Faculty (By Research Area)

Nationalism, Citizenship, Empire and the State

Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu
Associate Professor

Urban social and political geography/planning; theories of collective action and community organization; inequality and social justice; geographies of public education; geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

Raju Das

Raju Das
Associate Professor

Political economy of Third World development; state theory and state-society relations; social capital; social movements; agro-globalization; south Asia.

Lisa Drummond

Lisa Drummond
Associate Professor

Urban geography; gender; Southeast Asia; postcolonial cities; Asian popular culture; Vietnam.

Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer Hyndman
Professor

Geographies of forced migration/immigration; Humanitarian aid in response to conflict/asylum/disasters; Refugee (re)settlement; Critical and feminist geopolitics.

William Jenkins

William Jenkins
Associate Professor

Cultural and historical geography; comparative geographies of Irish diasporas; immigration and North American urban history; Canada and the British imperial world; Irish-Canadian studies.

Rogel Keil

Roger Keil
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Urban politics and governance; urban political ecology; global cities and infectious disease.

Elizabeth Lunstrum

Elizabeth (Libby) Lunstrum
Associate Professor

Environmental politics in conflict, post-conflict, and transnational spaces; violence and spatial relations; territory and state formation; gender relations; politics of human mobility; southern Africa.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

 

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

Linda Peake

Linda Peake
Professor

Feminist geography; gender, race and class relations in urban environments; urban-political geography; methodologies; Guyana.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenship; social geography.

John Radford

John Radford
Professor, Emeritus

Social geography of the nineteenth century city; internal structure of cities in the United States South; public policy and intellectual disability.

Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood
Professor

Citizenship, diversity and politics of identity; urban geography; Native/non-Native relations; immigration and multiculturalism; Western Canada; feminist geography; historical geography; use of non-traditional sources.

Development Studies

Raju Das

Raju Das
Associate Professor

Political economy of Third World development; state theory and state-society relations; social capital; social movements; agro-globalization; south Asia.

Lisa Drummond

Lisa Drummond
Associate Professor

Urban geography; gender; Southeast Asia; postcolonial cities; Asian popular culture; Vietnam.

Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer Hyndman
Professor

Geographies of forced migration/immigration; Humanitarian aid in response to conflict/asylum/disasters; Refugee (re)settlement; Critical and feminist geopolitics.

Rogel Keil

Roger Keil
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Urban politics and governance; urban political ecology; global cities and infectious disease.

Philip Kelly

Philip Kelly
Professor

Economic geography; labour; immigration and Canada-Asia transnationalism; Philippine and southeast asian development.

Elizabeth Lunstrum

Elizabeth (Libby) Lunstrum
Associate Professor

Political ecology of international borders; people-park relations; the militarization/securitization of conservation; wildlife crime; political ecology of conflict/post-conflict spaces; environmental displacement; territorialization and land grabs; Southern Africa; North America.

Joseph Mensah

 Joseph Mensah
Professor

Critical development theory and Africa; gender and development; space, race, and employment; geography of Aboriginal land claims.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

Linda Peake

Linda Peake
Professor

Feminist geography; gender, race and class relations in urban environments; urban-political geography; methodologies; Guyana.

 

Peter Vandergeest

Peter Vandergeest
Associate Professor

Environments and identities in Southeast Asia; agro food systems and industrial aquaculture; cultural politics of development.

Feminist Geographies

Alison Bain

Alison Bain
Associate Professor

Urban social, urban cultural, and feminist geography; creative city theory and cultural planning; geographies of artistic labour, creative practice, and cultural production; redevelopment and social inclusion in neighbourhoods, cities, and suburbs; public space contestations and interventions; gender and sexual identity politics.

Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu
Associate Professor

Urban social and political geography/planning; theories of collective action and community organization; inequality and social justice; geographies of public education; geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

Lisa Drummond

Lisa Drummond
Associate Professor

Urban geography; gender; Southeast Asia; postcolonial cities; Asian popular culture; Vietnam.

Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer Hyndman
Professor

Geographies of forced migration/immigration; Humanitarian aid in response to conflict/asylum/disasters; Refugee (re)settlement; Critical and feminist geopolitics.

Linda Peake

Linda Peake
Professor

Feminist geography; gender, race and class relations in urban environments; urban-political geography; methodologies; Guyana.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenship; social geography.

Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood
Professor

Citizenship, diversity and politics of identity; urban geography; Native/non-Native relations; immigration and multiculturalism; Western Canada; feminist geography; historical geography; use of non-traditional sources.

Political Ecology, Landscape, and Socio-Nature

Kean Birch

Kean Birch
Associate Professor

Economic Geography; innovation studies and geographies; knowledge economies; hi-tech finance; rentiership and innovation; local and regional socio-economic development; European regional studies; neoliberalism and neoliberal natures; environmental economic geography; emerging bio-economies; biofuels; environmental innovation; sustainable infrastructures.

William Jenkins

William Jenkins
Associate Professor

Cultural and historical geography; comparative geographies of Irish diasporas; immigration and North American urban history; Canada and the British imperial world; Irish-Canadian studies.

Rogel Keil

Roger Keil
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Urban politics and governance; urban political ecology; global cities and infectious disease.

Elizabeth Lunstrum

Elizabeth (Libby) Lunstrum
Associate Professor

Environmental politics in conflict, post-conflict, and transnational spaces; violence and spatial relations; territory and state formation; gender relations; politics of human mobility; southern Africa.

John Radford

John Radford
Professor, Emeritus

Social geography of the nineteenth century city; internal structure of cities in the United States South; public policy and intellectual disability.

 

Peter Vandergeest

Peter Vandergeest
Professor

Environments and identities in Southeast Asia; agro food systems and industrial aquaculture; cultural politics of development.

Globalization: Economic Restructuring and Cultural Politics

Kean Birch

Kean Birch
Associate Professor

Economic Geography; innovation studies and geographies; knowledge economies; hi-tech finance; rentiership and innovation; local and regional socio-economic development; European regional studies; neoliberalism and neoliberal natures; environmental economic geography; emerging bio-economies; biofuels; environmental innovation; sustainable infrastructures.

Philip Kelly

Philip Kelly
Professor

Economic geography; labour; immigration and Canada-Asia transnationalism; Philippine and southeast asian development.

Lucia Lo

Lucia Lo
Professor

Consumer preferences and shopping behaviour; immigrant settlement and urban landscape change; ethnic entrepreneurship and ethnic economies; Chinese immigrants in Toronto; Geomatics and immigrant settlement services; spatial interaction modeling and transportation demand analysis.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

 

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenship; social geography.

Immigrant Communities, Migration and Transnationalism

Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu
Associate Professor

Urban social and political geography/planning; theories of collective action and community organization; inequality and social justice; geographies of public education; geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

Jennifer Hyndman

Jennifer Hyndman
Professor

Geographies of forced migration/immigration; Humanitarian aid in response to conflict/asylum/disasters; Refugee (re)settlement; Critical and feminist geopolitics.

William Jenkins

William Jenkins
Associate Professor

Cultural and historical geography; comparative geographies of Irish diasporas; immigration and North American urban history; Canada and the British imperial world; Irish-Canadian studies.

Rogel Keil

Roger Keil
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Urban politics and governance; urban political ecology; global cities and infectious disease.

Philip Kelly

Philip Kelly
Professor

Economic geography; labour; immigration and Canada-Asia transnationalism; Philippine and southeast asian development.

Lucia Lo

Lucia Lo
Professor

Consumer preferences and shopping behaviour; immigrant settlement and urban landscape change; ethnic entrepreneurship and ethnic economies; Chinese immigrants in Toronto; Geomatics and immigrant settlement services; spatial interaction modeling and transportation demand analysis.

Elizabeth Lunstrum

Elizabeth Lunstrum
Associate Professor

Environmental politics in conflict, post-conflict, and transnational spaces; violence and spatial relations; territory and state formation; gender relations; politics of human mobility; southern Africa.

Joseph Mensah

 Joseph Mensah
Professor

Critical development theory and Africa; gender and development; space, race, and employment; geography of Aboriginal land claims.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenship; social geography.

Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood
Professor

Citizenship, diversity and politics of identity; urban geography; Native/non-Native relations; immigration and multiculturalism; Western Canada; feminist geography; historical geography; use of non-traditional sources.

Labour Geography and Labour Market Regulation

Alison Bain

Alison Bain
Associate Professor

Urban social, urban cultural, and feminist geography; creative city theory and cultural planning; geographies of artistic labour, creative practice, and cultural production; redevelopment and social inclusion in neighbourhoods, cities, and suburbs; public space contestations and interventions; gender and sexual identity politics.

Philip Kelly

Philip Kelly
Professor

Economic geography; labour; immigration and Canada-Asia transnationalism; Philippine and southeast asian development.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

Linda Peake

Linda Peake
Professor

Feminist geography; gender, race and class relations in urban environments; urban-political geography; methodologies; Guyana.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenship; social geography.

Steven Tufts

Steven Tufts
Associate Professor

Geographies of organized labour; labour union renewal; young workers and community economic development; workers in spaces of production/consumption.

Urban Spaces and Social Issues

Alison Bain

Alison Bain
Associate Professor

Urban social, urban cultural, and feminist geography; creative city theory and cultural planning; geographies of artistic labour, creative practice, and cultural production; redevelopment and social inclusion in neighbourhoods, cities, and suburbs; public space contestations and interventions; gender and sexual identity politics.

Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu
Associate Professor

Urban social and political geography/planning; theories of collective action and community organization; inequality and social justice; geographies of public education; geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

Jon Caulfield

Jon Caulfield
Division of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Downtown Toronto neighbourhoods; residential redevelopment of deindustrialized space in inner Toronto; old church buildings in inner Toronto; use of photographs in urban research.

Lisa Drummond

Lisa Drummond
Associate Professor

Urban geography; gender; Southeast Asia; postcolonial cities; Asian popular culture; Vietnam.

Rogel Keil

Roger Keil
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Urban politics and governance; urban political ecology; global cities and infectious disease.

Lucia Lo

Lucia Lo
Professor

Consumer preferences and shopping behaviour; immigrant settlement and urban landscape change; ethnic entrepreneurship and ethnic economies; Chinese immigrants in Toronto; Geomatics and immigrant settlement services; spatial interaction modeling and transportation demand analysis.

Joseph Mensah

 Joseph Mensah
Professor

Critical development theory and Africa; gender and development; space, race, and employment; geography of Aboriginal land claims.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

Linda Peake

Linda Peake
Professor

Feminist geography; gender, race and class relations in urban environments; urban-political geography; methodologies; Guyana.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

Gender and urban labour markets; immigration and Canadian cities; transnational migration and citizenshp; social geography.

John Radford

John Radford
Professor, Emeritus

Social geography of the nineteenth century city; internal structure of cities in the United States South; public policy and intellectual disability.

Doug Young

Doug Young
Associate Professor

Politics of urban planning and development, Legacies of modern urbanism, Urban infrastructure.

Geoinformatics

Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu
Associate Professor

Urban social and political geography/planning; theories of collective action and community organization; inequality and social justice; geographies of public education; geographic information systems (GIS) in the social sciences.

Qiuming Cheng

Qiuming Cheng
Professor

GIS system development; Spatial statistics and fractal modeling; Spatial decision support system; Non-linear image processing and pattern recognition; Mineral resources assessment; Water system modeling; Mathematical geology.

Baoxin Hu

Baoxin Hu
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science & Engineering

Remote sensing of vegetation; photogrammetry; canopy modeling.

Tarmo Remmel

Tarmo Remmel
Associate Professor

Multi-dimensional measurement and comparison of spatial patterns, spatial accuracy assessment, forest land cover change, post-disturbance vegetation recovery, and open-source GIS/RS algorithm development.

Kathy Young

Kathy Young
Professor

Arctic wetland hydrology; slope hydroclimatology; regional snowmelt modeling.

Northern Environments

Richard Bello

Richard Bello
Associate Professor
Chair and President of Northern Studies, Geography, York University.

Climate of northern environments; response of the hydrological cycle and carbon budget to global warming.

Qiuming Cheng

Qiuming Cheng
Professor

GIS system development; Spatial statistics and fractal modeling; Spatial decision support system; Non-linear image processing and pattern recognition; Mineral resources assessment; Water system modeling; Mathematical geology.

Lewis Molot

Lewis Molot
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Limnology; biogeochemistry; organic carbon fluxes.

Kathy Young

Kathy Young
Professor

Arctic wetland hydrology; slope hydroclimatology; regional snowmelt modeling.

Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology

Qiuming Cheng

Qiuming Cheng
Professor

GIS system development; Spatial statistics and fractal modeling; Spatial decision support system; Non-linear image processing and pattern recognition; Mineral resources assessment; Water system modeling; Mathematical geology.

André Robert

André Robert
Professor

River Science and Process Geomorphology.

Kathy Young

Kathy Young
Professor

Arctic wetland hydrology; slope hydroclimatology; regional snowmelt modeling.

Streams, Wetlands and Watersheds

Qiuming Cheng

Qiuming Cheng
Professor

GIS system development; Spatial statistics and fractal modeling; Spatial decision support system; Non-linear image processing and pattern recognition; Mineral resources assessment; Water system modeling; Mathematical geology.

André Robert

André Robert
Professor

River Science and Process Geomorphology.

Kathy Young

Kathy Young
Professor

Arctic wetland hydrology; slope hydroclimatology; regional snowmelt modeling.