Desirée Valadares is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is trained as a landscape architect (Guelph; Edinburgh) and an architectural historian (Berkeley). Valadares writes about land, territoriality and empire in Canada and the non-contiguous US. Her current book project focuses on the aftermath of Asian migration (wartime forced relocation) and Indigenous intersections in the Pacific through the lens of landscape preservation. Her second project studies infrastructural and labour histories of the Canada-Alaska border in wartime and the postwar era.