Laura Shillington


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

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