Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
2016 — : PhD, Geography, University of British Columbia
2013-2015: M SocSci, Geography, National University of Singapore
2009-2013: B SocSci (Hons), Geography (and English Literature), National University of Singapore
I am an urban and economic geographer who approaches cities and their global connections, broadly conceived, through registers of political economy. I am also the Student Representative for both the AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group (2018 – ) and the AAG Asian Geography Specialty Group (2018 – ).
Situated in debates on global urbanism, critical urban theory, and geographical political economy, my PhD dissertation examines the urban ‘solutions’ industry. It seeks to understand the normalization of ‘best practice’ in relation to the amorphousness of the ‘urban’. I am currently on fieldwork, undertaking a year-long, multi-sited ethnography of the global urban policy network across the porous categories of North and South.
I use this website mainly as a digital repository both to catalog media I find interesting, and to store photographs of the pleasures and whimsies of urban landscapes I encounter while walking through cities.