" Geography, defended 25
(Co-supervision with Fiona Mackenzie) "Recovering
Borealia: The Social Nature of Canada's Boreal Forest" Geography,
defended 17 March 2006.
"Food Rights, Riots, Constitutions and
Corruption in Zimbabwe 1997-2002: A Geographic Interpretation
of the Law and Development Movement", Geography,
defended 16 August, 2003.
"Ban Landmines; The social construction of
the international ban on anti-personnel landmines 1991-2001",
Political Science, defended 15 May, 2002.
"Taking Charge of the Bras d'Or: Ecological
Politics in the Land of Fog" Geography, defended
29 June, 2001.
"The State, Elites and Organized
Crime Groups" Political Science, defended 21 August,
(Co-supervision with Fiona Mackenzie) "Nearby
and Natural": Towards a Differential
Geography of Organic Farming in South-Eastern Ontario" Geography
defended 7 June 2006.
"Prophetic Eyes: The Theatricality
of Mark Hitchcock's Apocalyptic Geopolitics" Geography,
defended 3 May 2006.
(Co-supervision with Derek Smith)
"Decolonizing Geographic Information Systems" defended
7 December 2005.
(Co-supervision with Michael Jemtrud) "The Architecture(s)
of Nation Building" Architecture, defended 19 May
"(In)Security: Political Identity and
the Cycle of Violence" Legal Studies, defended
18 May 2005.
(Co-supervision with Ruth Phillips) "Il
n'y a pas de 'Potentially Hot Issues': Paradoxes of
Displaying Arab-Canadian Lands Within the Canadian
Museum of Civilization after 9.11" Political
Economy, defended 26 April 2005.
(Co-supervision with Fiona Mackenzie) "'Sure
There's Nothing in There Only Water': Environmental
Ethics in the Gisborne Lake Debate", Political
Economy, defended 27 June 2003.
"As Healthy as Possible in the Circumstances"
International Affairs, defended 28 April 2003.
"On Geography and Technology" Geography,
defended 21 August, 2002.
"Beyond Marxian Nature Theory: Understanding
and Contesting Japanese Social-Environmental Relations
1955-1985" Geography, defended 23 April, 2002.
"The Internet as Space: Shifts in Territoriality"
Geography, defended 22 July, 1999
"Cartography and the Geometry of Space: Reimagining
the Legacy of Claudius Ptolemy" Geography, defended
21 July, 1999
"A General Model of Refugee Migration:
Home, Displacement, and Host-Related Factors in the Resettlement
of Somali Refugees in Ottawa" Geography defended
7 May 1999
"Environmental Stewardship on Canadian Military
Training Areas: Rhetoric or Reality?" Geography,
defended, 17 September, 1998
"Inter-Group Attitudes and International Trade:
A Study of Vancouver's Attitude Towards the Japanese"
Geography, defended 16 September, 1998
"Environment, Security and 'Natural'
Disasters: Contesting Discourses of Environmental Security"
Geography, defended 19 May, 1998
"An Application of Foucault's Analytic
of Power/Knowledge to the Okanagan Water Basin Study Public
Involvement Program" Geography, defended 29 April,
1998. (Co-supervision with Fiona Mackenzie)
"Border Crossings: Africadia, the Caribbean,
Pan-Africanism" Geography, defended 11 November,
"They've Got No Stake In Where
They're At": Radical Ecology, The Fourth World
and Local Identity in the Bella Coola Region" Geography,
defended 15 May, 1997.
"Correlation or Causation? Environmental
Scarcity and Violent Conflict: The Case Studies of South
Africa and Rwanda" International Affairs, defended
19 September, 1995.
"Why Not Water? Hydronationalism
and Canadian Resistance to Freshwater Exports"
International Affairs, defended December 2004.
"Contesting the War on Drugs: Drug
Politics and International Insecurity" International
Affairs, defended April 2002
"Contested Landscapes of Power: The Political
Economy of Golf Course Development in Eastern Asia"
International Affairs, defended May 1999
"Nomadic Bodies and Environmental Degradation:
A Lefebvrian Response to the Scarcity-Conflict Methodology"
Political Economy, defended May 1999
"The Role of Intellectuals in the Press
and Canadian Foreign-Policy Formulation: A Case Study"
International Affairs, defended August 1998
"The Relationship Between Environmental Scarcity
and Conflict in Haiti" International Affairs, defended
"Trade and Environment:
A Rendezvous with the Maquiladora Assembly Plants
Along the U.S./Mexico Border" International Affairs,
defended November 1997
"Divine Kin: Exploring the Special Relationship
Between the United States and the State of Israel'
International Affairs, defended September, 1997
"Sustaining and Containing the Displaced:
In Country Protection as an International Response to
Refugees and Others Forcibly Displaced by Armed Conflict"
International Affairs, defended, July, 1997
"The Passive Revolution in Post-Soviet Russia:
A Gramscian Analysis" International Affairs, defended
"State Sovereignty and Ethnic Identity:
The Case of Mongolia and Southern Mongolia" International
Affairs, defended September, 1994
"Blue Vans in Green Europe:The Determinants
of Acid Rain Policy in the European Community" International
Affairs, defended February, 1994