Faculty

Faculty Members

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.

Richard Bello

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

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

Kean Birch

Kean BirchKean 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.

Qiuming Cheng

Qiuming ChengQiuming 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.

Raju Das

Raju DasRaju Das
Associate Professor

Marxist political economy; state theory, space, and state-society relations; international development; labour conditions; social capital; social movements; (agro-)globalization; South Asia.

Taly Drezner

Taly Drezner
Associate Professor

Biogeography; arid lands; disturbance, invasion and dispersal.

Lisa Drummond

Lisa DrummondLisa Drummond
Associate Professor

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

William Found

William FoundWilliam Found
University Professor Emeritus, Senior Scholar

Landscape analysis, program implementation and evaluation, environmental management, Caribbean islands.

Bryn Greer-Wootten

Bryn Greer-WoottenBryn Greer-Wootten
Professor, Emeritus

Ontological and epistemological bases of geographic research relationships between social research and public policy processes, especially resource management (energy, global climate change) phenomenology of environment, especially women's narratives

Laam Hae

Laam Hae
Associate Professor

Urban Political Economy, Neoliberal Urbanism, Politics of Urban Subcultures, Legal Geographies, The Right to the City

Christian Haas

Christian HaasChristian Haas
Professor

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair for Arctic Sea ice Geophysics.

Sea ice and snow thickness, Ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction, Arctic climate change, Airborne geophysics, Electromagnetic induction sounding, Sensor development, Satellite remote sensing, Ice engineering

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.

Baoxin Hu

Baoxin HuPhoto of Hu, Baoxin
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science & Engineering

Remote sensing of vegetation; photogrammetry; canopy modeling.

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.

Roger 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.

Stefan Kipfer

Stefan KipferStefan Kipfer
Associate Professor

Theories of society, politics and the city; Comparative urban-regional politics and planning; Urban social movements and restructuring; Colonization, racialization and urbanization; Suburbanization, territorial relations and regional planning; Public housing: gentrification, privatization and redevelopment.

Jennifer Korosi

Jennifer Korosi
Assistant Professor

Limnology; environmental contaminants; biogeography; paleoecology.

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.

Ute Lehrer

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Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Cities and Globalization; Economic Restructuring and Urban Form; Political Economy of the Built Environment; Theory and History of Planning, Urban Design and Architecture; Built Environment, Ethnicity and Immigration to Urban Area.

Christopher Lortie

Christopher LortieChris Lortie
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science & Engineering

Community, biogeography, invasion biology, climate change, stress, interactions.

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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 Joseph Mensah
Professor

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

Lewis Molot

Lewis MolotLewis Molot
Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Limnology; biogeochemistry; organic carbon fluxes.

Jean Michel Montsion

Jean Michel Montsionmontsion
Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Glendon College

Urban Social and Political Geography; Ethnicity; Indigeneity; Gateway Cities; Singapore.

Glen Norcliffe

Glen NorcliffeGlen Norcliffe
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Industrial restructuring; modernity; global economy; cultural production.

Linda Peake

Linda PeakeLinda Peake
Professor

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

Justin Podur

Justin PodurJustin Podur
Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Mathematical modeling, Landscape ecology, Urban wildlife ecology,
Political conflicts.

Valerie Preston

Valerie Preston
Professor

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

Roberto Quinlan

Roberto Quinlan

Roberto Quinlan
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science & Engineering

John Radford

John RadfordJohn Radford
Professor, Emeritus

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

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.

André Robert

André Robert
Professor

River Science and Process Geomorphology.

 

Jamie Scott

Jamie Scott
Professor, Division of Humanities

Geography and religion; geography and literature; geography and postcolonialism.

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.

Peter Vandergeest

Peter Vandergeest
Professor

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

David Wood

David WoodDavid Wood
Professor, Emeritus and Senior Scholar

Frontiers, Settlement, Landscape Transformation, Ontario, Conservation.

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.

Doug Young

Doug YoungDoug Young
Associate Professor

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

Kathy Young

Kathy Young
Professor

Arctic wetland hydrology; slope hydroclimatology; regional snowmelt modeling.

Anna Zalik

Anna ZalikAnna Zalik
Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies

Global Humanitarian/Development Studies; International Aid Industry; Oil industry with a focus on the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa; Political Economy, Comparative Historical Studies, Post-Coloniality.

Associated Faculty

These faculty members have appointments in other Faculties but have complementary academic interests with geography.

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.

Anders Sandberg

Anders Sandberg
Faculty of Environmental Studies

Resource management, forest and environmental history.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjuncts are faculty members who are based outside York University but have skills and expertise that strengthen the programme academically.

Peter Dillon

Peter Dillon
Department of Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University

Nutrient dynamics and modelling; acidification of lakes and streams and trace metal dynamics

Kaz Higuchi

Kaz Higuchi
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Ajith Perera

Ajith Perera
Senior Research Scientist in Forest Landscape Ecology, Ontario Forest Research Institute

Robin Roth

Robin Roth
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Guelph

Daqing Yang

Daqing Yang
Research Scientist - Cold Region Hydrology Research, Environment Canada

Note: Not all faculty are available in a given year due to sabbaticals, research leaves, etc.