About

I am Concordia University Research Chair in Consumption and Markets at John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. I was the 2011 recipient of Petro Canada Young Innovator Award in the Strategic Research Cluster “The Person and Society,” and 2012 recipient of the Sidney J. Levy Award. I was a visiting professor at Aalto University, University of Melbourne, University of Southern Denmark and Universite Paris-Est.

My research asks these broad questions: How do people build, make sense of and navigate within private and public spaces? How do classed and gendered experiences shape the way people relate to the material, social, and sensory world around them?

I am an Associate Editor at Journal of Consumer Research and  Consumption Markets and Culture. I also direct the Master’s Research Programs at John Molson School of Business.

My work has been funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Association for Consumer Research, Marketing Science Institute, and was featured in the Harper’s Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, WIRED, Psychology Today,  Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, The Star Phoenix, Canada.com, Le Devoir, L’Actualite, La Presse, Miller Mc-Cune (now called The Pacific Standard), Wisconsin Public Radio, CBC Radio, The Fader, Profit Magazine, Flavorwire, Isthmus Magazine, Yahoo News, LiveScience, numerous blogs and this music video by the Finnish electronica band The Cup (the hippest point of my existence!-ok maybe after Harper’s).

Right now I am only taking students very selectively since I already have committed myself to a number of students. I am interested in supervising PhD and MSc students and postdoctoral scholars that are serious about a sociological approach and pursuing topics closely related to my interests. Please check out this link, to see if you are a good fit, and drop me a line.

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