Chris Erl - Curriculum Vitae

Current as of August, 2018


Education

Ph.D. Geography (candidate) – McGill University, Montreal, ongoing

M.Pl. Urban Development (Urban Planning) – Ryerson University, Toronto, 2016

M.A. Work and Society (Labour Studies) – McMaster University, Hamilton, 2013

Hon B.A. Political Science and History – McMaster University, Hamilton, 2012


Teaching Experience

Instructor

  • Geography 316: Political Geography, McGill University (September – December 2018)

Teaching Assistant

  • Geography 420: Memory, Place, and Power, McGill University (January – April, 2018)

  • Geography 316: Political Geography, McGill University (September – December 2017)

  • Geography 217: Cities in the Modern World, McGill University (January – April 2017)

  • Geography 316: Political Geography, McGill University (September – December 2016)

  • Labour Studies 1C03E: Voices of Work, Resistance, and Change, McMaster University (September – December 2012)

 


Journal Articles

Erl, Chris (2017). “Swearing Allegiance to No Crown: Thoughts on the Lost Histories of Municipal Radical Politics,” Historical Geography, vol. 45, pp. 140 – 143.

 


Conference Presentations

“There’s a Party at City Hall: Political Party Organization and Candidate Diversity in Canadian Municipal Elections”

  • American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April 2018

  • Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, York University, Toronto, April 2017

  • Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship Graduate Student Conference, Quebec City, March 2017

“Where Women Stand: Female Parliamentary Candidate Selection in Canada”

  • Poster - American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., April, 2017 (non-presenting contributor)

“Lost Histories and Municipal Politics: Reflections at the 150th Anniversary of Confederation”

  • Canada@150 Roundtable, Historical Geography Working Group, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, York University, Toronto, April 2017


Research Papers

In Progress

“There’s a Party at City Hall: Political Party Organization and Candidate Diversity in Canadian Municipal Elections”, - Ph.D. dissertation, supervised by Dr. Benjamin Forest (completion TBD)

Completed Research Papers

“‘Hiding in the bushes’: The Social and Political Dynamics in Near-Campus Communities and the Case of Student Housing in Hamilton, Ontario," - Graduate Final Research Project, supervised by Dr. Jackie Begley (April, 2016)

 “‘You Know What We Stand For’: The Divisions, Personalities, and Experiments of Organized Labour in Hamilton’s Municipal Elections, 1933 – 1985,” - Graduate Final Research Project, supervised by Dr. Don Wells (August, 2013)

“Mothers and Writers and Reds: Women in Hamilton Municipal Politics from 1931 to 1963,” - Undergraduate Final Research Project, supervised by Dr. John Weaver (April, 2012)


Grants, Awards, Scholarships

Grants

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2018 – 2021) Doctoral Award - $80,000 CDN

Awards and Scholarships

  • Ryerson University Class of 2011 Studio Award (2016) - $500 CDN

  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (2016) - $2,000 CDN

  • Winner of the 1st Annual Ontario Professional Planning Institute Case Study Competition (2015)

  • Ryerson University Entrance Scholarship (2014) - $4,000 CDN

  • McMaster University Graduate Entrance Scholarship (2012) - $3,000 CDN


Professional Associations

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Geographers

  • Member of the American Association of Geographers

  • Member of the American Political Science Association

  • Student member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship


Extracurricular Activities

President, McGill University Geography Graduate Society (2018 – Present)

Guest pundit, Cable 14 Hamilton’s City Matters (2016 – 2017)

Member of the Hamilton LGBTQ+ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (2012 – 2016)

Member of Hamilton Participatory Budgeting Organizing Committee (2013, 2015)

Chair, Hamilton Pride (2014)

Candidate, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board of Trustees (2013, 2014)

Faculty Representative, McMaster Student Union (2011 – 2012)

Member of the McMaster Silhouette Editorial Board (2010 – 2011)

Community Columnist, Hamilton Mountain News (2007 – 2010)