Samantha Thompson

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2018-present   Ph.D. Student
University of Washington: Geography. Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Elwood.

2018   Master of Arts
Simon Fraser University: Geography. Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene McCann.
Thesis: ‘It’s yours’: Tenant experiences of home and care in women’s non-profit housing.
Committee: Dr. Eugene McCann, Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl.

2016   Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction)
Simon Fraser University: History major, Geography minor.
Certificate in Urban Studies.

2015   University of Nottingham: Study Abroad semester.

2012   Associate of Arts
Capilano University: Global Stewardship.

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2018   CWAG 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award (Canadian Women and Geography study group, CAG). Paper title: Affordable housing? A feminist interpretation of housing shortages and class crises.

2018   SFU Graduate Student Society Professional Development Grant (Simon Fraser University).

2018     Jennifer Fluri and Amy Trauger Student Essay Competition winner (with the Place + Space Collective). Paper title: Care-full friendships? Resisting the neoliberal university through solidarity collectives.

2017   Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development (Simon Fraser University).   

2017   Department of Geography Graduate Fellowship (Simon Fraser University).

2017   Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).

2015   BOMA Undergraduate Scholarship in Urban Studies (Simon Fraser University).

2015   International Mobility Award (Simon Fraser University).

2015   Dean’s Honour Roll (Simon Fraser University).

2014   Dean’s and President’s Honour Roll (Simon Fraser University).

2013   Dean’s and President’s Honour Roll (Simon Fraser University).

2013   West Coast Area Bursary (Girl Guides of Canada.)

2009   National Scholarship (Girl Guides of Canada.)

2009   B.C. Council Bursary of Honour (Girl Guides of Canada.)

2009   Excellence Scholarship (Capilano University).

TEACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018-present   Teaching Assistant, University of Washington
Courses:
Geography 230—Geographies of Global Inequality (Fall 2018)

2016-present   Editorial Assistant, SAGE Publications.

2017   Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, with the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative. Under supervision of Dr. Eugene McCann.

2016-2018   Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University.
Courses:
Geography 327—Geographies of Tourism (Fall 2016.)
Geography 362—Urban Built Environments (Spring 2017.)
Geography 362—Urban Built Environments (Spring 2018.)
Geography 387—Geography and Gender (Summer 2018.)

2015   Researcher and producer, Vancouver Historical Tours: This City is Ours—A history of contentious space in Vancouver, Simon Fraser University. (See Projects for details).

2014   Research Assistant, Coalition of Progressive Electors.

2013   Co-organizer and curriculum development, Am I Canadian? Defining our Values public dialogue, Simon Fraser University. (See Projects for details).

ACADEMIC & UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2018-2019   Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington.

2017-2018   President, Geography Graduate Association, Simon Fraser University.

2016-present   Co-founder and member, Place + Space Collective (interdisciplinary academic solidarity collective), Simon Fraser University.

2016-2017   Graduate Students Representative, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University.

2016-2017   Secretary, Geography Graduate Association, Simon Fraser University.

CONFERENCES & PROGRAMS

Organizer

2018   Faculty of Environment Graduate Research Day, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2018   The Geography Graduate Association’s Graduate Workshop Series, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2017   Strategies for Solidarity: a mini-conference on forming collectives in the neoliberal academy (co-organizer with the Place + Space Collective). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2017   Department of Geography’s Teaching Assistant Training Workshop (event organizer and workshop facilitator.) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2016   Walking tour co-designer and facilitator, Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada.
Walking tour: This City is Ours: a history of contentious space in Vancouver (Adapted from Vancouver Historical Walks).

Presenter or Attendee

2018   Urban Studies 665: Urban Housing Policy (invited lecture). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Lecture: Finding Home: tenant experiences of home and care in women’s non-profit housing.

2018   Geography 387: Gender and Geography (invited lecture). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Lecture: Geographies of care.

2018   Faculty of Environment Graduate Research Day (presenter). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Presentation: Care-full homes?: Producing home and care in non-profit housing for women.

2018   Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (presenter). New Orleans, United States.
Presentation: More than shelter: Producing home and care in non-profit housing for women. 

2018   Power at the Margins: Mobilizing Across Housing Injustice (presenter). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States.
Presentation: More than shelter: producing home in Vancouver’s non-profit women’s housing.

2018   Department of Geography Graduate Research Day (presenter). Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Presentation: More than shelter: producing home in Vancouver’s non-profit women’s housing.

2017   Critical Geographies mini-conference (presenter.) University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada.
Presentation: Whose Priorities, Whose Knowledge, Whose Projects? Navigating Community and Institutional Relationships within Activist-Oriented Research (presented with Magnus Nowell, and the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society).

2017   Feminism and anticapitalism graduate seminar (participant.) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2017   Bridging Gaps: Making Connections Through Social Research–Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (presenter.) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Presentation: Processes for Forming Cross-Disciplinary Solidarity Collectives (presented with the Place + Space Collective).

2017   Doing Urban Studies Differently workshop (participant.) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2016   Critical Geographies mini-conference (presenter.) University of Washington, Seattle, United States.
Presentation: Home-making?: a feminist analysis of the production of home and contemporary housing forms.

2015   Critical Geographies mini-conference (attendee.) Portland State University, Portland, United States.

2014   Critical Geographies mini-conference (attendee.) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2013   Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Topic: Conflict and Governance.

2010-2015   Canadian University Press National Conference (newspaper delegate.) Edmonton, Montreal, Victoria, Toronto, Canada.

2010   World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Young Women’s World Forum on Millennium Development Goals (Canadian delegate.) Oxford, United Kingdom.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIPS

2017-present   Member, American Association of Geographers.

2016   Instructional Skills Certificate, Simon Fraser University.

2016-present   Member, Canadian Association of Geographers.

2016-2018   Member, Critical Geographies of Policy Reading Group, Simon Fraser University.

SELECTED WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2001-2018   Provincial liaison and unit guider, Girl Guides of Canada

2012-2016   Children and youth program instructor, Champlain Heights Community Association.

2013-2016   Executive editor, The Runner Newspaper, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

2010-2013   Board of directors, citizenU (anti-racism and anti-discrimination program supporting youth), City of Vancouver.

2009-2013   Editor-in-chief and editor, The Capilano Courier, Capilano University.

2009-2012   Committee member, Capilano Students’ Union, Capilano University (Women’s Collective, Social Justice Committee).

2009-2011   Volunteer, B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

A full CV PDF is available via email request. 

-updated October 2018-