Visiting Scholars and Post Docs

The HGIS lab welcomes visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows. Contact the lab director for more information.

 Past Fellows

Josh MacFayden


Josh MacFadyen served as a Postdoctoral Fellow for the lab’s Sustainable Farm Systems Project September 2014 – August 2015. He is now a Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. In addition to his new position at ASU, Josh will continue to work on the SFS team, applying the new methods of socio-ecological metabolism and particularly the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) models developed by the SFS team.

Elizabeth Scott


Dr. Elizabeth A. Scott held the University of Saskatchewan Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the HGIS Lab in 2015 where she worked with Dr. Jim Clifford on the London Ghost Acres, 1850-1919 project. Her research focused broadly on the history of commodity extraction and the role of the Royal Botanical Gardens in British Ceylon in the late nineteenth century. Dr. Scott has now joined the Department of History at the University of Prince Edward Island as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Chilton. The two-year research appointment will forge long-range historical connections between medical inspection, poverty, and socio-political anxiety in Britain and Canada.