Professor of Geography and Environmental Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Max Liboiron is an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she directs the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR), a feminist laboratory that studies marine plastic pollution. Liboiron’s research bridges the natural and social sciences in its investigation of how harmful yet invisible threats such as toxicants and marine plastics become visible in science and activism, and how these methods of representation relate to action.
Liboiron is managing editor of Discard Studies, an online forum for audiences interested in research on waste and pollution, and is a member of the Endocrine Disruptors Action Group, which advances critical discussions about the regulation, science, and monitoring of endocrine disrupting chemicals. She is also a leading member of the Global Open Science Hardware Movement (GOSH), which seeks to reduce barriers between creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of diverse forms of knowledge.