Dr. Teresa Abbruzzese (Principal Investigator)
Teresa Abbruzzese is Sessional Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies Program in the Department of Social Science at York University. Teresa's teaching and research interests weave together critical social, urban, and cultural theory. Teresa’s scholarly trajectory is fuelled by her passionate interest in investigating urban sociospatial struggles through different lenses. Along her scholarly travels, she has investigated the politics of road entertainment and struggling mobilities of fairground travelers in Southern Italy; traced Bruce Springsteen’s tracks in his search for place and identity at the heart of his urban narratives and songwriting processes; examined sociospatial articulations of neoliberal urbanism by specifically looking at metropolitan governance and social housing issues, as well as suburban sprawl, regional equity, and place-based social movements in North America.
Tony Riley (DARE Recipient)
Tony Riley is an undergraduate third year Urban Studies student at York University. He was recently awarded the Lillian Lerman Book Prize and the Francis Frisken Award from the Department of Social Science, and the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Dean's Award for Research Excellence. Tony seeks to blend his technical media skills with critical urban research and planning goals related to technological equity for low-income populations. His research interests include opiate harm-reduction, the development and renewal of affordable housing in Toronto, and crisis management in South/South-East Asia.