Tyler McCreary

Assistant Professor

Bellamy 309


Dr. Tyler McCreary is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Florida State University. His research examines how Indigenous-settler relations configure the politics of land, labour, and community life. His research has analyzed themes such as how environmental governance processes address Indigenous relationships to the land; how Indigenous peoples interact with resource sector labour markets; and how processes of urban and regional governance impact Indigenous families living in towns and cities.


Ph.D. Geography, York University, 2014
M.A. Geography, University of Saskatchewan, 2007
B.A. Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, 2004

Research Interests

Geographies of race and indigeneity, geographies of science and technology, legal geographies, labor geographies, environmental justice, political ecology, infrastructure

Selected Publications


McCreary, T. 2018. Shared Histories: A History of Settler-Witsuwit’en Relations in Smithers, British Columbia, 1921-1967. Creekstone Press.

Dorries, H., R. Henry, D. Hugill, T. McCreary, and J. Tomiak (eds.). Forthcoming. Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West. University of Manitoba Press and Michigan State University Press.

Selected Journal Articles

McCreary, T. & R. Milligan. Forthcoming. A Comparative Urban Political Ecology of Liberal Recognition: Racial Capitalism, Settler Colonialism, and Environmental Governance in Vancouver and Atlanta. Antipode.

Pierce, J., M. Lawhon, & T. McCreary. Forthcoming. From Precarious Work to Obsolete Labour? Implications of Technological Disemployment for Geographical Scholarship. Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography.

Milligan, R. & T. McCreary. 2018. Between Kitimat LNG Terminal and Monkey Beach: Literary-Geographic Methods and the Politics of Recognition in Resource Governance on Haisla Territory. GeoHumanities 4(1): 45-65.

McCreary, T. & V. Lamb. 2014. A Political Ecology of Sovereignty in Practice and on the Map: The Technicalities of Law, Participatory Mapping, and Environmental Governance. Leiden Journal of International Law 27(3): 595-619.

McCreary, T. & R. Milligan. 2014. Pipelines, Permits, and Protests: Carrier Sekani Encounters with the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Cultural Geographies 21(1): 115-129.

Courses Taught

EVR4314 Energy & Society
GEO1400 Human Geography
GEO4280 Geography of Water Resources
GEO4421/GEO5425 Cultural Geography
GEO4505 Geographies of Oil
GEO5058 Geographic Thought
GEO5417 Race and Place
GEO5934 Labor Geographies