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Urban Studies Faculty


Luis LM AguiarLawrence BergBonar Buffam / Carey DobersteinRoss HickeyJames Hull / Brigitte Le NormandBernard MomerJessica Stites-Mor / Carlos Teixeira


LUIS LM AGUIAR
Associate Professor, SOCIOLOGY

WEBSITE

Global Unions

luis.aguiar@ubc.ca
ART 316
250.807.9346

Luis LM AguiarPhD York University

RESEARCH: Globalization of the "Justice for Janitors" campaigns; global unions; Eddie Melo: What were you? The Neoliberal University; whiteness; the Canadian Hinterland.

TEACHING: Globalization and labour; urban sociology; sociology of tourism; race and racism; qualitative methods; urban studies. 

LAWRENCE BERG
Professor,
GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

lawrence.berg@ubc.ca
ART 368D
250.807.9392

BergPhD Waikato University, New Zealand

RESEARCH: Geographies of academic knowledge production and place and the politics of identity; the effects of postcolonial geographies of place and language in Aotearoa, New Zealand; local study of the historical geography of Whiteness in the Okanagan Valley; barriers and opportunities for health and social service delivery to the urban Aboriginal communities of the Okanagan Valley.

TEACHING: Critical geographies; place and the politics of identity.

BONAR BUFFAM
Assistant Professor,
SOCIOLOGY

bonar.buffam@ubc.ca
ART 307
250.807.9223

Bonar BuffamPhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Race and empire, crime and punishment, socio-legal studies, religion and secularity, urban geogroaphies, social and cultural theory.

 

CAREY DOBERSTEIN
Assistant Professor,
POLITICAL SCIENCE

carey.doberstein@ubc.ca
ART 243
250.807.9017

DobersteinPhD University of Toronto

RESEARCH: Canadian politics and governance; comparative public policy; public administration; social policy; urban policy issues; political ethnography.

TEACHING: Canadian government; federalism; public policy.

JAMES HULL
Associate Professor, HISTORY

WEBSITE

james.hull@ubc.ca
ART 247
250.807.9414

HullPhD York University

RESEARCH: History of the Second Industrial Revolution as an historical phenomenon, as an historical concept, and as an historiographic problem; understanding how and why technology changes.

TEACHING: History of science and technology; industrialization.

ROSS HICKEY
Assistant Professor, ECONOMICS

ross.hickey@ubc.ca
Office: ART 229
250.807.8653

HickeyPhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Public finance and political economy; fiscal policy (government expenditure and taxation) and how it is influenced by interactions within a heirarchy of governments (municipal, provincial and federal); elections; lobbying activity.

TEACHING: Public finance; empirical economics; macroeconomics.

BRIGITTE Le NORMAND
Assistant Professor, HISTORY

WEBSITE

brigitte.lenormand@ubc.ca
ART 246
250.807.8232

Brigitte LeNormandPhD University of California

RESEARCH: Urban studies, socialist Yugoslavia, labor migration in Cold War Europe.

TEACHING: European urban history, Modern Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Modern France; urban studies.

BERNARD MOMER
Associate Professor, GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

bernard.momer@ubc.ca
ART 264
250.807.9406

MomerMA University of Ottawa

RESEARCH: Urban cultural geography; urban planning; sustainability of cities; morphogenesis; geography of wine; the role of local culture in urban planning and sustainability in mid-size cities; changing landscapes of wine producing regions in Canada.

TEACHING: Urban geography; urban planning; cultural geography.

JESSICA STITES-MOR
Assistant Professor, HISTORY

WEBSITE

jessica.stites-mor@ubc.ca
ART 242
250.807.9655

Stites-MorPhD Yale University

RESEARCH: Southern Cone (Argentina); modern Latin America; film history; urban and transnational cultural studies; "post-feminist" Argentine women's cinema, documentary film, and the politics of social memory.

TEACHING: Latin American history; urban Latin America.

CARLOS TEIXEIRA
Professor, GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

carlos.teixeira@ubc.ca
ART 268
250.807.9313

teixeiraPhD York University

RESEARCH: Urban and social geography with emphasis on migration processes; community formation, housing and neighbourhood change; ethnic entrepreneurship and the social structure of Canadian cities; gentrification; racialization in the city; class segregation; urban form

TEACHING: Research methodology; global processes and environments; population; housing.

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