Deborah Cowen

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Deborah Cowen is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto and a 2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow. Deb’s research explores the role of organized violence in shaping intimacy, space, and citizenship, most recently in the book The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade (2014). Deb was a collaborator on the National Film Board of Canada’s Emmy award winning HIGHRISE project. Active in community-based research and organizing in Tkaronto, Deb also serves on the board of the Groundswell Community Justice Trust Fund.