Laura Shillington, Ph.D., received her B.Sc.
(Geography, 1997) from the University of Victoria.
Following several years of working for environmental
non-governmental organizations in British Columbia and
then travelling, Laura completed a M.Sc. (Forestry 2002)
from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State
University. Her master’s degree research focused on
gender, household livelihoods and conservation practices
in Nicaragua. She worked in Washington, DC. as a
consultant in gender, environment and development. In
2007, she completed a Ph.D. in Geography from York
University. She held a postdoctoral fellowship in Mexico
City at the Instituto de Geografía, Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
Laura has taught Geography for eight years at York University, Carleton University and most recently, Concordia University, where she is adjunct faculty in the Department of Geography. Her teaching interests are primarily human-environment geography, in particular urban political ecology, and social-environmental justice. She has also taught research methods and feminist geographies. Laura joined the Geosciences Department at John Abbott in January 2013.
Courses at John Abbott College:
Introduction to Geography