Rachel Goffe is a geographer and a licensed architect. Her research lies at the intersections of place-making, livelihood and the state regulation of space. Broadly speaking, her work aims to understand transformations of the postcolonial state by examining the shifting boundary encircling formal relationships to land and livelihood. Her fieldwork focuses on the encounter between recent policy to curtail squatting and traditions of Black life that emerged through durable yet insecure possession of small parcels of land in Jamaica, where she is from originally. Dr. Goffe earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is an Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Toronto. ng.