Karly Coleman

Doctor of Philosophy

Supervisor: Dr. Arlene Oak

Dissertation Title: Developing and debating bicycle lanes: People, streets, and talk.

City streets can become contested spaces when new types of material infrastructures, such as bike lanes, are retrofitted into them. I examine public talk about streets retrofitted for bicycle lanes for how it features descriptions and judgments of people and material infrastructures in ways that link to underlying conceptions of moral order. This research is significant for its concern with how sociability (social interaction / communication) is directly linked to the material conditions of the urban environment.

Publications or other research contributions 

Coleman, K. (2017). The bathtub. Phenomenology & Practice, 11(1)