Tyler McCreary

Assistant Professor & Colloquium Director

Bellamy 309


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, colonialism and racialization, environmental justice, political ecology, legal geographies, labor geographies

Research Activities

-The multi-scalar and multi-jurisdictional governance of hydrocarbon development in North America
-Indigenous peoples and oil pipeline projects in Northwestern Canada
-Representations of Indigenous culture in the regulatory review of an LNG Project in British Columbia, Canada
-Representations of Indigenous peoples and the environment in historical ethnographic film
-Indigenous historical relationships to urbanization in the Canadian Northwest
-Settler colonialism and the city in the Northern Plains

Selected Publications

McCreary, T., S. Mills, & A. St-Amand. 2016. Lands and Resources for Jobs: How Aboriginal Peoples Strategically Use Environmental Assessments to Advance Community Employment
Aims. Canadian Public Policy 42(2): 212-223.

Murnaghan, A. M. & T. McCreary. 2016. Projections of Race, Nature, and Ethnographic Childhood in Early Educational Cinema at the National Museum of Canada. Geografiska Annaler Series B: Human Geography 98(1): 37-53.

McCreary, T. 2014. The Burden of Sovereignty: Court Configurations of Indigenous and State Authority in Aboriginal Title Litigation in Canada. North American Dialogue 17(2): 64-78.

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.

Mills, S. & T. McCreary. 2013. Negotiating Neoliberal Empowerment: Aboriginal People, Educational Restructuring, and Academic Labour in the North of British Columbia, Canada. Antipode 45(5): 1298-1317.

McCreary, T. 2013. Mining Aboriginal Success: The Politics of Difference in Continuing Education for Industry Needs. Canadian Geographer 57(3): 280-288.

Courses Taught

GEO1400 Human Geography
EVR4314 Energy & Society
GEO4421/GEO5425 Cultural Geography
GEO5058 Survey of Geographic Thought
GEO5417 Race and Place
GEO5934 Labor Geographies