Tiffany Muller Myrdahl (she/her)

Senior Lecturer
AQ 5092

Originally from Wahpekute Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) territory, I am immigrant settler to Canada. I was an assistant professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge from 2008 to 2012 and held the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair at Simon Fraser University from 2012 to 2015. This podcast interview and its associated Twitter feed ( provide a picture of my work. I live in East Vancouver with my partner and kid, where we work to be good guests on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.


  • PhD, Geography with a Feminist Studies Minor, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • MPP, Public Policy, University of Minnesota, 2002
  • BA, History with a minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994

Currently teaching

GSWS 399, Gender, Sex & Numbers


Her research examines urban inequalities and inclusion strategies, especially those targeting women and LGBTQ2S communities. 

Community Engagement

Tiffany has been involved in the development of SFU’s Community Engaged Research Initiative and organized one its first community events: Participatory Approaches to Quantitative Research (podcast link available in June!)

Tiffany currently serves as Secretary to the board of Women in Cities International (, a Montreal-based NGO focused on enabling all women and girls to lead in the creation of safe, inclusive and equitable cities and communities. From 2012-2015, she was an organizer and ex-officio board member with Women Transforming Cities ( 



Google Scholar

2019. Canadian Feminist Geography in the 21st Century. Gender, Place and Culture, DOI:

2019. “Gendered Space” in A. Orum, Ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0116.

2018. “Theatre Outre and Lessons from a Welcoming and Inclusive Community” in C. Andrew, F. Klodawsky and J. Siltanen, Eds. Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities. McGill-Queens University Press.

2016. “Visibility on their own terms? LGBTQ lives in small Canadian cities” in G. Brown & K. Browne, Eds. Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

2014. “A Geographer in the Gallery: The value of making sexual difference visible” in J. Mills, Ed. Complex Social Change: teaching/performing/exhibiting/designing/mapping, pp. 34-53. Lethbridge, AB: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.

2013. Ordinary (small) cities and LGBQ lives. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 12, 279-304.

2011. “Queerying creative cities” in P. Doan, Ed. Queerying Planning: Challenging heteronormative assumptions and reframing planning practice, pp. 157-167. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

Muller, T. 2007. ‘Lesbian community’ in WNBA spaces. Social & Cultural Geography, 8, 9-27.

Muller, T. 2007. Liberty for all? Contested spaces of women’s basketball. Gender, Place and Culture, 14, 197-214.

Co-authored texts

2019. Marchbank, J. & T. Muller Myrdahl. “Queering Timmies: Theorising LGBTQ Youth Claiming and Making Space in Surrey, BC, Canada” in S. Habib and M. Ward, Eds. Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging. BSA/Routledge.

2016. With G. Brown & P. Vieira. “Editor’s Introduction: Urban Sexualities” in G. Brown & K. Browne, Eds. Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

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