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Faculty Profile

Dr. Steven Tufts

Steven TuftsAssociate Professor and Chair

PhD (Geography) York University
MA  (Geography) Queen's University
BA Hons  (Geography) McGill University

Office S404C Ross
Phone: (416) 736-5107


Geography of Canada
Introduction to Human Geography
Geographies of Organized Labour: Worker Struggles in Contemporary Landscapes
Geographies of Work, Workers and Workplaces

Research Interests

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Some Publications

Tufts S and Holmes J 2010 Student Workers and the New Economy of Mid-sized Cities: The Cases of Peterborough and Kingston, Ontario. In N Pupo and M Thomas (eds) Interrogating the New Economy. Toronto: UTP, pp129-147

Tufts, S 2009 Hospitality unionism and labour market adjustment: Toward Schumpeterian unionism? Geoforum 40: 6 980-990.

Tufts, S and L Savage 2009 Labouring Geography: Negotiating Scales, Strategies and Future Directions. Geoforum (Editorial introduction to special Issue on Labouring Geography co-edited with Lydia Savage) 40 (6), 945-948

Tufts, S 2007 Emerging labour strategies in Toronto’s Hotel Sector: Toward a Spatial Circuit of Union Renewal. Environment and Planning A, 39: 10 2383-2404.

Tufts, S 2007 World cities and union renewal. Geography Compass 1: 3, 673-694

Tufts S and S Milne 2007 Museums: a supply-side perspective. In The Heritage Tourism Experience: Critical Essays, Volume 2, ed. T Dallen International Library of Essays in Tourism, Heritage and Culture Series Ashgate, Williston VT pp279-298

Tufts S 2006 Renewal from Different Directions: The Case of UNITE-HERE Local 75. In P Kumar and C Schenk (Eds) Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences (Toronto: Broadview/Garamond/CCPA) pp201-220

Tufts, S 2006 “We Make it Work”: The Cultural Transformation of Hotel Workers in the City. Antipode 38:2, 350-373

Tufts, S 2004 Building the “Competitive City”: Labour and Toronto’s Bid to Host the Olympic Games. Geoforum (Special themed section on “New Geographies of Trade Unionism”), 35, 47-58.