Emma Jackson is a settler on Treaty 6 land, where she is an MA candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include feminist political economy, transnational migration, and geographies of resource extraction. Her MA thesis is investigating live-in caregivers' experiences of the Fort McMurray wildfire, and what said experiences reveal about increasingly neoliberal approaches to disaster recovery.
Emma has a degree in geography from Mount Allison University, and over four years experience as a student organizer with the Canadian fossil fuel divestment movement. She is also a research assistant at Parkland Institute for the SSHRC-funded Corporate Mapping Project, where she is investigating Canada’s nine largest oil, gas, and pipeline corporations.