Term Instructor
Environment and Geography
254 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2


Academic Background

Doctorate, University of Amsterdam (2015)- Fisheries / Political Geography
Master of Science, The University of Tromso- Arctic University of Norway (2004)- International Fisheries Management
Master of Science, Annamalai University, (2002)- Marine Biology and Oceanography
Bachelor of Science, Madras Christian College, (2000)- Zoology


EER 1000 A02- Earth a User's Guide
ENVR 3160 A01- Environmental Responsibilities and the Law
ENVR, GEOG 4050 A01/ GEOG 7010 T01 – Ecosystem Management
ENVR, GEOG 3850 K01- Sustainable Manitoba
ENVR 3250 A01-Environmental Assessment

Teaching Interests

My teaching interest is in topics that require an inter-disciplinary understanding. My academic interests broadly lie in the disciplines of fisheries, environmental law and management, political geography and natural resource governance.

Recent and Significant Publications

Scholtens J., Song A.M., Stephen J., Chavez C.G., Bavinck M., Sowman M. 2019. Transdisciplinary Engagement to Address Transboundary Challenges for Small-Scale Fishers. In: Chuenpagdee R., Jentoft S. (eds) Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance. MARE Publication Series, vol 21. Springer, Cham

Mather, C., Johnsen, J. P., Sonvisen, S., Sridhar, A., & Stephen, J. 2017. Introduction to the themed issue-Poststructural approaches to fisheries. Maritime Studies, 16(1), 20

Song, A. M., Scholtens, J., Stephen, J., Bavinck, M., & Chuenpagdee, R. 2017. Transboundary research in fisheries. Marine Policy, 76, 8-18.

Stephen, J., & Menon, A. 2016. Fluid territories: Rethinking state territorialisation in Palk Bay, South Asia. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift-Norwegian Journal of Geography, 70(5), 263-275.

Menon, A., Bavinck, M., Stephen, J., & Manimohan, R. 2016. The Political Ecology of Palk Bay Fisheries: Geographies of Capital, Fisher Conflict, Ethnicity and Nation State. Antipode, 48(2), 393-411