Adam Zendel, Human Geography PhD Candidate, Course Instructor

Azendel profile

Administrative Position:
Researcher at the Cultural Economy Lab

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
Master Or Art in Geography from The University of Toronto, 2014
Bachelor Of Arts in Urban Studies from The University of Calgary, 2012

Honours & Awards:
Joseph A. May Scholarship for Qualitative Research - 2014
University of Toronto Fellowship Stipend Award, University of Toronto - 2012
University of Toronto Fellowship Tuition Award, University of Toronto - 2012
Faculty of Arts, Deans List, University of Calgary - 2012
CIDA Students for Development Grant - 2011
Student Peer Bursary Award - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Jason Lang Memorial Scholarship - 2010, 2011, 2012

Contact Information:

Office: Cultural Economy Lab, Room 5029, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, U of T, M5S 3G3

Phone: (647) 936 – 3056


Research Interests:

  • Cultural Economy
  • Live Music Industry
  • Touring Music Industry
  • Urban Economic Geography
  • Cultural Industries
  • Precarious Labour

Broadly, I am interested in the livelihoods, identities and working conditions of cultural workers. My doctoral research explores the everyday life of touring musicians. I am particularly interested in how touring musicians and crew take care of themselves on the road, how they maintain relationships back home, and they come to understand themselves as workers.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces