Jeff Gagnon

Jeff obtained his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. His dissertation: Tactical Dramaturgies: Urban Space, Ambient Informatics, and the Performance of Protest in order to develop an analysis of protest tactics employed by digitally-enabled resistance groups in North America. Jeff’s work is enthusiastically multidisciplinary, intersecting with performance studies, digital humanities, and critical geography in order to engage with technology within the context of  place-based resistance, decolonial thinking, and economic justice. Jeff’s current research work: No Cloud Without Sky is an investigation into mobilizations for spectrum sovereignty and a reconsideration of the relationship between cyberspace, material territory, and settler-colonialism.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Jeff taught high school in Northern Ontario and has since worked as Research and Digital Publishing fellow at The Theatre Times, Online Editor at Theatre Research in Canada (TRiC), and as Education Specialist (French Language Program) at


No Cloud Without Sky – Spectrum Sovereignties

The FLOURISH Collective is supported in part by funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund,
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto Connaught Fund