- BA (Mathematics and Statistics), Queen's University, 1996
- BA(H) (Sociology), Queen's University, 1997
- MA (Anthropology), Memorial University, 2000
- PhD (Anthropology), Memorial University, 2009
- Assistant Professor
- Graduate Coordinator
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (709) 864-8866
- Office: QC4021
Political ecology; science and technology studies; maritime anthropology; networks and globalization; commodities; multi-site ethnography; organizations and bureaucracy; multi-lateral environmental agreements; sustainable development; neoliberalism; risk; gambling; fisheries and aquaculture; offshore oil and gas; marine technology; Newfoundland and Labrador; North Atlantic.
Selected Publications & Presentations
- Davis, R. and K. Korneski. In a Pinch: Snow Crab and the Politics of Crisis in Newfoundland. Labour/Le Travail. 69. 119-146.
- The Emergence of the Global Whitefish: Commodity Substitution and the Politics of Fish Processing In Newfoundland. Presented as part of the panel "The Organization of Work and Politics in Marine Fisheries" at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Meetings. San Francisco, CA. November 14-18, 2012.
- A Fish by any Other Name: Examining the Role of Commodity Substitution in Newfoundland's Whitefish Processing Crisis. Presented at the the International Symposium: Rebuilding Collapsed Fisheries and Threatened Communities. Norris Point, NL. October 1-4, 2012.
- The Political Ecology of an Altered State: Ecosystem Complexity, Neoliberalism, and the Social Construction of Ocean Space in Newfoundland, Canada presented as part of the panel "The Conceptual Work of Ecology" at the 2011 American Anthropological Association Meetings, Montreal, QC, November 16-20, 2011.
- A Cod Forsaken Place: Fishing After the Fall in Newfoundland. Paper presented at the international conference: "Nature, Inc.: Questioning the Market Panacea in Environmental Policy and Conservation" in the Hague, Netherlands, June 30-July 2, 2011.
- Reconceptualizing Ecosystem Complexity: A New Emphasis. Paper presented at the MARE: People and the Sea VI Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 6, 2011.
- Immutable Mobiles and Mutable Subjects: Ocean Mapping and the Production of Silences. Paper presented as part of the "Hybrid Landscapes" session at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans, LA. November 17-21, 2010
- A Mari usque ad Mare: Ocean Governance as Nation-Building in Canada. Paper presented as part of the “Theorising the Sea” session at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Annual International Conference, London, UK, September 1-3, 2010.
- Eco-casino: Unpredictability and Affluence in the New North Atlantic. Paper presented at the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) 2010 Conference, Montreal, QC, June 1-3, 2010
- The Invisible Handler: Ecosystem Complexity and the Neoliberal State. Paper presented at the “A Brief Environmental History of Neoliberalism” Conference, Lund, Sweden, May 6-8, 2010.
- Lost at Sea: Ecosystem Management and the Politics of Uncertainty. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)
- Compromising Situations: Participation and Politics in the Sustainable Development of Canada's Oceans. PhD Dissertation (2009)
- Coasts Under Stress: Restructuring and Social-Ecological Health. R. Ommer, ed. Montreal, PQ: McGill-Queen's University Press. Co-authored with others involved in the Coasts Under Stress Research Project (2007)
- All or Nothing: Video Lottery Terminal Gambling and Economic Restructuring in Newfoundland. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 13(4): 503-531. (2006)
- From Orders to Borders: Toward a Sustainable Co-managed Lobster Fishery in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. Co-authored with J. Whalen and B. Neis. Human Ecology 34(6): 851-867. (2006)
- Development Eco-Logics: Power and Change in the Political Ecology of Arturo Escobar. Studies in Political Economy 70: 153-172 (2003)