Faculty

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CANEL, Eduardo

CANEL, EduardoProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Sociology, York University)
Email: ecanel@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 815 Kaneff Tower
Phone Extension: 22476
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
State–Civil Society Relations, Social Movements, Socio-environmental conflicts, Forced Displacement, Social Capital, Participatory Decentralization and Local Governance, Democratization, Latin America.

Dao, Nga

Nga DaoProfile: Website
(Ph.D., Geography, York University)
Email: ngadao@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 764A South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 44675
Departmental Affiliation: International Development Studies

Research Interests
Current: River ecologies, livelihood change and environmental justice in the Mekong Delta, exploring how the delta landscape has been transformed through the expansion of boom crops, industrialization, resource (land & water) degradation and migration. Recent: Development-induced displacement in Southeast Asia, gender equality and women’s role in water resource governance, agri-business and land grabbing.

GOITOM, Mary

Mary Goitom
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(Ph.D., Social Work, University of Calgary)
Email: mgoitom@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 866 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 22839
Departmental Affiliation: Social Work

GOLDRING, Luin

Luin GoldringProfile: Website
(Ph.D., Development Sociology, Cornell University)
Email: goldring@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 2073 Vari Hall
Phone Extension: 33913
Departmental Affiliation: Sociology

GRINSPUN, Ricardo

GRINSPUN, RicardoProfile: Website
(Ph.D, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Email: ricardo@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 233 Founders College
Phone Extension: 77049
Departmental Affiliation: Economics

Research Interests
Ricardo Grinspun is associate professor of Economics, a fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), and one of the initiators of the University Consortium on the Global South at York. He specializes in questions of development and international trade, hemispheric integration, and globalization in the Americas. He is a former director of CERLAC and has directed several large scale international development projects, including now a CIDA-funded linkage project with Chilean partners on agroecology and sustainable rural development. He is co-editor and co-author of four books and one briefing paper series, and the author of more than 40 scholarly articles and technical reports. He is now co-editing and co-authoring a volume for McGill-Queen’s University Press on “deep integration” in North America.

GONZALEZ, Miguel

GONZALEZ, MiguelProfile: Website
(Ph.D, York University)
Email: migon@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 731 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 77828
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

GURURANI, Shubhra

GURURANI, ShubhraProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Anthropology, Syracuse University)
Email: gururani@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 2054E Vari Hall
Phone Extension: 77787
Departmental Affiliation: Anthropology

Research Interests
Cultural politics of environment and development, postcoloniality, third world feminisms, and social movements, extensive ethnographic and archival research in one of the internationally known hotbeds of environmental movements – the land of Chipko, in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, India and critical exploration of the cultural production and representation of nature, environmentalism, place, gender, and identity.

IDAHOSA, Pablo

IDAHOSA, PabloProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Political Science, University of Toronto)
Email: 
pidahosa@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 314 Founders College
Phone Extension: 66939
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
National development and modernity in Africa; economic displacement; development, inequality and poverty; development ethics; the politics of ethnicity; development and cultural production in Africa; and the politics of AIDS in Africa.

IDEMUDIA, Uwafiokun

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(Ph.D. Geography, Lancaster University)
Email: CHRSOSC@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 320 Founders
Phone Extension: 77812
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
Professor Idemudia’s research interests are in the areas of critical development studies, political economy and political ecology approach to natural resource extraction in developing countries, business and development, issues of governance, transparency and accountability in resource-rich African countries. He is also interested in the relationship between development and conflict as well as environmental security. He is at present working on a SSHRC funded research project that seeks to critically examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility and the resource curse in Africa.

KELLY, Phillip

KELLY, PhillipProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Geography, University of British Columbia)
Email: pfkelly@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 402 North Ross Building
Phone Extension: 66194
Departmental Affiliation: Geography

Research Interests
Labour market trajectories of Filipino immigrants and their children in Toronto; transnational linkages forged with communities and families in the Philippines and the process of socio-economic change in sending areas; interface between political economy approaches to class and labour markets, and cultural approaches that explore the intersection of class and other bases of identity; labour, industrialization and urbanization in Southeast Asia; the politics of globalization and other representations of economic space.

KEMPADOO, Kamala

KEMPADOO, KamalaProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder)
Email: kempadoo@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 704 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 66940
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science, International Development Studies (IDST)

Research Interests
Sexuality, Latin American and Caribbean studies, Black studies, human trafficking discourses, and sex work studies.

MEKOUAR, Merouan

MEKOUAR, MerouanProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Political Science, McGill University) Coordinator, International Development Studies
Email: mmekouar@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 759 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 22739
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
State and society in North Africa and the Middle East, developmental politics, authoritarian resilience, social movements, revolutions and herding behaviour.

MIANDA, Gertrude

MIANDA, GetrudeProfile: Website
(Ph.D, Laval University)
Email: mianda@glendon.yorku.ca
Campus Address: 155 York Hall, Glendon College
Phone Extension: 88198
Departmental Affiliation: School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

MUKHERJEE, Ananya

MUKHERJEE, AnanyaProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Political Economy & Public Policy, University of Southern California)
Email: ananya@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 900 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 33743
Departmental Affiliation: Political Science

Research Interests
Empirical work on South Asia; broader theoretical issues related to development – and in particular the epistemology of development, the relationship between corporate capital, globalization and human development.

OJONG, Nathanael

OJONG, NathanaelProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies)
Email: nojong@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 324 Founders College
Phone Extension: 22866
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
The political economy of development; Rural livelihoods; Food in/security; Informal economy; Land politics and policies; Microfinance and microenterprise; Poverty and social networks; Green jobs.

PATRONI, Viviana

PATRONI, VivianaProfile: Website
(PhD. Social and Political Thought, York University)
Email: vpatroni@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 833B North Ross Building
Phone Extension: 33752
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
The political economy of Latin America and its implications for development; the transformation of the world of work in this region since the 1980s; the centrality that labour struggles play in giving concrete shape to patterns of development.

PENZ, Peter

PENZ, PeterProfile: Website
(Ph.D. University of Oxford)
Email: 
ppenz@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 282 HNES Building
Phone Extension: 22620
Departmental Affiliation: Environmental Studies

QUADIR, Fahim

QUADIR, FahimProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Political Science, Dalhousie University)
Email: fquadir@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 323 Founders College
Phone Extension: 66937
Departmental Affiliation: Social Science

Research Interests
Aid effectiveness, emerging donors, civil society, democratization, economic liberalization, emerging donors, good governance, human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, development planning and management, and regionalism.

SCHRAUWERS, Albert

Albert SchrauwersProfile: Website
Email: schrauwe@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 2046 Vari Hall
Phone Extension: 40143
Departmental Affiliation: Anthropology

SESAY, Mohamed

Mohamed SesayProfile: Website
(Ph.D. McGill University)
Email: msesay19@yorku.caCampus Address: 775 South Ross Building
Phone Extension: 20510

Departmental Affiliation: Humanities

TAYLOR, Patrick

Patrick D M TaylorProfile: Website
(Ph.D. York University)
Email: taylorp@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 824 Kaneff Tower
Phone Extension: 33320

Departmental Affiliation: Humanities

VANDERGEEST, Peter

VANDERGEEST, PeterProfile: Website
(Ph.D. Development Sociology, Cornell University)
Email: pvander@yorku.ca
Campus Address: 405 North Ross Building
Phone Extension: 66191
Departmental Affiliation: Sociology

Research Interests
Political ecology, agro-food studies, the cultural politics of environment and development, and Southeast Asian studies.