Daniel Manson

Dr. Daniel Manson’s research in both France and Canada examines how larger debates about belonging and citizenship are increasingly being played out spatially through localized battles over housing, healthcare, mobility, and other basic rights. His current research utilizes anthropological and community-based participatory action research methods to explore the overlapping individual, social, structural, and institutional dynamics that shape young people who use drugs’ experiences of modular and supportive housing across time. A key focus is on how urban young people who use drugs navigate experiences of homelessness and housing in relation to regular encounters with other kinds of services and systems. Daniel is working in collaboration with young people who use drugs to create new knowledge that will directly inform ongoing efforts to generate innovative substance use care and housing services for young people in Vancouver.