Dr. Nalini Mohabir
Nalini Mohabir is a gender and migration scholar. Her current research is concerned with gender equality and gaps in Guyana and in Trinidad. She has a PhD in Geography from the University of Leeds, and her doctoral research focused on return migration from the Caribbean back to India. Nalini is a post-doctoral fellow from January to December 2014. She is working on the “Gendered Subjectivities and Gendered Urban Forms: Urban Feminist Geographies of the Anglo-Caribbean” with Professor Linda Peake.
Frederick’s research pursues the political economy and political ecology of urban infrastructure building and maintenance in the 21st century. He holds PhD in Political Science from York University, having successfully defended the thesis “Schmutz in the Baltic: Urban Water Infrastructure, Global Finance, Environmental Outcomes in Post Communist Europe”. He has also turned his attentions from the EU and public-private partnerships to Canadian examples and has become more focused on campaigns around urban politics in Toronto to look at multinational business investment and municipal politics.
Dr. Will Poppe
Will has a PhD in Geography from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). His areas of interest encompass urban, social and cultural geography. His research at the CITY Institute focuses on governance in the context of the Tower Renewal project in Toronto. Will is interested in resident needs assessment, resident participation in the planning process and outcome measurements. Another area of interest for Will is the settlement process of refugees in North America, in particular access to affordable housing and home-ownership. Will is also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.
Dr. Roza Tchoukaleyska
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Roza’s postdoctoral research considers the function and socio-cultural meaning of public spaces in suburban high-rise developments in France and Canada, with a particular interest in the impact of high-rise refurbishment programs on community spaces and community cohesion. For her PhD in Geography (University of Sheffield) examined the impact of municipally-led gentrification on multicultural neighbourhoods in southern France.
Dr. Isabella Trindade
Isabella is an architect and urban planner with professional experience in Brazil and France. She has a B.Arch. from the Federal University of Pernambuco – Recife, Brazil; a technological specialization diploma (Certificat d’Études Approfondies en Architecture: Architecture, City, Heritage, and Development: Disruptions and Continuities) from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, France; a M.Arch in Urban Development from the Federal University of Pernambuco – Recife, Brazil; and a PhD in Urbanism by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. Despite living in Canada, she has kept her position as Research Professor of architectural project and theory at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (Universidade Católica de Pernambuco/UNICAP) in Brazil. Her main research focus is based on the social, cultural, and urban changes which took place in Brazil in the twentieth century; as well as urban space as an extension of the importing and exporting of urban models and cultural exchanges in an interdisciplinary analysis. Her PhD work has focused on the analysis of plans that guided the expansion of the major cities in Brazil since the 1950s, and the European and North American references from which their ideas have emerged.