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Visiting Professor: Political Economy, Carleton University, Canada

  Field of Specialization:                  Political Economy and Work and Labour Academic Unit:                               Political Economy Rank/Position Title:                       Visiting Professor – 2 positions Start Date:                                        Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Closing Date:                                   September 30, 2021 (for the Fall 2022 position) and January 30, 2022 (for the Winter 2023 position)   About the Position: The Institute of Political Economy at Carleton […]

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PhD Graduate Research Assistantship: RPV-EV co-adoption, University of Delaware, USA

An exciting opportunity for a prospective PhD student who matriculates at the University of Delaware, USA, to participate in a multi-institutional  3-year Department of Energy funded research project to better understand trends, barriers, motivations and catalysts to co-adoption of residential rooftop photovoltaics (RPV) and electric vehicles (EVs).  The research has three components: (1) semi-structured interviews […]

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Post-doctoral Associate (Project Manager; Assistant Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service), Rutgers University, USA

Recruitment/Posting Title Post-doctoral Associate (Project Manager; Assistant Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service) Department BSPPP – Dean’s Office Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary This is intended to be a renewable appointment with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON™). The successful candidate will work with a […]

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Assistant Professor: Climate Change and Human Migration, University of British Columbia, Canada

Geography – Assistant Professor (Climate Change and Human Migration) The University of British Columbia Following the UBC climate emergency declaration and the establishment of the Centre for Migration Studies, the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an […]

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Tenure-track position: Environmental economics, Harvey Mudd College, USA

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in environmental economics, beginning fall, 2022. We seek candidates who will teach five undergraduate courses per year, including at least one foundational course in economics; a writing-intensive first-year research seminar; and courses from within their […]

Community benefits from affordable housing as a human right

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    The right to adequate housing is considered a controversial topic, with many people globally lacking this basic human right. In Canada, Bill-C-97 containing the “National Housing Strategy Act” […]

Beyond the Gini coefficient to understand income inequality within and between regions

This blog was written for the RSA Blog Student Summer Series that will highlight graduate student success in regional studies across the globe throughout the summer.    Inequality is a broad concept. Over the last few decades, different disciplines and research fields have come up with distinct interpretations and concepts to reveal, track, explain, and […]

"Underground Politics" in Canadian Transnational Mining & Human Rights in the Philippines

The Government of Canada claims that existing Canadian mining practices are global models for responsible and sustainable mining. But is this the reality in local mining communities in underdeveloped nations?   Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Negligence Canada is commonly known for its diplomacy. Yet not many know that Canada is the world’s global mining […]

Jessie P. Poon

Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Regional Science from 2002 to 2006. She has published over 100 papers on multinational firms’ locational strategies, foreign direct investment, trade, and […]

COVID-19 implications on regional engagement and making connections

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland in Canada. Embedded in a rural region with diverse communities, individuals, organizations and industries, Grenfell Campus’ recently released strategic plan “Committing to Communities” responds to the special obligation that Memorial University has to the people of […]

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation gaining insight on COVID-19 impacts for rural Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic – and associated public health measures – continue to have unprecedented impacts on all communities and regions (rural and urban) across Canada. Community leaders, researchers, and agents of change have mobilized around resiliency, creativity, and compassion to address the local implications of this global health crisis. The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) […]

Brady Reid

Brady is working towards a Ph.D. in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His research interests intersect environmental stewardship, rural community development, and Indigenous self-determination in policy and development decision-making processes. As a settler (non-Indigenous) scholar with English/Mi’kmaw ancestry, Brady explores the roles and responsibilities of researchers engaging in community-based participatory […]

New blog editor explains why researchers should write blog posts - and not just to make his job easier.

First, I’d like to introduce myself…        …hi, I’m Brady – the new Blog Editor for the Regional Studies Association.   Get to know me I began to write about growing up in western Newfoundland, but figured it was easier to just share an image. My hometown, Corner Brook (below), is the regional […]

Welcome to our new Blog Editor

We would like to welcome our new Blog Editor, Brady Reid. Born and raised and currently living on the west coast of Newfoundland in eastern Canada, Brady maintains a strong commitment to his hometown and the surrounding rural region. This connection to his community permeates his work as an emerging rural scholar to ensure that […]

Join the RSA Today and receive a free book with your membership!

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 12th February 2021 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer, where you can get a free book worth up to £90.  See below for a full list of the books available. Please be aware that there are a limited number of free books […]

Can oil development work for Indigenous Peoples? Views from Borneo and Alaska

Earlier this year, I carried out fieldwork with the support of the RSA in Malaysian Borneo and on Alaska’s North Slope as part of my project investigating the impacts of land tenure on Indigenous land use decisions. In Malaysia, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are largely customary, meaning they are not formally codified into law. […]

Welcome to our new RSA Student Representative Board Member

We would like to welcome Tanya Chandra as our new RSA Student Representative Board Member. Tanya is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. She is part of the Urban-Rural Systems team at Future Cities Laboratory, focused on capturing the different territorial transformation taking place across Monsoon Asia. Her doctoral work focuses […]

New Fellows of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA)

The Regional Studies Association are delighted to announce the appointment of the new RSA Fellows (FeRSA) for 2021. RSA Fellows are individual members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association […]

Awards 2020

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who have graduated within the previous year. Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have […]

COVID-19 and Cottage Country: Exploring place, power, and policy in the ‘right to be rural’

Ashleigh Weeden is a rural futurist and PhD Candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph. Her work is focused on investigating place-based rural innovation, community capacity building, and public policy renewal. In addition to her current doctoral research, Ashleigh coordinates the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s Rural […]

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Webinar Pathways to a Green, Equitable, Covid-19 Recovery

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

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Webinar Whatever Happened to Uneven Development? in Conversation with Professor Jamie Peck and Dr Marion Werner

Open to all and free to attend, this webinar series aims to bring experts in the field of regional studies, science and policy to you. The webinar can be watched live but will also available on demand. The webinars will run live once a month and feature researcher and policymaker experts. They include time for […]

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