David Butz

Department of Geography

David Butz

Department of Geography
Brock University
phone: 905-688-5550, ext. 3205

Core faculty member in the graduate programs in Geography, Social Justice and Equity Studies and Popular Culture



Studies in Social Justice


Editorial Board Member:

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies


ERDKUNDE: Archive for Scientific Geography



Research Interests

  • social and cultural geography
  • qualitative research design
  • community level social organisation in northern Pakistan
  • road construction and social change in the global south
  • transport labour in the Karakoram/Hindu-Kush/Himalaya
  • reggae music and spatiality


Graduate Student Supervision


**Seeking MA Students**

I am seeking serious students who are interested in completing an MA degree in social or cultural geography to work with me in the following areas:


Current and Ongoing Research Projects

Living with Unexpected Inaccessibility in Gojal, Northern Pakistan: A Case Study of the Effects of the Atta Abad Landslide

A Material Ethnography of the Shimshal Road, Gojal, Pakistan

Portering Relations and Transcultural Interaction in Northern Pakistan

The Shimshal Nature Trust

The Constitution of Spatiality in Reggae Music



Publications related to work in Pakistan

Publications related to reggae music research

Other publications


David Butz
David Butz