Eliot Tretter

Eliot Tretter is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Undergraduate Advisor of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Calgary. He received his Doctorate from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and before coming to UofC, he was a Lecturer for many years in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tretter has written on a wide variety of subjects in urban geography, including housing, environmental racism, sustainability, smart cities, the knowledge economy, the political economy of culture, urban political ecology, and urban governance. His work has been published in urban studies and geography journals including Antipode, Society and Space, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Urban Studies He is author of Shadows of a Sunbelt City: The Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. His latest book project, tentatively titled Petrocity, explores the complex and contradictory effects of Canada's hydrocarbon extraction on Calgary's urbanization. He currently resides in Calgary and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland.