Board of Directors, 2020–23
Jeff Derksen the Dean and Associate Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at SFU and an associate member of SFU’s Department of Geography. Following his doctoral work on globalization, national cultures, and multiculturalism, he worked on urbanism and globalization (with a focus on gentrification and the transformation of cities) and on the cultural and spatial aspects of the long neoliberal moment. In 2004, Jeff formed – with the artists Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber — the research collective, Urban Subjects, whose work on cities, militancy, and autogestion has been presented in the form of edited volumes, bookworks, curated exhibitions, public posters, situations and para-academic seminars. Jeff was a Fulbright fellow at City University of New York in 1999 and was later a research fellow at The Centre for Place, Culture and Politics (2001-2003) where he worked and collaborated with the geographer Neil Smith.