Josh Lepawsky

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X9

Office: AA-5012
Tel: (709) 864-3098
Fax: (709) 864-3119

E mail: jlepawsk[at]mun[dot]ca


Globalization, Economy & Resources

Sustainable Communities & Regions

  • Technology, society & space
  • Geographies of electronics production, consumption, and disposal
  • Geographies of cyberspace and the Information Age
    Malaysia and Southeast Asia

I am fascinated by connections between geography, technological systems,
and their discards. Questions informing my current research include
where and how are contemporary discards made? Where do they travel and
where do their effects accumulate? Who gets what discards, where, how,
and under what conditions? I am also interested in how maintenance and
repair, broadly conceived, might offer both literal and figurative
lessons for figuring out how to live well together in permanently
polluted and always breaking worlds. More about my work can be found at:


  • BA (1996) in geography at the University of British Columbia  
  • MA (1999) in geography at Queen’s University
  • PhD (2005) in geography at the University of Kentucky



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