Dr. Valerie A Preston
B.A. (Geography), McGill University, Montreal, 1972
M.A. (Urban Geography), McMaster University, Hamilton, 1974
Ph.D. (Urban Geography), McMaster University, Hamilton, 1978
Office S411 Founders
Phone: (416) 736-5107 x 22421
- Gender and local labour markets;
- immigration and Canadian cities;
- social and urban geography;
- transnationalism and citizenship
Preston, Valerie and Lucia Lo ‘Ethnic enclaves in multicultural cities: new retailing patterns and new planning dilemmas’ Plan Canada - Special issue on Welcoming Communities: Planning for Diverse Populations, 72-74. February 2009
Preston, Valerie, with R. Murdie, J. Wedlock, S. Agrawal, U. Anucha, S. D’Addario, M.J. Kwak, J. Logan and A.M. Murnaghan ‘Immigrants and Homelessness - at risk in Canada’s outer suburbs’ The Canadian Geographer 53(3), 288-304. 2009
Preston, Valerie and B. Ray ‘Geographies of Discrimination: Variations in Perceived Discomfort and Discrimination in Canada’s Gateway Cities’ Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 7(3), 228-249. 2009
Preston, Valerie and B. Ray ‘Are Immigrants Socially Isolated? An Assessment of Neighbors and Neighboring in Canadian Cities’ Journal of International Migration and Integration 10(3), 217-244. 2009
Preston, Valerie, with R. Murdie, J. Wedlock, S. Agrawal, U. Anucha, S. D’Addario, M.J. Kwak, J. Logan and A.M. Murnaghan ‘At Risk in Canada’s Outer Suburbs: A Pilot Study of Immigrants and Homelessness in York Region’ in Finding Home: Policy Options for Addressing Homelessness in Canada ed J.D. Hulchanski, P. Campsie, S. Chau, S.W. Hwang and E. Paradis (Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto) www.homelesshub.ca/FindingHome 2009
Preston, Valerie, with R. Murdie, J. Wedlock, S. Agrawal, U. Anucha, S. D’Addario, M.J. Kwak, J. Logan and A.M. Murnaghan Immigrants and Homelessness - At Risk in Canada’s Outer Suburbs: A Pilot Study in York Region (Toronto: Report submitted to Homelessness Knowledge Development Program, Homelessness Partnering Secretariat, HRSDC) 2009
Preston, Valerie. ‘Derelict Zones’ in Encyclopedia of Human Geography ed B. Warf (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications) 96-97. 2007
Preston, Valerie. ‘Housing and Housing Markets’ in Encyclopedia of Human Geography ed B. Warf (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications) 228-230. 2007
Preston, Valerie. with Murdie, R. and Murnaghan, A.M. The Housing Situation of Recent Immigrants in the Toronto CMA CERIS Working Paper No. 56 (Toronto, ON: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement) 2007
Preston, Valerie. with Kobayashi, A. ‘Transnationalism Through the Life Course: Hong Kong Immigrants in Canada’ Asia Pacific Viewpoint 48(2), 151-167. 2007
Preston, Valerie. with Siemiatycki and Kobayashi, A. ‘The Dual Citizenship of Hong Kong-Canadians:Convenience or Commitment?’ in Dual Citizenship in Global Perspective: From Unitary to Multiple Citizenship ed T. Faist and P. Kivisto (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) 203-226. 2007
Preston, Valerie. with Siemiatycki, M. 2007 ‘State and Media Construction of Transnational Communities: A Case Study of Recent Migration from Hong Kong to Canada’ in The Politics of Transnational Organising ed L. Goldring and S. Krishnamurti (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press) 45-70. 2007
Preston, Valerie. with Kobayashi, A., and Siemiatycki, M. 2007 ‘Transnational Urbanism: Toronto at a Crossroads’ in Negotiating Borders and Belonging: Identities and Practices in Canada ed L. Wong and V. Satzewich (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press) 91-110. 2007.
Preston, Valerie . “Gender, Immigration and Labour Market Integration: Where We Are and What We Still Need to Know,” with E. Tastsoglou, Atlantis, 30, 1: 46-59. 2005.
Preston, Valerie . "Feminist Geographies of the ‘City’: Multiple Voices, Multiple Meanings,” with E. Ustundag in J. Seager and L. Nelson (eds.) A Companion to Feminist Geography. (Oxford: Blackwell),211-227. 2004.
Preston, Valerie . “Geographies of Violence: Women in Conflict Zones”, with M. Wong in W. Giles and J. Hyndman (eds.) Gender and Violence: Women in Conflict Zones (Berkeley: University of California Press), 152-170. 2004.
Preston, Valerie . “Immigrants’ Economic Status in Toronto: Stories of Triumph and Disappointment,” with L. Lo and S. Wang in P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.) Worlds in the City (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), 192-262. 2003.
Preston, Valerie. ”Poverty and Geographical Access to Employment: Minority Women in America’s Inner Cities” with S. McLafferty in B. Wharf and D. Jannelle (eds.) Earthworks, Geographical Solutions to 100 Problems. (Amsterdam : Kluwer). 2003
Preston, Valerie . “Gender, Inequality and Borders,” Acme. 2003
Preston, Valerie . “Immigration and Canadian Cities: Building Inclusion,” with M. Wong in C. Andrew, K.A. Graham, and S. D. Phillips (eds.) Urban Affairs, Back on the Policy Agenda (Montreal & Kingston: McGill - Queen’s University Press), 23-44. 2002.
Preston, Valerie . “La mondialisation vue d’en bas”, with P. Villeneuve, The Canadian Geographer, 45:86-97. 2001.
Preston, Valerie . “Immigrants and Employment: A Comparison of Montreal and Toronto Between 1981 and 1996", with J. Cox, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 23:87-111. 2000
Preston, Valerie . “Asian Theme Malls in Suburban Toronto: Land Use Conflict in Richmond Hill”, with L. Lo, The Canadian Geographer, 44:86-94. Also published in an earlier version as “Who Is a Canadian? Chinese Immigrants in Toronto Surburbs”, with L. Lo, Kanada Studien, 21-36. 2000
Preston, Valerie . “Spatial Mismatch Research in the 1990's: Progress and Potential”, with S. McLafferty, Papers in Regional Science, 78:387-402. 2000
Preston, Valerie . “Shiftwork, Childcare and Domestic Work: Divisions of Labour in Canadian Paper Mill Communities”, with D. Rose, G. Norcliffe and J. Holmes, Gender, Place and Culture, 7:5-29. 2000