Faculty Members and Their Research Interests
ALHASSAN, Amin (Ph.D. Communication, Concordia University)
Development Communication Policy, International Communications, ICTs and Digital Inclusion, and Post-development Theory.
BLASER, Mario (Ph.D. Anthropology, McMaster University)
Politics and geopolitics of knowledge, social movements, development and Indigenous peoples, Yshiro Indigenous nation of Paraguay in a diversity of topics ranging from emerging politics of traditionalism to the formation of a pan-Yshiro organization (Union de las Comunidades Indigenas de la Nacion Yshir - UCINY) to their most recent struggles with a Biodiversity conservation project financed by the Global Environmental Facility along with several international and national NGOs as well as the Paraguayan government.
CANEL, Eduardo (Ph.D. Sociology, York University)
State-Civil Society Relations, Social Movements, Social Capital, Decentralization and Local Governance, Latin America, the changing nature of state-civil society relations in Latin America resulting from neoliberal restructuring, democratization, and recent development discourses advocated by international development agencies.
DAS, Raju (Ph.D. Geography, Ohio State University)
Development studies, political economy, technology, nature, population, production relations, globalization and rural labor, state-society relations including state's developmental interventions, state theory, social capital, social movements, production of spatial forms of class and non-class social relations, South Asia
DRUMMOND, Lisa (Ph.D. Geographical Sciences, The Australian National University)
Urban geography, social life of non-Western cities, gender and geography, urban society in Vietnam, geography of urban Southeast Asia, Asian popular culture, development geography, gender in developing societies.
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.
GURURANI, Shubhra (Ph.D. Anthropology, Syracuse University)
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.
HELLMAN, Judith (Ph.D. Politics, University of London)
Third world politics, peasant movements, feminism and Marxism, new social movements. Author of: Mexico in Crisis, Journeys Among Women: Feminism in Five Italian Cities, and Mexican Lives. Publications include articles in Comparative Politics, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Political Economy, Labour, Capital and Society, Queen's Quarterly, LARU, NACLA, Socialist Review.
IDAHOSA, Pablo (Ph.D. Political Science, University of Toronto)
Executive of the International Development Ethics Association; Coordinator of the African Studies Program, York University
Displacement and ethnicity in the Niger Delta, the relationship between ethnicity and displacement in Nigeria, the relationship between development and modernity in Africa, relationships between development and Cultural production in Africa, and the politics of AIDS in Africa, development ethics, African political thought, the politics of ethnicity, and globalization and development.
IDEMUDIA, Uwafiokun (Ph.D. Geography, Lancaster University)
Corporate Social Responsibility and the extractive industry; the relationship between natural resources, sustainable development and conflict in the global south; and political ecology and environmental security.
KELLY, Phillip (Ph.D. Geography, University of British Columbia)
Economic integration of Southeast Asian immigrants in Canada: labour markets, workplaces, class identities, livelihoods; Filipino migration and transnationalism: cultural, political and economic dimensions; International, regional, rural-rural and rural-urban migration in/ from Southeast Asia; Labour, industrialization and urbanization in Southeast Asia; and the politics of globalization and other representations of economic space.
KEMPADOO, Kamala (Ph.D Sociology, University of Colorado)
Transnational and Caribbean feminism;, sex work and sexual-economic relations; the global trafficking of persons; intersections of race, gender and class.
MENSAH, Joseph (Ph.D. Geography, University of Alberta)
Critical development theory; socio-spatial dialectics; religious transnationalism; neoliberalism and globalization; race, space, and employment; quantitative and qualitative research methods; and Africa.
MUKHERJEE, Ananya (Ph.D. Political Economy & Public Policy, University of Southern California)
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.
PATRONI, Viviana (Ph.D. Social and Political Thought, York University)
Political economy of development in Latin America, with a special focus on Mexico and Argentina, politics of labour market reform and workers’ responses to it in Argentina.
PEAKE, Linda (Ph.D. Geography, Reading University)
Caribbean, especially Guyana; Feminist research methodologies; Axes of power (race, class, gender) and people-centred development; Gendered issues e.g.; domestic violence, women's reproductive health etc.
QUADIR, Fahimul (Ph.D. Political Science, Dalhousie University)
Civil society, democratization, economic liberalization, globalization, good governance, human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, development planning and management, and regionalism.
SRINIVASAN, Sharada (Ph.D. Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands) – Gender, Culture and violence, daughter elimination in India, poverty and insecurity, young people and development.
VANDERGEEST, Peter (Ph.D. Development Sociology, Cornell University)
Political ecology, agro-food studies, the cultural politics of environment and development, and Southeast Asian studies.