StudentDwell+ Speaker Bios 

Lisa Freeman
Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic U

Dr. Lisa Freeman is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching intersects in the fields of socio-legal studies, human geography and urban planning. Her research focuses on questions of law and regulation in the city, the relationship between gentrification and the suburbanization of poverty, and the role of municipal government in regulating low-income housing. Dr. Freeman is currently finishing a book on the regulation of rooming houses in Toronto (Fernwood Publishing). This book explores how Toronto’s Rooming House Bylaw impacts inner suburban tenants and the landscape of affordable housing in Toronto. Her additional research includes: a study on public libraries and urban governance in Western Canadian cities and several collaborative research projects on housing, homelessness, and inter-governmental jurisdiction in the Northwest Territories. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, B.C) and is a full-time faculty member in the Criminology Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, B.C).

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