Josh Lepawsky

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X9

Office: AA-5012
Tel: (709) 864-3098
Fax: (709) 864-3119

E mail: jlepawsky[at]mun[dot]ca


Globalization, Economy & Resources

Sustainable Communities & Regions

  • Technology, society & space
  • Geographies of electronics production, consumption, and disposal
  • Geographies of cyberspace and the Information Age
    Malaysia and Southeast Asia

I am fascinated by connections between geography and technology, a theme I pursued in both my postgraduate degrees. My research involves mapping the international trade and traffic of electronic waste. Recently, I began turning my attention to a related set of research interests on the prospects and challenges of 'fair' or 'ethical' trade in rubbish electronics and recycling. More about this work can be found at Reassembling Rubbish, Worlding Electronic Waste, and Repairing Worlds.


  • BA (1996) in geography at the University of British Columbia  
  • MA (1999) in geography at Queen’s University
  • PhD (2005) in geography at the University of Kentucky




Department of Geography

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000