Faculty

Since its inception in 1968, the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) has established itself as a leader in interdisciplinary research and teaching on a wide variety of environmental themes and issues.

At FES, the environment encompasses natural, built, social and organizational environments. This broad definition of the environment is very much in evidence in the range of academic areas of interests that our faculty, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars pursue.

From environmental thought to environmental practice, from planning to international development, from indigenous issues and gender issues to health and environmental science, indeed from almost anywhere on the spectrum of environmental meanings to almost any area of environmental policy and practice – you will find our faculty, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.

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bunchmj@yorku.ca
4175
Ecosystem approaches; environment and health; ecohealth; adaptive management; watershed management; complex systems; system thinking; systems approaches to problem solving; geographic information systems; web-distributed GIS; international development;

moracamp@yorku.ca
5770
Environmental ethics and philosophy; Philosophy of time/temporality studies; Spirituality, ethics, and nature; Contemplative, phenomenological and narrative forms of inquiry;

srcolla@yorku.ca
501144
Ecosystem services; Citizen science; Sustainable agriculture; Plant-pollinator ecology; Endangered species conservation; Resource management; Environmental policy; Science communication;

fesdean@yorku.ca or rdc@yorku.ca
645779
Indigenous politics and policy; Indigenous-settler relations and reconciliation; Globalization and Indigenous rights; Environmental/Indigenous conflicts and alliances;

rejose@yorku.ca
645742
Climate Change Mitigation; International and National Renewable Energy Policies; Rural Electrification; Educational and Capacity Development Networks; New Media and Communications;

lfawcett@yorku.ca
1817
Animal Studies; Environmental Education and Philosophy; Ecological Feminism & Environmental Justice; Political Ecology; Biological Conservation (Marine Environments); Indigenous Justice and Alleyship; Agriculture, Food Justice and Sustainability;

flicker@yorku.ca
571555
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health; Community based participatory research; HIV/AIDS; Community Development;

hoperoad@yorku.ca
84985
Performance and social movements; Race, gender, nation and colonialism and post-colonialism; Caribbean societies and their diasporas; Community and environmental arts and education;

jfoster@yorku.ca
79796
Urban environmental justice; Habitat creation and novel ecologies; Post-industrial urban space; Political ecology and cultural politics of representation; Urban environmental aesthetics; Contemporary arts as planning discourse;

gsfraser@yorku.ca
126626
Avian ecology; Wildlife management; Protected area management; Environment management of offshore oil and gas;

gilbertl@yorku.ca
142596
Immigration, Multiculturalism and Citizenship (multicultural cities and identities; politics of difference in the city; neoliberalisation of immigration policy; social justice, media representations of immigration and multiculturalism, and North American border politics); Urban and Environmental Politics (planning, design and urbanism; exurban growth and environmental conservation; political ecology of landscapes; and environmental justice);

andil@yorku.ca
101497
Artistic Practices & Cultural Studies; Environmental Justice; Sexualities and Nationalisms;

haritawo@yorku.ca
1062873
Transnational race, gender and sexuality studies; Feminist/queer/trans of colour theories and activisms; Urban and environmental justice; Queer gentrification; Criminalization; Pathologization; Violence; Affect; Biopolitics and necropolitics; Sociology and cultural studies;

cehoicka@yorku.ca
434088
Community energy planning; Adoption of clean energy technology and pro-environmental behaviours; Innovation in energy services and systems; Renewables integration into electricity grid; Adoption of bioenergy;

ikapoor@yorku.ca
97769
Critical Development Studies; Participatory development and democracy/democratic theory; Postcolonial theory/politics and cultural studies; Celebrity humanitarianism/celebrity culture; Ideology critique (drawing on psychoanalytic Marxism, particularly the works of Zizek); Social/environmental movements in the North and South; 'New' critiques of development (ecological, postdevelopment, postmarxist, feminist, anti-racist, non-western, postcolonial);

rkeil@yorku.ca
5206
Global Suburbanism; Urban Governance and Planning; Global Cities; Infectious Disease and Cities; Urban Infrastructures; Urban Political Ecology;

kipfer@yorku.ca
78780
Theories of society, politics and urbanization: Marxism and countercolonialism; Comparative urban politics and planning ; Urban social movements and restructuring; 'Colonization', racialization and urbanization; Sub/ex/urbanization, territorial relations and regional planning; Public housing: gentrification, privatization and redevelopment; Transportation and public transit; Ecological socialism and red-green urban strategies; Populism and fascism;

akusno15@yorku.ca
710541
Global cities; Urban/Suburbanism, Politics and Culture; History and Theory of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning; Nationalism, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Asian Studies;

lehrer@yorku.ca
498673
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; Global Suburbanisms;

rmacrae@yorku.ca
428822
Federal food policy making; Regulatory frameworks for pesticide and GE crops; Demand - supply management in the food system; Strategies to localize the food and agriculture system; Farm environmental goods and services payments;

dmcgregor@osgoode.yorku.ca
1265150
Indigenous environmental justice; Indigenous governance; Sustainability; Water Governance; Indigenous intellectual traditions;

lmolot@yorku.ca
4719
Iron promotion of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwaters; Role of ultraviolet radiation and visible radiation in freshwater organic carbon processing; Role of phosphorus in dissolved oxygen depletion in Lake Simcoe bottom waters; Internal loading of phosphorus and iron;

fmontoya@yorku.ca
1062892
Environmental Anthropology; Critical Studies in Development; Environmental Conservation in the Neotropics; Community Livelihood and Well-Being;

prm@yorku.ca
162832
Emerging or fringe approaches to environmental assessment; Scoping; Mega-development in Northern Canada; Scenario development; China; Environmental and sustainability thought;

lismyers@yorku.ca
1461429
Visual art, community engaged and participatory practices; Indigenous art activism; Curatorial practice and museum studies ; Food studies related to art, value and land; Art theory and criticism;

esperk@yorku.ca
4019
International trade; Trade and environment; Ecological economics; Community economic development; Metal markets and trade; Debt, poverty, and environmental degradation; Women, ecology and economics;

jpodur@yorku.ca
571556
Mathematical Modeling; Forest Fires; Landscape Ecology; Urban Wildlife Ecology; Political Conflicts;

rrogers@yorku.ca
4409
Relationship between economics and the natural world focusing on critiques of conservation and development; Application of social theory to the environmental crisis; Cultural studies;

sandberg@yorku.ca
4531
Politics of science and planning; Gentrification of conservation; Pedagogies of space and place; Political economies and ecologies of natural resources; Climate/environmental justice; Sustainability and social democracy; Forest, environmental and conservation history;

essandi@yorku.ca
4011
Environmental cultural studies; Environmental/ecological literary criticism, environmental writing; Sexuality, gender and environments: queer ecologies, ecological feminisms; Nature and environment in social and political thought; Everyday human/plant relations, vegetality, and botanical biopolitics;

dscott@osgoode.yorku.ca
83041
Environmental Justice; Gender and Environmental Health; Feminist Theory of the Body; Critical Sociology of Risk; Trends in Regulation and Governance;

sotomay@yorku.ca
1461427
Equity planning and community development; Global urbanization ; Urban politics and regional governance ; Urban policymaking in Latin America; Mid-sized cities ;

stiegman@yorku.ca
1259499
Indigenous knowledge, rights & food sovereignty; Indigenous/settler alliances; Food justice movements; Visual arts-based participatory research methodologies; Documentary & video activism;

noelstur@yorku.ca
1071066
Social movements, especially feminist, environmental and environmental justice ; Representations of nature and environmentalism in popular culture and mass media; Feminist, political and cultural theory; Direct action and nonviolent social change practices; Global feminist environmental justice cultural studies;

taylorL9@yorku.ca
727285
Nature and environmental politics in urban and regional planning; Political ecology of exurbia; Exurban and peri-urban geography; Rural geography; Planning and growth management: greenbelt planning; Climate change and land use planning; Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region: settlement and planning histories, especially suburbs and new urbanism; Cultural landscape studies;

thiemann@yorku.ca
736675
Arctic ecosystems; Food web ecology; Wildlife conservation; Resource management; Animal physiology;

ptimmer@yorku.ca
82312
Environmental ethics; Environmental conflict; Coastal city management;

pvictor@yorku.ca
5174
Ecological economics; Environmental policy; Sustainability;

traciw@yorku.ca
146045
Environmental education; Feminist environmental ethics and philosophy; Animal studies; Novel urban ecologies; Embodied epistemologies and ontologies;

marksw@yorku.ca
168620
Environmental Policy; Environmental Law; Sustainable Energy; Climate Change Policy;

azalik@yorku.ca
571558
Critical Development Studies/International Aid Industry; Critical Geopolitics of the oil industry focusing on the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa; Political Economy, Comparative Historical Studies, Post-Coloniality;