Rankin_043Arn Keeling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography
at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His academic training and research interests lie in the field of historical-cultural geography and nature/culture studies. He received his BA (Carleton 1996) and MA (British Columbia 1999) in history and his PhD (British Columbia 2004) in geography. His research and publications focus on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada, and include studies of domestic and industrial pollution, environmental politics, and the history of the conservation/environmental movement. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. He is co-investigator on a multi-site, multi-year project examining abandoned mines in Northern Canada.
E mail: akeeling[at]mun.ca

102-2053772601Josh Lepawsky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography
at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received his BA (British Columbia 1996), MA (Queen’s 1999), and PhD (Kentucky 2005) in geography. His work focuses on connections between geography and technology, and his research involves mapping the international trade and traffic of electronic waste. Recently, he began turning attention to a related set of research interests on the prospects and challenges of ‘fair’ or ‘ethical’ trade in rubbish electronics and recycling. More about this work can be found at Reassembling Rubbish.
E mail: jlepawsky[at]mun.ca

Liboiron-150x200Max Liboiron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She received her BFA (Mount Allison 2002) in biology and fine arts, an MFA (SUNY StonyBrook 2002) in fine arts and cultural studies, and a PhD (New York University 2012) in Media, Culture, and Communication. Her academic work focuses on how invisible, harmful, emerging phenomena such as “slow” disasters and toxicants from plastics become apparent in science and activism, and how these methods of representation relate to action. Liboiron is currently working on feminist technologies for monitoring ocean plastics. She runs the Discard Studies Blog, an interdisciplinary online hub for research on waste and wasting.
E mail: mliboiron[at]mun.ca

MatherCharles Mather is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received his BA (University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg), MA (British Columbia) and PhD (Queen’s) in Geography. Though he is trained as an economic geographer, hisinterests include both cultural and environmental aspects of economic change and restructuring. Recently he has been interested in an emerging literature on biosecurity, including wasted or waste animals in fishing and farms.
E mail: cmather[at]mun.ca

65_rsJohn Sandlos is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He received his BA (McGill 1993), MES (York 1997), and PhD (York 2004) in history. He is co-investigator on a multi-site, multi-year project examining abandoned mines in Northern Canada.
E mail: jsandlos[at]mun.ca
Abandoned Mines Twitter: @abandondminesnc

ADance HeadshotAnne Dance is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is funded by Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic and is studying mine remediation in the north.
Email: atdance[at]mun.ca
Twitter: @Anne2592

 

WaSTE is affiliated with The Politics of Evidence working group at York University and The Toxics Legacy Project at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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