Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment at WWU
Dr. Rossiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies. He received his PhD in Geography from York University in Toronto, Canada in 2005. A broadly-trained cultural-historical geographer, Rossiter teaches courses on human geography, geographies of Canada, natural resource spaces, and post-colonial landscapes; his research focuses on contested lands and resources in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest. His past research projects have explored the human geographies and political ecologies of: early industrial forestry in BC; anti-logging campaigns in BC; the intersection of aboriginal claims and environmental politics in both BC and Washington State; and the spaces of the BC-WA border. He is currently in the midst of a multi-year research project investigating historical geographies of nature and recreation in the mountainous North Shore region of Vancouver, BC. In the spring of 2011, Rossiter was appointed to a four year term as Editor of American Review of Canadian Studies.