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Cheryl Teelucksingh

Teelucksingh, Cheryl




B.A. Honours (Queen’s University), M.C.S. (University of Calgary), Ph.D (York University, Sociology)




416-979-5000 ext 6213

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Research Interests:

Environmental Justice; Racialization; Community-Based Research

Professor Teelucksingh’s research over the last twenty years has focused on examining the relationship between environmental justice in Canada and concerns for social inequality. Dr. Teelucksingh also has participated in SSHRC and CIHR funded grants as well as numerous publications in the areas of environmental justice and racialization in Canada.  Her research uses a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore her areas of interest, including community-based research.

Teaching Interests

Toronto and Global Cities; Race and Racialization; Urban Sustainability

Current Courses:

SOC470:     Toronto: The Changing City

SOC507:     Race and Ethnicity in Canada

ISS 8930:    Race and Ethnic Relations

Professional Affiliations:

Prof. Teelucksingh is actively involved with several community organizations and environmental non-governmental organizations that are committed to both social and environmental change.

Selected Publications & Presentations:


Population, Urbanization, and Environment (Chapter 15)” in Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese, Principles of Sociology Canadian Perspectives, Third Edition, Oxford University Press: Don Mills, Ontario.


 “Canadian Sociology: Environmental Justice”. Global Dialogue: Magazine for the International Sociological Association, Volume 7, Issue 2.


with  C., Poland, B, Buse, C, and Hasdell, R. “Environmental Justice in the Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Landscape of Toronto (Canada)”, The Canadian Geographer, 60(30) , 381-393


with  Zeglen, L. “Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging  Economy”. Green Prosperity Series. Toronto: Metcalf Foundation (


with Amar Kaur.A “Environmental Justice, Transit Equity, the Place for Immigrants in Toronto”.  Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 24 (2), 46-63.


With J. Masuda, J. “Urban Environmental Justice Through the Camera: Understanding the Politics of Space and the Right to the City”, Local Environments, 19, 3, 300-317


“Population, Cities, and Environment (Chapter 16)” in Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese, Principles of Sociology Canadian Perspectives, Third Edition, Oxford University Press: Don Mills, Ontario.


With J. Masuda, T. Zupancic, A. Crabtree, R. Haber, E. Skinner, B. Poland, J. Frankish, and M. Fridell. “Out of our inner city backyards: Re-scaling Urban Health Inequity Assessment” Social Science & Medicine, 75 (7), 1244–1253.


With B. Poland. “Energy Solutions, Neo-liberalism, and Social Diversity in Toronto, Canada”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8, 1, 185-202.


“Environmental Racialization: Linking Racialization to the Environment in Canada”. In Shirley A. Rainey and Glenn Johnson, Environmental Justice Reader: Addressing the History, Issues, Policy and Change. Deer Park, NJ: Linus Publications Inc.


“Social Inequality and Brownfields Redevelopment in Downtown Toronto”. In Environmental Conflict and Democracy in Canada, Laurie Adkin (ed.) Vancouver: UBC Press, Chapter 16, 262-278.


With Andil Gosine. Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction. Toronto: Edmond Montgomery Publications.


“Environmental Racialization: Linking Racialization to the Environment in Canada” ,Local Environments 12(06), pp. 645 - 661.


With Grace-Edward Galabuzi. "Working Precariously: The Impact of Race and Immigration Status on Employment Opportunities and Outcomes in Canada", in Tania Das Guptas, Carl E. James, Roger C.A. Maaka, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, and Chris Anderson, Race and Racialization: Essential Readings, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc, 202-208.


Claiming Space: Racialization and Spatiality in Canadian Cities (edited collection). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.