Danielle Kerrigan

PhD research assistant

McGill University

Danielle Kerrigan is a PhD student at McGill University, working with Prof. David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance. A former Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada, she began working with the Urban Politics and Governance research group at McGill as a masters student. Her primary research interests relate to issues of housing affordability, social relations in the housing sector and short-term rentals.


  • Affordable housing models
  • Social relations in the housing sector
  • Short-term rentals and the platform economy


  • PhD in Urban Planning, 2022 (expected)

    McGill University

  • Master of Urban Planning, 2018

    McGill University

  • Master of Public Adminstration, 2014

    Dalhousie University

  • BA (Honours), 2010

    University of Western Ontario