Rob Shields, University of Alberta

Arts and Design Professor Sociology Edmonton, Alberta rshields@ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-0488

Bio/Research

Before being awarded the Tory Chair, Dr. Shields was a Professor of Sociology and past Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. A Commonwealth Scholar, Rob Shields work spans architecture, planning and urban and regional geography. His interdisciplina...

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Bio/Research

Before being awarded the Tory Chair, Dr. Shields was a Professor of Sociology and past Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. A Commonwealth Scholar, Rob Shields work spans architecture, planning and urban and regional geography. His interdisciplinary research is in the areas of cultural studies, regional development and locative media in the Intermedia Research Studio and in the City-Region Studies Centre. Current research includes the late work of Jean-Francois Lyotard and of Jean Baudrillard, suburban retail, facilitating studies of nanotech research clusters and editing projects such as a ‘City-Regions in Prospect’ (with K. Jones and A. Lord), ‘Ecologies of Affect’ (with T. Davidson and O.Park), and a monograph on ‘Topologies of Space’.

Rob’s early career was in passive solar architectural design. He founded ‘Space and Culture’ an international peer-refereed journal.


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