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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-Ubdi Ali
Assistant Professor
Black Studies; Diaspora & Transnational Migration Studies
Alison Bain
Professor (On sabbatical)
Urban Social Geography; Queer Geographies
Professor (On sabbatical)
Urban, Social and Political Geography; Critical Education
Innovation; Digital & Data Economies; Assetization & rentiership
Ecosystem Approaches; Watershed Management; Complex Systems
Associate Professor (On Leave)
Environmental Ethics & Philosophy
Sheila R. Colla
Associate Professor; York Research Chair (On sabbatical)
Pollinator Conservation; Endangered Species; Bumblebees
Assistant Professor; Business and Environment Coordinator
Ecological Economics; Energy; Wellbeing
Marxist Political Economy; India
Associate Professor
Climate Change Mitigation; Renewable Energy
Leesa Fawcet
Associate Professor; Environment/Sustainability Education Coordinator
Animal Studies; Biological Conservation; Political Ecology
Sarah Flicker
Professor; Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator
Adolescent Sexual Health; Community-Based Research
Associate Professor
Urban Environmental Justice; Political Ecology
Professor; Undergraduate Program Director
Waterbird Ecology; Wildlife Management; Oil & Gas
Assistant Professor
Smart mobility and equity; accessible urban and digital spaces; human-computer interaction (HCI)
Professor; Graduate Program Director (Environmental Studies)
Cities; Migrations; Social & Environmental Justice
Andil Gosine
Environmental Arts and Justice; Caribbean Sexualities
Associate Professor
Urban Justice; Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Associate Professor (On Leave)
Energy Justice; Energy Transitions; Community Energy
Professor; Dean
Animal Geographies; Gender & Environment; Southern Africa
Jennifer Hyndman
Professor; FRSC
Geographies of Violence; Forced Migration
Ilan Kapoor
Critical Development Studies; Postcolonialism; Psychoanalysis
Roger Keil
Professor; Cities Regions Planning Coordinator
Global Suburbanisms; Infectious Disease & Cities
Philip Kelly
Professor; Associate Dean (Research Graduate Studies & Global Affairs)
Economic and Labour Geography; Migration; Southeast Asia
Urban Politics & Planning; Social & Political Theory
Jenifer Korosi
Associate Professor (On sabbatical)
Lakes; Environmental Change; Permafrost
Professor (On sabbatical)
Architecture; Cultural Studies; Urban Studies; Indonesia
Global Suburbanism; Planning, Urban Design & Architecture
Associate Professor
Political Ecology, Religion, Revolution, Latin America, Ethnography, Rivers
Professor; Canada Research Chair
Indigenous Environmental Justice and Governance
Migration; Ethno-Racial Identities; African Development
Professor; Chair Neotropical Conservation; Director Las Nubes Project
Peasant Livelihoods; Biocultural Diversity
Environmental Assessment; Disasters; Environmentalism
Associate Professor; York Research Chair (On sabbatical)
Visual Art; Indigenous Art; Curatorial Practice
Assistant Professor
Hydro-geomorphological characterization; river dynamics and sensing; river restoration
Linda Peake
Professor; FRSC
Urban Geographies; Feminist and Anti-Racist Geographies
Climate Justice; Commons Governance; Ecological Economics
Justin Podur
Associate Professor; Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Geopolitics; Quantitative Methods; GIS
Professor; Global Geography Coordinator
Spatial pattern; Boreal Forest Disturbance; Geomatics; Remote sensing; Uncertainty
Assistant Professor
Political Ecology; Land & Food Justice
Climate/Environmental Justice; Forestry & Conservation History
Professor; PhD Coordinator
Environmental Humanities; Queer, Multispecies & Feminist Ecologies
Dayna Scott
Associate Professor; York Research Chair
Environmental Justice; Gender & Environmental Health
Luisa Sotomayor
Associate Professor (On sabbatical)
Urban Planning; Housing; Urban Policy & Governance
Martha Stiegman
Assistant Professor
Indigenous Knowledge, Rights & Food Sovereignty
Associate Professor; Planning Program Coordinator
Urban & Regional Planning; Climate Change; Exurbia
Associate Professor; Sustainable Environmental Management Coordinator
Arctic Ecosystems; Wildlife Conservation; Animal Physiology
Assistant Professor
Permafrost Thaw; Aquatic Ecosystems; Arctic Coasts
Peter Timmerman
Associate Professor (On sabbatical)
Environmental Ethics and Conflict; Coastal City Management
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director (Geography)
Labour Geography; Urban Economies; Populism
Associate Professor (On sabbatical)
Animal Studies; Novel Urban Ecologies
Mark Winfield
Professor; MES Coordinator & MES/JD Coordinator
Sustainable Energy Transitions; Climate Change Policy; Environmental Policy and Governance
Patricia Wood
Professor (On sabbatical)
Citizenship & Governance; Settler Colonialism; Cities
Professor; Environmental Science Coordinator
Arctic Hydrology; Hydrology of Extreme Environments
Associate Professor
Global political economy/ecology, Extraction and Infrastructure