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Ranu Basu

Ranu Basu

Faculty Associate


Professor of Geography

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University

Research Keywords:

Urban social and political geography; anti-imperialism and postcolonial geographies; critical geographies of education; urban geographies of migration and displacement; theories of collective action and community organization; spatial methodologies including phronesis and critical Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Canada, Cuba, India

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She is the Principal Investigator in an international SSHRC Insight Grant project titled Subalterity, Education and Welfare Cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts of forced displacement on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata. As part of this project, a working group on the Geopolitics of Education for Peace is currently exploring international examples around the world related to questions of education, praxis, peace.

Representative Publications

Basu, R. 2021. "Geopolitical framings of subalterity in education III: Context of displacement." Refugee Watch: A
South Asian Journal on Forced Migration
58. Available HERE.