CITY Presents "Engaging Scholars: Critical Urbanism at York University" - April 3rd

CITY presents “Engaging Scholars: Critical Urbanism at York University” – Thursday, April 3, 2014

A half day of presentations by York PhD students on critical urban studies, Full Abstracts Here

Location: 305 York Lanes

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1 - 1.10pm Introduction: Linda Peake (Director) and Claire Major (City PhD Candidate, Geography)

1.10 - 1.35pm Bryony Halpin (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies) - The Sweet Life on Toronto’s Sugar Beach - city building in the shadow of colonialism

1.35 - 2.00pm Peter Hobbes (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies) - Hazmat Suits and Lemonade: On the Ambient Politics of Lead

2.00 - 2.25pm Alexandra Flynn (PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School) - The Cities Within: Governing “Local” and “City-wide” in Toronto

2.25 - 2.35pm  Coffee break

2.35 - 3.00pm Francesca D’Amico (PhD Candidate, History) - “It’s A Big Daddy Thing”: Black Power, Gender, Sexual Scripts and The Stories Rappers Tell of the Inner City, 1980-1990

3.00 - 3.25pm William Payne (PhD Candidate, Geography) and Oscar Torres Arroyo (PhD Candidate in Urbanism at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) - Beyond the Metropole: Theorizing Queerness and the Urban in Acapulco, Mexico

3.25 - 3.50pm Sean Gustini (PhD Candidate, Education) - City and Country and the Subject of the Ontario Child, 1893-1902

3.50 - 4.15pm Umit Aydogmus (PhD Candidate, Anthropology) - The Ottoman-Inspired Commodities and Neo-Ottomanist transformation of Istanbul

4.15 - 5.00pm  General discussion