I was born in Reading, England in 1962, and grew up in Farley Hill, a small village in Berkshire in the parish of Swallowfield. I now live on the other side of the globe, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. In both cases, I live on land that has been claimed, reclaimed, and fought over. Farley Hill is on marginal agricultural land, traditionally part of Windsor Great Forest, over which the Black Acts were operative. It was enclosed relatively late. Now I live on land that, for millenia, has been the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation. Perhaps this explains my enduring interest in land, property, and the geographies of rights and law.
I am a Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University. I am active in teaching, research and community engagement. Please contact me for more informationon my research and teaching, or for graduate research opportunities.
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
778 782 3713