2018 CWAG Graduate Student Paper Award: Samantha Thompson (SFU)
Title of Samantha's Paper: 'Affordable housing?: A feminist interpretation of housing shortages and class crises'
Samantha's Bio: Samantha Thompson is a Master’s student in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University. As a feminist urban geographer, her research interests include urban politics and policy; critical geographies of home; housing politics; care work; and feminist care ethics. Her Master’s research, supported by SSHRC, critically explores the co-production of home and care in women’s non-profit housing in Vancouver. She is committed to approaching her research from a critical, intersectional, and feminist perspective that works with communities advocating for housing justice. She is also a member of the Place + Space Collective, an interdisciplinary academic solidarity collective at SFU. Currently, she is an editorial assistant for EPC: Politics & Space and the president of SFU’s Geography Graduate Association. She has worked as a research assistant with the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society and as the editor of two university publications over seven years in student journalism. She also enjoys reading, crafting, exploring cities, and hiking with her pup Diesel. She is looking forward to beginning her PhD in Geography at the University of Washington this fall.