Rafico Ruiz is the Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies at Trent University, as well as an FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and the History & Theory of Architecture from McGill University. He studies the relationships between mediation and social space, particularly in the Arctic and Subarctic; the cultural geographies of natural resource engagements; and the philosophical and political stakes of infrastructural and ecological systems. His work appears in the International Journal of Communication, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, and Communication +1, amongst others. In Spring of 2015, he was a visiting fellow at Leuphana University’s Centre for Digital Cultures.