Geography Legacy Coordinator
Research Faculty, Centre for Refugee Studies
PhD Human Geography, University of Toronto
MA Human Geography, University of Toronto
BA Geography, University of Toronto
BA Geography, University of Bombay
Urban and social political geography; Postcolonial geographies; Rationality and power in public service provision; Critical geographies of education; Theories of collective action and community organization; Urbanization and migrant communities; Critical geographic information systems; Canada, Cuba, India.
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J1P3
416 736 2100
My research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS. My projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; 'multiculturalism' in schools; urbanization, social sustainability, public space/place-making among migrant communities; sub/urban/altern cosmopolitanism and cities of integrative multiplicity in Toronto. My current work explores the transformational dynamics of urban/geopolitical/educational spaces in Cuba and India. I have served for many years on the executive board of the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS); and also the York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC); The City Institute at York University (CITY); and the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). I am the Principal Investigator in a SSHRC Insight Grant project (2015-20/22) titled Subalterity, Education and Welfare Cities historically tracing the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.
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