Wired trash bins

The Social Life of Waste

Dr. Kate Parizeau’s Research

Dr. Kate Parizeau is interested in research questions concerning the social context of waste and its management. Her research uses waste management practices as a lens through which to interrogate complex systems of social organization and human exchanges with the natural world.

Kate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph, where she teaches courses on social geography, urban issues, and international development.