Tristan Laing is a scholar of political engagement. Over the years he has occupied various roles – Political activist focussed on injustices in Syria and Palestine, Co-op director, Ultimately unsuccessful PhD student, and core member of the long term faculty at the now defunct Theory and Philosophy summer school. He has currently dropped all pre-professorial pretensions and firmly occupies the ‘student’ role again by being currently enrolled in an Adult Education and Community Development Masters program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. His current research examines the effects of governance models on membership participation in student housing co-operatives.
He has various social media outlets, including perspecting on twitter, an out of date page at Acadamia.edu, and on Facebook his last name is the french spelling of the profession from which he feels thoroughly alienated [Philosophy].