Researcher

I am an associate professor in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University (Montréal) and the graduate program director of the Master of Environmental Assessment. My research lies at the intersection between mapping, technologies and the humanities. In my current research, I seek to explore how maps can help to better understand the complex relationships that exist between places and narratives. This research involves the mapping of a range of narratives such as feature films, life stories from refugees and from Indigenous people. As the director of the Geomedia lab, I have led the development of Atlascine, an online mapping application designed to map stories, and I am involved in a variety of innovative projects that require alternative ways of thinking cartographically. I am also a founding member of the MappingBack collective, a board member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and the former chair of the Commission on “Art and Cartography” of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). I am also deeply concerned by climate changes and have been actively involved in implementing a flying less policy in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment.