EUC researchers are producing critical analyses of contemporary global capitalism, feminist perspectives on geopolitics, and psychoanalytical interpretations of global development. We are also exploring the changing worlds of work, employment and labour organizing; the global rise of right-wing populism; and new structures of accumulation through technoscientific capitalism. A particular focus is the settlement of immigrants, and the experiences of migrant workers, in Canada and around the world. We also seek to understand the global relations of power that drive migration processes and shape diasporic lives in all regions of the world.
Professor Jennifer Hyndman’s research traverses political, economic, urban, cultural and feminist dimensions of migration, focusing on people's mobility, displacement, and security.
Professor Linda Peake is a feminist geographer with research interests in the co-construction of subjectivities and urban places pertaining to marginalized communities in the urban global south.
Professor Ilan Kapoor’s research centers on the politicization of global development showing how it is contested from the perspectives of class, gender, racialization, and indigeneity.
Isaac Thornley is a PhD student in Environmental Studies and a communications professional interested in building a more socially and environmentally just future in Canada and beyond.
Alexandra Watt Simpson
Alexandra Watt Simpson is a PhD student in Environmental Studies at York University with a research focus on performance and activism in the extractive industries.
Laurence Butet-Roche is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York, where she studies visual narratives of environmental contamination and systemic environmental racism.