Rae St. Clair BRIDGMAN
Rae St. Clair Bridgman is the Acting Head of the Department of City Planning, at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). Her ethno-graphic studies of homelessness among women and men in Canada, youth homelessness, and innovative housing models for rehousing the homeless have been published internationally. Her research also explores child-friendly cities.
She is the author of Angel: Homeless in Toronto (2016) and Jimmy Tattoo: Homeless on the Streets of Toronto (2016), StreetCities: Rehousing the Homeless (University of Toronto Press, 2006), Safe Haven: The Story of a Shelter for Homeless Women (University of Toronto Press, 2003), co-author of Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness (Berghahn Books, 1999), and co-editor of Feminist Fields: Ethnographic Insights (University of Toronto Press, 1999). She has been the recipient of a number of major research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and is Co-director of the Winnipeg architecture and planning firm BridgmanCollaborative Architecture.
She is also a practicing visual artist with many arts grants and exhibitions to her name, and the author and illustrator of books for children and young adults. Visit www.raebridgman.ca.