Sage Ponder

Assistant Professor
College PAAC

Bellamy 305
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Ph.D. Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2017
M.Sc. Economic History, Lund University, Sweden, 2010
B.A. Political Science, minor in Political Economy, Portland State University, 2008

Research Interests

Municipal debt; urban social reproduction; infrastructure; geographies of racialization; urban social movements; just socio-ecological transitions; socio-spatial theory; political economy

Selected Publications

Ponder, CS. Spatializing the Municipal Bond Market: Urban Resilience under Racial Capitalism, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, forthcoming

Ponder, CS. Mikael Omstedt. The Violence of Municipal Debt, Geoforum, online first,

Ponder, CS. Andrew Longhurst. Margaret McGregor. Contracting-Out Care: The Socio-Spatial Politics of Nursing Home Care at the Intersection of British Columbia’s Labor, Land, and Capital Markets, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space,