Evan Bowness

Research Interests


M.A. in Sociology, University of Manitoba
B.A. (honours) in Sociology, University of Manitoba


Evan's a visual sociologist and urban political ecologist working with Dr. Hannah Wittman. His research interests include food sovereignty, urban agriculture and agroecology, with fieldwork sites in Canada and Brazil.  He's taught a number of sociology courses at the University of Manitoba, including courses on visual methods and sociology and film. His work is funded by SSHRC, Mitacs and UBC.

Selected Publications

Kueneman, R. and E. Bowness. (2019). “The Social Context of Dispute Resolution and the Rise of 
Law” In Rick Linden (Ed.), Criminology: A Canadian Perspective. 9th Edition. Toronto:
 Nelson Education.

Bowness, E. and E. Comack. (2016). “Crime and Punishment: The More Things Change….” In Cy 
Gonick (Ed.), Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of
 Politics, Economics and Culture. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers.

Hudson, M. and E. Bowness (2014). “Directly and Adversely Affected: Public Participation in tar
sands development 2005-2014.” Calgary: Parkland Institute. http://s3-us-west-

Bowness, E. and M. Hudson. (2013). Sand in the Cogs? Power and Public Participation in the
 Albertan Tar Sands. Environmental Politics 23(1): 59-76. DOI: