Research Affiliate

I am the lead co-director of COHDS (since 2020) and a professor in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University. My research lies at the intersection between mapping, technologies and the humanities. In this research, I seek to explore how maps can help better understanding the complex relationships that exist between places and narratives. This research involves mapping a range of narratives such as oral stories from exiles and from Indigenous people, as well as literary texts and fiction films. As the director of the Geomedia lab, I have led the development of Atlascine, an opensource 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 theMappingBack collective, and the former chair of the Commission on “Art and Cartography” of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). Finally, I am the graduate program director of the Master of Environmental Assessment and I have been actively involved in implementing a flying less policy in the department of Geography, Planning and Environment.