Full Time Faculty

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NameTitleAreas of Interest
Ali, Harris ProfessorEnvironmental Disasters • Environment and Health • Environmental Sociology •
Bunch, Martin Professor, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)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 •
Campbell, Mora
(On leave)
Associate ProfessorEnvironmental ethics and philosophy • Philosophy of time/temporality studies • Spirituality, ethics, and nature • Contemplative, phenomenological and narrative forms of inquiry •
Colla, Sheila R.Assistant ProfessorEcosystem services • Citizen science • Sustainable agriculture • Plant-pollinator ecology • Endangered species conservation • Resource management • Environmental policy • Science communication •
de Costa, Ravi Associate Professor, Interim DeanIndigenous politics and policy; Indigenous-settler relations and reconciliation • Globalization and Indigenous rights • Environmental/Indigenous conflicts and alliances •
Etcheverry, José Associate Professor, Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), Business and Environment CoordinatorClimate Change Mitigation • International and National Renewable Energy Policies • Rural Electrification • Educational and Capacity Development Networks • New Media and Communications •
Fawcett, Leesa Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)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, Sarah Associate ProfessorAdolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health • Community based participatory research • HIV/AIDS • Community Development •
Ford-Smith, Honor Associate ProfessorPerformance and social movements • Race, gender, nation and colonialism and post-colonialism • Caribbean societies and their diasporas • Community and environmental arts and education •
Foster, Jennifer Associate Professor, Urban Ecologies and Planning CoordinatorUrban 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 •
Fraser, Gail Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program DirectorAvian ecology • Wildlife management • Protected area management • Environment management of offshore oil and gas •
Gilbert, Liette Professor, Graduate Program DirectorImmigration, 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) •
Haritaworn, JinAssociate ProfessorTransnational 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 •
Hoicka, Christina Assistant Professor, Faculty Associate & Environmental Research Group, Robarts' Centre for Canadian StudiesCommunity 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 •
Kapoor, Ilan
(On sabbatical)
ProfessorCritical 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) •
Keil, Roger Professor, York Chair in Global Sub/Urban StudiesGlobal Suburbanism • Urban Governance and Planning • Global Cities • Infectious Disease and Cities • Urban Infrastructures • Urban Political Ecology •
Kipfer, Stefan
(On Sabbatical)
Associate ProfessorTheories 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 •
Kusno, Abidin ProfessorGlobal cities • Urban/Suburbanism, Politics and Culture • History and Theory of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning • Nationalism, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism • Asian Studies •
Lehrer, Ute Associate ProfessorCities 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 •
MacRae, Rod Associate Professor, MES CoordinatorFederal 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 •
McGregor, DeborahAssociate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental JusticeIndigenous environmental justice • Indigenous governance • Sustainability • Water Governance • Indigenous intellectual traditions •
Molot, Lewis ProfessorIron 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 •
Montoya, Felipe
(On sabbatical)
Professor, Chair of Neotropical Conservation, Director of Las Nubes Project in Costa RicaEnvironmental Anthropology • Critical Studies in Development • Environmental Conservation in the Neotropics • Community Livelihood and Well-Being •
Mulvihill, Peter ProfessorEmerging or fringe approaches to environmental assessment • Scoping • Mega-development in Northern Canada • Scenario development • China • Environmental and sustainability thought •
Myers, LisaAssistant Lecturer, CAP CoordinatorVisual 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 •
Perkins, Ellie ProfessorInternational trade • Trade and environment • Ecological economics • Community economic development • Metal markets and trade • Debt, poverty, and environmental degradation • Women, ecology and economics •
Podur, Justin Associate Professor, GIS CoordinatorMathematical Modeling • Forest Fires • Landscape Ecology • Urban Wildlife Ecology • Political Conflicts •
Rogers, Ray Associate Professor, Vice-Chair, Faculty CouncilRelationship between economics and the natural world focusing on critiques of conservation and development • Application of social theory to the environmental crisis • Cultural studies •
Sandberg, Anders ProfessorPolitics 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 •
Sandilands, Cate ProfessorEnvironmental 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 •
Scott, DaynaAssociate Professor, Osgoode Coordinator MES/JD Joint Program, Joint Appointed with Osgoode Hall Law School, Director of the National Network on Environments and Women's Health.Environmental Justice • Gender and Environmental Health • Feminist Theory of the Body • Critical Sociology of Risk • Trends in Regulation and Governance •
Sotomayor, LuisaAssistant LecturerEquity planning and community development • Global urbanization • Urban politics and regional governance • Urban policymaking in Latin America • Mid-sized cities •
Stiegman, Martha Assistant ProfessorIndigenous knowledge, rights & food sovereignty • Indigenous/settler alliances • Food justice movements • Visual arts-based participatory research methodologies • Documentary & video activism •
Sturgeon, NoëlDean, ProfessorSocial 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 •
Taylor, Laura Associate ProfessorNature 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, Gregory Associate ProfessorArctic ecosystems • Food web ecology • Wildlife conservation • Resource management • Animal physiology •
Timmerman, Peter Associate Professor, Business & the Environment Coordinator, Chair, Faculty Council Environmental ethics • Environmental conflict • Coastal city management •
Victor, Peter ProfessorEcological economics • Environmental policy • Sustainability •
Warkentin, TraciAssistant Lecturer, Environmental/Sustainability Education CoordinatorEnvironmental education • Feminist environmental ethics and philosophy • Animal studies • Novel urban ecologies • Embodied epistemologies and ontologies •
Winfield, Mark Professor, Co-Chair, Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) & MES/JD Coordinator, Sustainable Energy Certificate CoordinatorEnvironmental Policy • Environmental Law • Sustainable Energy • Climate Change Policy •
Zalik, Anna Associate Professor, PhD CoordinatorCritical 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 •