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Full-time Faculty

Our faculty members are trained in a wide array of fields (including Agriculture, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Health, History, Law, Planning, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology). Together we form a community of urban, environmental and geographical researchers addressing some of the planet’s most pressing problems and challenges.

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Our Full-time Faculty

Muna-Udbi Abdulkadir Ali

Muna-Udbi Abdulkadir Ali

Assistant Professor

Black Studies; Diaspora & Transnational Migration Studies

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Alison Bain

Alison L. Bain

Associate Professor; Global Geography Coordinator

Urban Social Geography; Queer Geographies

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Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu

Associate Professor

Urban, Social and Political Geography; Education

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Kean Birch

Kean D. Birch

Associate Professor

Innovation; Digital & Data Economies; Finance

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Lina Brand Correa

Lina Brand Correa

Assistant Professor (on leave)

Ecological Economics; Energy; Well-being; Development

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Martin Bunch

Martin Bunch

Professor

Ecosystem Approaches; Watershed Management; Complex Systems

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Mora Campbell

Mora Campbell

Associate Professor (on Leave)

Environmental Ethics & Philosophy

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Sheila R. Colla

Sheila Colla

Associate Professor & York Research Chair

Pollinator Conservation; Endangered Species; Bumblebees

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Raju Das

Raju J. Das

Professor (on sabbatical)

Marxist Political Economy; India

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Taly Drezner

Taly Drezner

Associate Professor (on leave)

Biogeography; Deserts & Arid Lands (ON LEAVE)

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Jose Etcheverry

Jose Etcheverry

Associate Professor

Climate Change Mitigation; Renewable Energy

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Leesa Fawcett

Leesa Fawcett

Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, Environmental Studies

Animal Studies; Biological Conservation; Political Ecology

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Sarah Flicker

Sarah Flicker

Professor (on sabbatical) & York Research Chair

Adolescent Sexual Health; Community-Based Research

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Honor Ford Smith

Honor Ford-Smith

Associate Professor

Performance & Social Movements; Race, Gender, Nation

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Jennifer Foster

Associate Professor

Urban Environmental Justice; Political Ecology

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Gail Fraser

Gail Fraser

Professor; Undergraduate Program Director; Sustainable Environmental Management Coordinator

Waterbird Ecology; Wildlife Management; Oil & Gas

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Liette Gilbert

Liette Gilbert

Professor (on sabbatical)

Cities; Migrations; Social & Environmental Justice

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Andil Gosine

Andil Gosine

Professor; Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator

Environmental Arts and Justice; Caribbean Sexualities

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Jin Haritaworn

Jin Haritaworn

Associate Professor

Urban Justice; Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Christina Hoicka

Christina Hoicka

Associate Professor (on leave)

Energy Justice; Energy Transitions; Community Energy

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Alica J. Hovorka

Alice J. Hovorka

Dean & Professor

Animal Geographies; Gender & Environment; Southern Africa

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Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer M. Hyndman

Professor

Geographies of Violence; Forced Migration

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Ilan Kapoor

Ilan Kapoor

Professor

Critical Development Studies; Postcolonialism; Psychoanalysis

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Roger Keil

Roger Keil

Professor; Cities Regions Planning Coordinator

Global Suburbanisms; Infectious Disease & Cities

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Philip Kelly

Philip Kelly

Associate Dean Research, Graduate and Global Affairs & Professor

Economic and Labour Geography; Migration; Southeast Asia

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Stefan Kipfer

Stefan Kipfer

Associate Professor

Urban Politics & Planning; Social & Political Theory

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Jennifer Korosi

Jennifer B. Korosi

Associate Professor; Environmental Science Coordinator

Lakes; Permafrost Thaw; Biogeochemistry

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Abidin Kusno

Abidin Kusno

Professor

Architecture; Cultural Studies; Urban Studies; Indonesia

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Ute Lehrer

Ute Lehrer

Professor

Global Suburbanism; Planning, Urban Design & Architecture

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Rod MacRae

Roderick J. MacRae

Associate Professor

Canadian Food Policy and Food Systems

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Carlota McAllister

Carlota McAllister

Associate Professor

Political Ecology; Religion; Revolution; Latin America

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Deborah McGregor

Deborah McGregor

Professor & Canada Research Chair

Indigenous Environmental Justice and Governance

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Joseph Mensah

Joseph Mensah

Professor

Migration; Ethno-Racial Identities; African Development

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Felipe Montoya-Greenheck

Felipe Montoya-Greenheck

Professor; Chair Neotropical Conservation; Director Las Nubes Project

Peasant Livelihoods; Biocultural Diversity

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Peter Mulvihill

Peter Mulvihill

Professor

Environmental Assessment; Disasters; Environmentalism

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Lisa Myers

Lisa Myers

Associate Professor & York Research Chair

Visual Art; Indigenous Art; Curatorial Practice

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Linda Peake

Linda Peake

Professor

Urban Geographies; Feminist and Anti-Racist Geographies

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Ellie Perkins

Ellie Perkins

Professor

Climate Justice; Commons Governance; Ecological Economics

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Justin Podur

Justin J. Podur

Associate Dean Teaching and Learning & Professor

Geopolitics & Media Narratives; GIS; Landscape Ecology

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Tarmo Remmel

Tarmo K. Remmel

Associate Professor

Forestry; Remote Sensing; Geomatics

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Sarah Rotz

Sarah Rotz

Assistant Professor

Political Ecology; Land & Food Justice

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Anders Sandberg

Anders Sandberg

Professor

Climate/Environmental Justice; Forestry & Conservation History

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Cate Sandilands

Cate Sandilands

Professor; PhD Coordinator (on sabbatical)

Environmental Humanities; Queer, Multispecies & Feminist Ecologies

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Dayna Scott

Dayna N. Scott

Associate Professor & York Research Chair

Environmental Justice; Gender & Environmental Health

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Luisa Sotomayor

Luisa Sotomayor

Associate Professor; Planning Program Coordinator

Equity Planning; Urban Governance of Housing; Latin America

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Martha Stiegman

Martha Stiegman

Assistant Professor

Indigenous Knowledge, Rights & Food Sovereignty

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Associate Professor (on sabbatical)

Urban & Regional Planning; Climate Change; Exurbia

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Gregory Thiemann

Gregory Thiemann

Associate Professor (on sabbatical)

Arctic Ecosystems; Wildlife Conservation; Animal Physiology

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Joshua Thienpont

Joshua Thienpont

Sessional Assistant Professor

Permafrost Thaw; Aquatic Ecosystems; Arctic Coasts

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Peter Timmerman

Peter Timmerman

Associate Professor; Business & Environment Coordinator; Environment/Sustainability Education Coordinator

Environmental Ethics and Conflict; Coastal City Management

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Steven Tufts

W. Steven Tufts

Associate Professor

Labour Geography; Urban Economies; Populism

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Traci Warkentin

Traci Warkentin

Assistant Professor; Teaching Stream (on leave)

Animal Studies; Novel Urban Ecologies

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Mark Winfield

Mark Winfield

Professor; MES Coordinator & MES/JD Coordinator

Sustainable Energy; Climate Change; Environmental Policy

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Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood

Professor; Graduate Program Director, Geography

Citizenship & Governance; Settler Colonialism; Cities

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Kathy Young

Kathy Young

Professor (on sabbatical)

Arctic Hydrology; Hydrology of Extreme Environments

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Anna Zalik

Anna Zalik

Associate Professor

Political Ecology; Extraction; Agrarian Studies

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