Geography & Environmental Studies
Geographies of citizenship and identity, urban politics, cities and social justice, geographies of disability
My work explores issues of citizenship and identity within the Canadian space, particularly Canadan cities. I look at citizenship as an act of resistance and at identity as a process of becoming rather than as a set of fixed characteristics. My current research focuses on city residents’ resistance to urban neoliberal policies.
GEO 793: Geography of Toronto
GEO 507: Explorations of the Urban Environment
CGEO 691: Canadian Immigration: Patterns and Place
(2013) ‘Residents’ or ‘Taxpayers’? Neoliberalism, Rob Ford’s Mayoral Campaign and the Meaning of Urban Citizenship.Canadian Journal of Urban Research 22(2), 1-17.
(2012) Medical inadmissibility in Canadian immigration policy and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Left History 16(1), 91-113.
(2006) Women as individuals and members of minority groups: how to reconcile human rights and the values of cultural pluralism. GeoJournal 65(4), 329-337.