Kane researches the political ecology of water. From port cities of Brazil, Argentina and Singapore to the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, Kane’s ethnography explores the way river and coastal city inhabitants embed themselves into the planetary crust and negotiate water disasters (flooding, pollution, dispossession). Her non-fiction creative writing brings geoscience, engineering, law, social life and art into conversation to highlight social justice and environmental justice. New multi-media work of 2016/17 include an audio edition of Where Rivers Meet the Sea and a Sage video talk on “Unconventional Methods…” filmed in the SGIS TV studio. Earlier books include The Phantom Gringo Boat, AIDS Alibis, and, co-edited with Phil Parnell, Crime’s Power.