Welcome

I am a human geographer that studies resource extraction.  My interests are in resource geographies, political economy, political ecology, indigenous studies, environmental politics and law, feminism, colonialism and north-south geographies.  I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia on Coast Salish Territory.  I completed a BA (Hons) with a minor in music at Carleton University and a MA at Simon Fraser University and a PhD  in geography at the University of British Columbia.  My doctoral work examined environmental governance and mining laws in the past and present.  I looked at mineral tenure regimes and the spatiality of mining law, like sub-dividing lands into surface and sub-surface rights, to explain the materiality of how settler colonialism dispossesses.  This coincides with my work on the ways in which temporal and locational shifts in mining regulation and law, particularly concerning property, continue to impact people, places, and landscapes.

dawn.hoogeveen@ubc.ca