Susan Christopherson: recent and upcoming activities
Susan Christopherson's new book, Re-making Regional Economies: Labor, Power and Firm Strategies in the Knowledge Economy (Routledge, 2007) focuses on barriers to regional economic development in the U.S. economy. She has also written numerous articles for academic journals on subjects ranging from labor standards to the competition between U.S. and Canadian regions for film and television production. Christopherson is collaborating with colleague Linda McDowell, professor of human geography and a professorial fellow of St. John's College. They are planning a joint Oxford-Cornell project on transforming work, involving conferences at Oxford (June 2008) and at Cornell (October 2008). The project emerged in conjunction with their membership on the editorial board of the Cambridge Journal on Regions, Economy and Society, a new journal sponsored by the Cambridge Journal of Economics.
She is the Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning at the University of Toronto, 2007-08 and will be giving a series of lectures at the University in September 2007 and March 2008.