Samantha Thompson


I am a feminist urban geographer presently based in Seattle, Washington. I am currently enrolled in the University of Washington’s PhD program in Geography under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Elwood.

In 2018, I completed by Master of Arts in Geography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Eugene McCann. My thesis is titled, ‘It’s yours’: Tenant experiences of home and care in women’s non-profit housing. It uses a feminist geographical framework to explore relationships between the co-production of home and care work in women’s housing, with a focus on tenants’ experiences.

I am passionate about cities, housing, and care. I approach these issues from a intersectional, feminist perspective, with a focus on: women’s housing and experiences of the city, tenant organizing and advocacy, housing justice, urban politics and policy, critical geographies of home, community-focused research, feminist methodologies, and feminist politics, practices, and ethics of care.

I acknowledge that my research and education occurs on unceded Coast Salish land, on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver) and the territories of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Suquamish, and Tulalip nations (Seattle). It is important to do so because in recognizing the land we are on, we acknowledge that the land was stolen from these First Nations by settler colonizers, and as such these remain Indigenous lands.