University of British Columbia, 1984, MA, PhD
University of Toronto, BSc, Honours
Canada Research Chair in Care Economies and Global Labour
My research focuses mainly on labour precarity, global migration and new geographies of care. I have a long history of working in multiple modalities of inclusive scholarship and co-production of knowledge, including the media of film, art installation, and theatrical performance. My book with Caleb Johnston (Migration in Performance: crossing the colonial present, 2019) describes the travels of our testimonial play, performed in Vancouver (2009), Berlin HAU1 (2009), Manila (PETA, 2013; in collaboration with Migrante International, 2014), Whitehorse (2015), and Winnipeg (2019). Collaborative research with migrant organisations on temporary foreign worker programs continues, and new projects are underway: one, a critical assessment of new geographies of care for aging persons, including outsourcing and automation; another (with Rafi Arefin) on housing (in)justice in the face of weather effects/climate change.
Klein, N. Krombein, A. Modrovic, Z. Patterson, R. Arefin, M. R. and G. Pratt. 2023. Renters Face Another Hot Summer with Scant Protections. The Tyee March 30. https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2023/03/30/Renters–Summer–Scant–Protections
Rose–Redwood, R. Sheppard, E. Pratt, G. Roberts, S. Read, M. R. and C. Fuhriman. 2022. Ethics and Geography–Military Nexus: Responses to Wainwright and Weaver. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 112 (7). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2022.2042182
Molinari, N. and G. Pratt. 2022. Seniors’ Long-term Care in Canada: a continuum of soft to brutal privatisation. Antipode 54(4): 1166-1187. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12711
Banta, V. and G. Pratt. 2022. Surplused in Dubai: Filipino professionals as surplus entrepreneurs. Geoforum 126: 471- 482. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.05.022
Oswin, N. and G. Pratt. 2021. Critical Urban Theory in the ‘Urban Age’: Ruptures, Tensions and Critical Solidarities. International Journal of Urban and International Research 45(4): 585-596. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13023.
Katz, C. and G. Pratt. 2021. Chatting about ‘Birthing Across Borders’. Dialogues in Human Geography 11(3): 385-390. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/20438206211020213
Pratt, G. and C. Johnston. 2021. Dementia, Infrastructural Failure, and New Relations of Transnational Care in Thailand. Transactions of the IBG 46(3): 526-539. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12445
Johnston, C. and G. Pratt. 2021. Travelling Intimacies, translation and betrayal in a creative geography. Cultural Geographies 28(2): 417-428. doi: 10.1177/1474474021993416
Pratt, G. Zell, S. Johnston, C. and H. Venzon. 2020. Performing Nanay in Winnipeg: Filipino Labour Migration to Canada (Creative Intervention). Studies in Social Justice 14(1), 55-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v2020i14.2224
Schwiter, K. Brütsch, J. and G. Pratt. 2020. Sending Granny to Chiang Mai: debating global outsourcing of care for the elderly. Global Networks 20(1): 106-125. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12231
Johnston, C. and G. Pratt. 2019. Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present. London and New York: Routledge.
Johnson, K. Pratt, G. and Johnston, C. 2019. Filipinos settle in the Canadian North: unsettling a gendered frontier. Gender, Place and Culture 26(5): 680-699. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2018.1541868