Dena Coffman, MA Student

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
B.A. Environment & Development, Minors Spanish & GIS - McGill University, 2016

Cross Appointments:
School of Environment - Collaborative Specialization

Honours & Awards:
University of Toronto:
Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG) Field Study Award - 2019
Student Research Travel Award - Dept. of Geography & Planning - 2019

McGill University:
McBurney Latin America Fellowship - 2015

Christian Abizaid

Contact Information:

Sidney Smith Hall, Room 615

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

MA thesis focuses on flood-prone urban settlements, flood adaptation and livelihoods in the context of a state-sponsored resettlement project in the Peruvian Amazon.

  • Urban informality in Latin America
  • Urban livelihoods
  • Environmental change, risks & adaptations
  • Resettlement/relocation policies
  • Peruvian Amazon
  • GIS, remote sensing & critical GIS

Teaching This Academic Year:

Teaching Assistant:

GGR373H1F: Advanced GIS

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Nature, Society and Environmental Change, Political Ecology