Event Series: Celebrating Feminist Interdisciplinary Urban Research

YORK UNIVERSITY SHOWCASES LEADING-EDGE FEMINIST URBAN RESEARCH IN A SERIES OF EVENTS IN EARLY NOVEMBER 2014

Watch for detailed descriptions of these events in forthcoming announcements and on posters around campus.

SERIES A: NOVEMBER 3

1. POLS 4404/5504 UNDERGRADUATE-GRADUATE STUDENT ONLY EVENT WITH DR. FARANAK
MIRAFTAB. Dr. Faranak Miraftab (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will make a special visit to the first hour of Dr. Laam Hae’s Politics and Cultures of Neoliberal Urbanism Course (POLS 4404/5504). Limited space. Students are required to complete readings in advance. Please RSVP to Dr. Laam Hae (lhae@yorku.ca) by Friday, October 31st at 1630. This event has been made possible with the generous financial support of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Geography; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; the Associate Dean of Research (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies); and, the Office of the Provost.

November 3, Monday, 1130-1230, Location: Accolade East, 008.

2. PUBLIC EVENT: MAKING A HOME IN THE HEARTLAND: IMMIGRATION AND GLOBAL LABOUR MOBILITY.  The Department of Political Science hosts this flagship Monday Seminar Series event with Dr. Faranak Miraftab (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Dr. Miraftab will be discussing her forthcoming book
(Indiana University Press). This event has been made possible with the generous financial support of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Geography; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; the Associate Dean of Research (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies); and, the Office of the Provost.

November 3, Monday, 1430-1630, Location: Verney Room, South Ross 674.

SERIES B: NOVEMBER 4

1. PUBLIC EVENT: PLACE MATTERS: MAPPING IRANIAN WOMEN IN TEHRAN’S PUBLIC SPACES USING QUALITATIVE GIS. A CITY SEMINAR with Dr. Nazgol Bagheri (University of Texas, San Antonio). The Department of Geography and The City Institute will jointly host this event.

November 4, Tuesday, 1130-1230, Location: 305 York Lanes.

2. PUBLIC EVENT: PLANETARY URBANIZATION, CITIES, HEARTLANDS AND HOME: A roundtable discussion hosted by the Department of Political Science with: Dr. Nazgol Bagheri (University of Texas, San Antonio); Karl Gardner (doctoral student, York University); Dr. Laam Hae (York University), Dr. Roger Keil (York University); Dr. Faranak Miraftab (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); and Jess Parish (doctoral candidate, York University). Chaired by Vanesa Tomasino-Rodriguez (doctoral student, York University). This event has been made possible with the generous  support of the European Union, Jean Monnet Programme (incoming Jean Monnet Chair, Dr. Heather MacRae); The City Institute; the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Geography; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; the Associate Dean of Research (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies); and, the Office of the Provost.

November 4, Tuesday, 1430 to 1630, Location: Verney Room, South Ross 674.

3. RECEPTION FOR PLANETARY URBANIZATION ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES.
This event has been made possible with the generous financial support of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Department of Geography; Department of Political Science; Department of Social Science; the Associate Dean of Research (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies); and, the Office of the Provost.  Special thanks is also extended to the incoming Jean Monnet Chair, Dr. Heather MacRae, for providing assistance in arranging this event.

November 4, Tuesday, 1630-1730. Location: Verney Room, South Ross 674.

SERIES C: NOVEMBER 5

1. GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY MEET AND GREET WITH DR. NAZGOL BAGHERI. This event is sponsored by The City Institute.

November 5, Wednesday, 1400-1600, Location: Room 749, Kaneff Tower.

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For further information on these events please contact Dr. Karen Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science (murrayk@yorku.ca) or Dr. Linda Peake, Director, The City Institute (city@yorku.ca).

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