curriculum vitae

Tiffany Muller Myrdahl – cv
Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair (2012-2015)
Assistant Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Please contact me for a copy of my full CV

Research Interests
My research is concerned with social inclusion and social justice in the city. I examine the social and spatial processes that constitute and shape cities, and I study the relationship between space and place and subjectivity formation.

My research interests are located in the following areas:
  • Geographies of social difference (with an emphasis on gender and sexuality)
  • Feminist and queer theory
  • Interdisciplinary studies of oral history and public memory
  • Uneven urban development
  • Critical planning praxis
Academic positions
Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge (2008-2013)
Department of Women & Gender Studies
Associate Member, Department of Geography
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Visiting Assistant Professor, Macalester College (2007-08)
Department of Geography
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Community Faculty Member, Metropolitan State University (2005-07)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Instructor, University of Minnesota (2001-08)
-Composition Program, Department of English
-Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
-Department of Geography
-Master in Liberal Arts Program
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008
Contested Spaces of Women’s Sport (download the dissertation here)
Supervisors: George Henderson and Larry Knopp
Dissertation committee: Karen Till (Geography), Richa Nagar (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), and Doug Hartmann (Sociology)

M. Public Policy, University of Minnesota, 2002
Icy Contests: Intersections of Gender, Geography, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena for Women’s Hockey
Thesis advisor: Maria Hanratty (Public Affairs)
Thesis committee: John S. Adams (Geography) and Karen E. Till (Geography)

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
Areas of emphasis: History, Women’s Studies


Peer-reviewed Publications
Journal Articles
2013. Ordinary (small) cities and LGBQ lives. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 12, 279-304. Download the article here

2011. Politics ‘out of place’? Making sense of conflict in sport spaces. Leisure/Loisir: The Journal of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies, 35, 153-171. View abstract here

2011. Lesbian visibility and the politics of covering in women’s basketball game spaces. Leisure Studies, 30, 139-156. View abstract here

2009. ‘Family-Friendly’ without the double entendre: A spatial analysis of normative game spaces and lesbian fans. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13, 291-305. View abstract here

Muller, T. 2007. ‘Lesbian community’ in WNBA spaces. Social & Cultural Geography, 8, 9-27. View abstract here

Muller, T. 2007. Liberty for all? Contested spaces of women’s basketball. Gender, Place and Culture, 14, 197-214. View abstract here

Book Chapters
2011. “Queerying creative cities” in P. Doan, Ed. Queerying Planning: Challenging heteronormative assumptions and reframing planning practice, pp. 157-167. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. Publisher’s page

2010. “Producing gender-normative spaces in U.S. Women’s Professional Soccer” in S. Frank & S. Steets, Eds. Stadium Worlds: Football, Space and the Built Environment, pp. 195-212. London: Routledge. Invited chapter. Publisher’s page

Muller, T. 2006. “Contested terrain of the WNBA arena” in C. Aitchison, Ed. Sport and Gender Identities: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities, pp. 37-52. London and New York: Routledge.

Muller, T. & Shelley, F. M. 2006. “Gender, sport and geographic education” in F. M. Shelley & L. DeChano, Eds. The Geography-Sports Connection: Using Sports to Teach Geography, pp. 103-113. Pathways series, 33. Washington, D.C.: National Council for Geographic Education.

Select Book Reviews
2010. Review of Regina Kunzel. 2008. Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality. Environment & Planning D: Society and Space, 28, 184-185. Invited review.

Muller, T., Oswin, N., Elder, G., & Halberstam, J. 2007. Author Meets Critics: A Critical Engagement with Judith Halberstam’s In a Queer Time and Place. 2005. Social & Cultural Geography, 8, 929-938.

Muller, T. 2006. Review of Vertinsky, P. & J. Bale, (Eds). 2004. Sites of Sport: Space, place, experience. Gender, Place and Culture, 13, 99-100.

Select Funding
  • 2012, University of Lethbridge Faculty of Arts & Science Study Leave Award
  • 2011, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant
  • 2011, University of Lethbridge CREDO Grant
  • 2011, University of Lethbridge Internal SSHRC Grant
  • 2011, University of Lethbridge Research Fund
  • 2005-06, Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Research Fellowship in Women’s Studies
  • 2004-05, University of Minnesota Darrell Haug Davis Dissertation Fellowship

Select Conference Participation
Including paper presentations, panel discussant, and session organizer
  • Association of American Geographers (participated annually since 2003)
  • Canadian Association of Geographers (participated in 2002, 2003, 2010, 2012)
  • II European Geographies of Sexualities (participated in 2013)
  • International Conference of Critical Geography (participated in 2011)
  • National Women’s Studies Association (participated in 2009)
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (participated in 2003, 2004)
  • Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers (participated in 2004, 2011)
  • Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (participated in 2012)

Select Professional Service
Geographic Perspectives on Women (Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers)
  • Past-Chair (2012-14)
  • Chair (2011-12)
  • Vice-Chair (2010-11)
  • Secretary (2008-10)
Qualitative Methods (Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers)
  • Secretary (2012-14)
  • Board Member (2010-12)
  • Reviewer, Student Research Grant Competition (2008, 2012)
Sexuality & Space (Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers)
  • Co-Chair (2006-08)
  • Secretary (2003-06)
Select peer reviews
  • Ashgate (Human Geography)
  • Environment & Planning D: Society & Space
  • Gender, Place and Culture
  • Journal of Lesbian Studies
  • The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien