Invited Talks & Keynotes

2017.  Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Lecture in Urban Planning Series, Tuesday, April 18th, 2017  - Columbia University. Title: Queer urban  landscapes: Politics, social life and urban transformations

2017.  Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Faculty Research Workshop: Marriage Equality in Advanced Industrialized Democracies, March 30-April 1, 2017 - University of Pittsburgh.   Title: Transnational geographies of intransigence: freedom of speech and marriage equality in advanced industrialized democracies

2015. The Gay History Project, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Community forum, Toronto. 5th December.

2013. Hetero-activism in Canada: Contemporary resistances to LGBT equalities. Keynote, European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 5-7 September.


Select Recent Conference Papers

2017. Sexuality and Space 20+1 II: Building, panel discussion, American Association of Geographers, Boston, April 4-9th, 2017.

2017. Teaching sex ed in Ontario: parental rights, discrimination and opposing the LGBT 'agenda.' with Kath Browne, University of Brighton and Andrew Gorman-Murray, Western

Sydney University, submitted to the American Association of Geographers, Boston, April 4-9th, 2017.

2016. LGBT families and ‘motherless’ children: Tracking heteronormative resistances in Great Britain, Canada and Australia, with Kath Browne, University of Brighton and Andrew Gorman-Murray, Western Sydney University submitted to Royal Geographical Society, August 31 – Sept. 2, London, UK.

2016. Resisting recognition Down Under: towards understanding opposition to LGBT inclusion in Australia with Kath Browne, University of Brighton and Andrew Gorman-Murray, Western Sydney University submitted to the American Association of Geographers, Sexuality and Space Specialty Group, Pre-conference March 28-29, San Francisco.

2016. Where are we now? Contemporary queer urban space as assemblage with Andrew Gorman-Murray, Western Sydney University submitted for American Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting, San Francisco April 1-4.

2015. There goes the gaybourhood, Author meets critic panel, American Association of Geographers, Chicago 24-29 April.

2014. Teaching Geography of Canada (Roundtable) Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 29-30 May, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

2014. Post mo landscapes: identities, practices and place in Toronto. Sexuality Studies Association 2nd annual meeting, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 29-30 May 2014, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

2013. Hetero-activism in Canada: Contemporary resistances to LGBT equalities. Keynote, European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 5-7 September (based on the work with co-researcher Dr. K. Browne, University of Brighton).

2013. LBGT communities, identities and the politics of mobilities: Moving from visibility to recognition in contemporary urban landscapes, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray, University of Western Sydney, European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 5-9 September.

2013. Contemporary normativities Where we have ‘won’: resistances to LGBT equalities in Canada and the UK, co-authored with Dr. Kath Browne, University of Brighton, European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 5-9 September.

2013. LGBT neighbourhoods in transition: towards understanding urban change, co-authored with and presented by Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray, University of Western Sydney, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 1-4 July.

2013. Resisting Queer: Reinstating Heteronormativities co-authored and presented with Dr. Kath Browne, University of Brighton, American Association of Geographers, Los Angeles, C.A., 9-12 April.

2013. LGBT neighbourhoods and 'new mobilities': towards understanding transformations in sexual and gendered urban landscapes, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray, University of Western Sydney, and presented by Dr. Catherine Nash, American Association of Geographers, Los Angeles, C.A., 9-12 April.

2013. Resisting LGBT rights where 'we have won': Canada and England, co-authored and presented with Dr. Kath Browne, University of Brighton, International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 3-5 April.

2013. Lesbian spaces in transition: insights from Toronto and Sydney, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Gorman-Murray, University of Western Sydney, presented by Dr. Nash at the Lesbian Lives Conference, University of Brighton, 15-17 February.