Tiger Hills

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

Supervisors: Professor Fiona McConnell and Dr Alex Vasudevan

Constituting and contesting urban displacements: the political geographies of parks in Vancouver

Academic Profile

Tiger began her DPhil in October 2021. An urban and political geographer, her research examines the intersection between settler-colonialism, law, governance, and urban public space, and is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. With a focus on Vancouver, her fieldwork involves archival and community-based methods, conducted in collaboration with civil societies in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Her research interests span themes of social and environmental justice, homelessness, Indigeneity and reconciliation, and urban policy. Tiger is a co-founder of the Spatial Action Lab, a research collaborative which facilitates participatory workshops and knowledge exchange between University and local stakeholders around issues related to spatial injustice in Oxford.

Tiger holds an MSc with distinction in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Examiner's Prize for highest overall achievement. Before this, Tiger completed a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford and was a Geography teacher at a secondary school in North-East London.