There was a total solar eclipse on the day that Kate Newman was born. Although likely unrelated, she has had a particular affinity for night ever since.

Kate studies political theory, political economy, and urban politics. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, as well as a member of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought. She currently holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2014-2017) and a UVic President’s Research Award.

What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.Charles Baudelaire
Passionate about continental philosophy and contemporary political thought, Kate researches governmentalities and urban space. She is also interested in critical theory and in practices of urban citizenship.

Kate holds an MA in Political Science (2013) from the University of Victoria. In 2014, Kate had the opportunity to attend the London Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. With support from SSHRC, Kate recently completed field research in London, where she held a Michael Smith CGS grant (2015-2016) at the UCL Urban Laboratory.

An urban creature by nature, Kate enjoys travelling and exploring cities. Of course, she has a deep love for cities at night; this informs her doctoral research, which focuses on the nocturnal city and government of urban spaces at night.

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.Rupert Brooke

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.Rupert Brooke

Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.Rupert Brooke

Publications

Publications

– Katherine Alexandra Newman, née Burnett
For copies of any publications that are not open access, please email kanewman@uvic.ca.

Journal Articles

Burnett, Katherine. 2014. “Commodifying Poverty: Gentrification and Consumption in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” Urban Geography 35(2): 157-176.

Newman, Lenore L. and Katherine Burnett. 2013. “Street Food and Vibrant Urban Spaces: Lessons from Portland, Oregon.” Local Environment 18(2): 233-248.

Book Chapters

Burnett, Katherine and Lenore Newman. 2014. “Urban Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Street Food in Canada and the United States.” In Street Food: Culture, Economy, Health, and Governance, edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, and Stefano Roberto Marras, 46-60. New York: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Newman, Katherine Alexandra. 2015. Review of Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism, by James D. IngramCanadian Journal of Political Science 48(1): 225-227.

Burnett, Katherine. 2015. Review of The Politics of the Encounter: Urban Theory and Protest under Planetary Urbanization, by Andy MerrifieldUrban Geography 36(3): 457-458.

Burnett, Katherine. 2015. Review of Global City Challenges: Debating a Concept, Improving the Practice, edited by Michele Acuto and Wendy SteeleInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(1): 175-176.

Burnett, Katherine. 2014. “Commodifying Poverty: Gentrification and Consumption in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” Urban Geography 35(2):157-176.

Newman, Lenore L. and Katherine Burnett. 2013. “Street Food and Vibrant Urban Spaces: Lessons from Portland, Oregon.” Local Environment 18(2): 233-248.

Burnett, Katherine and Lenore Newman. 2014. “Urban Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Street Food in Canada and the United States.” In Street Food: Culture, Economy, Health, and Governance, edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, and Stefano Roberto Marras, 46-60. New York: Rutledge.

Newman, Katherine Alexandra. 2015. Review of Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism, by James D. IngramCanadian Journal of Political Science 48(1): 225-227.

Burnett, Katherine. 2015. Review of The Politics of the Encounter: Urban Theory and Protest under Planetary Urbanization, by Andy MerrifieldUrban Geography 36(3): 457-458.

Burnett, Katherine. 2015. Review of Global City Challenges: Debating a Concept, Improving the Practice, edited by Michele Acuto and Wendy SteeleInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39(1): 175-176.