Marc Calabretta

MA Candidate – Geography and Planning


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.


SSHRC graduate studies masters scholarship


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.

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