Patrick DeDauw


Research Interests

  • Carceral Geography, State Restructuring, Uneven Development, Regional Economics, Colonialism, Racism, Political Economy, Community Organizing, Urban-Rural Continuities.

Dissertation Topic: Uneven Carceral Expansion and Economic Restructuring in Canada since the 1990s

Advisor: Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Patrick DeDauw is a researcher, writer, teacher, and prison & labor organizer from Canada. He has taught social sciences and urban studies at FU-Berlin and Queens College, CUNY. His dissertation tracks how a shifting and contested landscape of public and private investment has consolidated into the uneven development of Canada’s prison infrastructure and incarcerated population. His writing has been published in Upping the AntiThe Word is Out, and three edited volumes: Contours of the Illiberal State (Campus/University of Chicago Press 2019), Maritime Mobilities (Routledge 2018), and Grounding Logistics (Panama Verlag 2018). His research is supported by the Québec Research Fund (FRQSC), the Gittell Urban Studies Collective, and the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.