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Dr. Mark Stoller

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography and Planning

613-533-6000 ext. 77117

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room E307

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I was born and raised in Toronto, where I studied at the University of Toronto. I later completed a Master’s degree (History) at McMaster in Hamilton, and a PhD (Geography/Political Science) at UBC in Vancouver. Before committing to academia full-time, I worked as a graphic designer and Web developer in California, New York, and Toronto. Outside of work, I play music, cook, and build stuff from wood in my garage. My specialty is overly-ambitious projects that take months to complete and create giant messes.

I am a settler to Turtle Island with ancestry rooted in 17th French settlers and 20th century Jewish migrants. I live in Kingston with my partner, Carolyn, and our dog, Lucy.

•    BA Honours, History, University of Toronto
•    MA, History, McMaster University
•    PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies (Geography/Political Science), University of British Columbia

•    Personal website:
•    Nanivara Oral History Project:

Research Interests:
My research examines historical and political geographies of northern Canada, currently with a focus on youth research in Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Much of my recent work has been in Gjoa Haven, where I work with Inuit youth to record and share local histories and stories. My dissertation, What the Border Divides: Settler Geographies and the Making of the Northwest Territories, is a history of the division of the Northwest Territories as examined through Dene political mobilization of the 1970s and 1980s. In my work, I draw inspiration from settler colonial studies, northern studies, environmental and historical geography, and political geography.

Graduate Supervision:
I am interested in supervising students (Master’s and Doctoral) in a variety of areas relating to political and historical development and growth, especially (but not limited to) northern regions. Please email me to connect or inquire about funding.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 164kB)