Martha Radice

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Coordinator (*on sabbatical)

Phone: working from home - please email
Mailing Address: 
Room 1119, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Urban studies
  • Space and place
  • Ethnicity
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Applied - action research
  • Canada
  • Quebec

Cross appointments

  • Canadian Studies
  • School of Planning


  • BA Hons, University of Sussex
  • MA, Université Laval
  • PhD, Insitut national de la recherche scientifique

Research interests

Martha Radice is a social anthropologist whose work focuses on the social, spatial and cultural dynamics of cities. Her ongoing areas of interest are urban anthropology, public space, public art and public culture, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, community and neighbourhoods, applied urban research, and ethnographic methods.  

Dr. Radice's current research explores carnival practices in New Orleans, for which she has been awarded a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive Fellowship (2017) and a SSHRC Insight Grant (2018-2023). She also worked with Jill Grant, Ren Thomas, and Howard Ramos on the Halifax team of the Canada-wide Neighbourhood Change Research Project. Her past interdisciplinary research-creation project with Solomon Nagler and Kim Morgan at NSCAD University explored how art can shape the urban public and, conversely, how the urban public can shape artistic production, and resulted in the book Urban Encounters: Art and the Public, co-edited with Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier.  

Dr. Radice is committed to opening public access to academic research, and serves on the Board of Érudit, a Canadian consortium to support open digital publishing and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. She is a past president of the Canadian Anthropology Society and was Co-Chair of the first joint conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society and the American Anthropological Association in 2019. She can provide copies of most of her publications by email.

Selected publications