Marc Calabretta

MA Candidate – Geography and Planning

Biography

Marc is a Masters of Arts student in Geography at Queen’s University and joined the HEC Lab in the summer/fall of 2015. Marc has grown up across urban, suburban, and rural regioMarc Calabretta_Headshotns of Ontario before (un)settling in Kingston in 2011.

A graduate of the Global Development Studies B.A.H program at Queen’s University, his research interests are centered upon autonomy-oriented community development, community-based research, food sovereignty, political economic geography, and land-based studies. His interdisciplinary background affords him a variety of augmentations to apply, and question, within his work. Marc is looking forward to refining his research interests while a student with the HEC Lab.

Scholarships

2015
SSHRC graduate studies masters scholarship

Grants

2014
Queen’s Undergraduate Summer Student Research Fellowship—A Comparative analysis of slum redevelopment finance mechanisms across Mumbai, Manila, and Mexico City.

Supervisor: Dr. Susanne Soederberg—Department of Political Studies and Global Development Studies.

2013
Queen’s University/ Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) work-study partnership. City of Cape Town Urban Agriculture Unit, Cape Town, South Africa.