Rafico Ruiz is director of research at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He pursues research on settler infrastructure building and design in the circumpolar world, with adjacent interests in post-global warming ice as a material form of political economic and cultural communication. Ruiz holds an interdisciplinary PhD in communication studies and the history and theory of architecture from McGill University. He was recently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He is the author of Slow Disturbance: Infrastructural Mediation and the Promise of Extraction and the co-editor with Melody Jue of Saturation: An Elemental Politics. Ruiz was the 2018 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Arctic studies at Dartmouth College. His work appears in the International Journal of Communication, Communication +1, and Continuum, amongst others. He is also the co-editor of the open access journal Culture Machine.