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Ranu Basu

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Department of Geography

Associate Professor
Research Faculty, Centre for Refugee Studies

Office: Ross Building, N403
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22436
Email: ranubasu@yorku.ca


Ranu Basu is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS. Her projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to migrants; sub/urban/altern cosmopolitanism and cities of integrative multiplicity. Her current work has expanded to include Cuba and India. In 2008, she was a John A. Sproul Fellow at the Center for Canadian Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley. She served for many years on the executive board of the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS); and also the York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC); CITY Institute; and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). Most recently she has embarked on a SSHRC funded project entitled Subalterity, education and welfare cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.

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Degrees

Ph.D (Human Geography), University of Toronto
M.A. (Human Geography), University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography), University of Toronto at Scarborough
B.A. (Geography), University of Bombay

Research Interests

, Urban Social and Political Geography and Planning, Rationality and Power in Public Service Provision, Neoliberalization of Public Education in Ontario, Critical Geographies of Education, Diversity and Public Space – immigrant and refugee communities, Theories of Collective Action and Community Organization, Urban Demography and Neighbourhood Geographies, Critical Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography

Current Research Projects

Subalterity, public education, and welfare cities: Comparing the experience of displaced migrants in three cities [Havana, Toronto, Kolkata]

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    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2015-20.
State Spaces of Education in Havana: From Ideology to Practice in the 21st Century.

    See more
    Funders:
    LA&PS Faculty Award, 2015-2016.
Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough.

    See more
    Funders:
    CERIS The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2011-12.
Demographic Data and Student Equity Project - University and School Board Partnership with Carl James (PI), York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board OCDSB), York Region District School Board (YDSB))

    See more
    Funders:
    Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Grant, 2011-13.
Mapping the Politics of Education Reform in Ontario: Examining Public Elementary Schools in Transition (1993-2005).

    See more
    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2005-08.
Maintaining ‘Spaces of Integration’ in an Era of Devolution: Exploring the Geographies of Language and Education Policy in Toronto’s Elementary Schools.

    See more
    Funders:
    Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, 2005-06
Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Three Canadian Cities (with Barbara Rahder (PI), Liette Gilbert, Susan McGrath and Patricia Wood)

    See more
    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2006-09
Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services (with Lucia Lo (PI), Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef and Shuguang Wang)

    See more
    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Canada Joint Initiatives, 2006-08
A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge. (Collaborator, Susan McGrath (PI))

    See more
    Funders:
    SSHRC Cluster proposal, 2008-2015.
Books

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P.S., Basu, R. and Wang, S. (2015) Social Infrasructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs . Toronto: University of Toronto Press (available at: http://www.utppublishing.com/Social-Infrastructure-and-Vulnerability-in-the-Suburbs.html)

2015

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Basu, R. (forthcoming 2018) 'Geopolitical framings of Subalterity in Education: Compounding a Neoliberalized Welfare State' in Meusburger, P. (ed) Geographies of Schooling, Volume 14, Knowledge and Space, Springer.

2018 (forthcoming)

Basu, R., Asci, P (forthcoming 2018) 'Intermediary Cities of Refuge: From Istanbul to Kolkata' in Thakur, R, Dutt, A, Thakur S, and Pomeroy, G (eds) ‘Urban and Regional Planning and Development: 20th century Forms and 21st Century Transformations’ Springer, Netherlands.

2018 (forthcoming)

Basu, R. (forthcoming 2018) Sub/urban/altern Cosmopolitanism: Unsettling Scarborough’s Cartographic Imaginary. 'Unsettling' online catalogue, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough.

2018

Reilly, K, Basu, R., Ledwith, V. (forthcoming 2018) 'Geographies of Education: Context, Possibilities and Futures' in Tracey Skelton and Stuart Aitken (eds) Establishing Geographies of Children and Young People Springer Singapore.

2018

Murnaghan, A. and Basu, R. (2015) 'Playfully Negotiating Publics: Children, Space and Activism in the City' pp 517-525 in Dutt., Ashok, Noble, Allen G., Costa, Frank G., Thakur, Rajiv R., and Kant, Surya (eds) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development, Volume II (Netherlands: Springer)

2015

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

2012

Barakat, B., Carson, D., Taylor, A., Basu, R. and Wang, L. (2010) . 'Education, remoteness and population dynamics' in D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

2010

Basu, R. (2010) 'Geographies of Education', for the Encyclopedia of Geography , edited by Barney Wharf, Sage Publications.

2010

Massam, B., Basu, R. (2003) 'Quality of Life: the essence of the geography of health' in Akhtar,R. ed. Medical Geography: Global Perspectives, New Delhi: APH Corporation

2003

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

(2009) "The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers’ Rights" edited by Dave Hill. Taylor & Francis Group. New York London, Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2009 http://www.tcrecord.org

2009

(2006) "Beyond Segregation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighbourhoods in the United States" by Michael T. Maly, Urban Studies, Vol. 43:13.

2006

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Basu, R. and Fiedler, R.S. (2017) 'Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough' in Urban Geography, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp: 25-46. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/mBFZ3nJ2MPUmsHYfIIxj/full)

2016

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hydman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T., and Curran, W. (2015) 'For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university in ACME, Vol 14, No 4 (2015) pp:1235-1259 (available at: https://www.academia.edu/12192676 /For_Slow_Scholarship_A_Feminist_Politics_of_Resistance_through_Collective_Action_in_the_Neoliberal_University)

2015

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Critical Geographies of Education in Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/abstract)

2013

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (2013) 'Introduction: Critical Geographies of Education, Special Issue of the Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/pdf)

2013

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

2013

Rahder, B., Basu, R., Gilbert, L., McGrath, S., and Wood, P. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Diversity and Public Space in Canadian Journal of Urban Research Volume 22, Issue 1 (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443710065/C458D6C2ED61413APQ/9?accountid=15182)

2013

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

2013

Dippo, D., Basu, R., and Duran, M. (2012) 'Settlement and Schooling: Unique circumstances of refugees and forced migrants' in Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, Volume 44, 3 (available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/v044/44.3.dippo.pdf)

2012

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

2011

Basu, R. (2009) 'Phronesis through GIS:Exploring Political Spaces of Education’, in Professional Geographer, Volume 61, Issue 4, 481-492. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MYTWRMbXgap745JR8Qqw/full)

2009

Basu, R. (2007) 'Negotiating Acts of Citizenship in an Era of Neoliberal Reform: The Game of School Closures’ in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 31.1: 109-27. (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00709.x/abstract)

2007

Mok, D., Wellman, B. and Basu, R.(2007) ‘Did distance matter: Contact and support before the Internet’ in Social Networks 29, pp 430-461 (available at: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/netlab/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Did-Distance-Matter-Before-the-Internet.pdf)

2007

Basu, R. (2006) ‘Multiethnic Neighbourhoods as sites of Social Capital Formation: Examining social to political ‘integration’ in schools’ in Education, Social Justice and Citizenship Volume 1 (1): 59-82. (available: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.short)

2006

Basu, R. (2005) ‘Geo-surveillance through the Mapping of ‘Test’ Results: An Ethical Dilemma or Public Policy Solution?’ in ACME An International E-journal for Critical Geographies, Volume 3(2): 87-111.

2005

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

2004

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

2004

Basu, R. (2002) ‘Active and Dormant Spaces: A look at the Geographical Response to School Based Care’ in the ‘Journal for Planning Education and Research’ (JPER) 21: 275-285. (available at: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.refs)

2002

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Basu, R. with Kate O'Connor, Rob Fiedler, Connie Ko, and Nate Prier (2013) Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring Diversity through Public Spaces in Scarborough. Report to CERIS - Ontario Metropolis (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3074692&R=3074692)

2013

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. (2009) 'Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services', a research report submitted to Infrastructure Canada (available at www.yorku.ca/yisp). 160 pages. June.

2009

Bourne, L.S. with Starkweather, S. and Basu, R. (2000) People and Places: A Portrait of the Evolving Social Character in the Greater Toronto Region, Report to the Neptis Foundation, Toronto, 110 pp. (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM406082&R=406082)

2000

Creative Works

Publication
Year

Basu, R. (2011) 'Spatial Phronesis through Poetic Musings: Exploring Alternative Geographies' in the Art of Geography, Discussion Paper Series #59, Department of Geography, York University, edited by S. Flusty.

2011

Basu, R. (2008, 2016) Ignorant Cartographies produced at the Center for Digital Story Making, Berkeley, California.

2008



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/GEOG4380 3.0 M Urban Social Policy SEMR
Winter 2019 GS/GEOG5370 3.0 M Space, Power and the City SEMR


Ranu Basu is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS. Her projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to migrants; sub/urban/altern cosmopolitanism and cities of integrative multiplicity. Her current work has expanded to include Cuba and India. In 2008, she was a John A. Sproul Fellow at the Center for Canadian Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley. She served for many years on the executive board of the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS); and also the York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC); CITY Institute; and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). Most recently she has embarked on a SSHRC funded project entitled Subalterity, education and welfare cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.

Degrees

Ph.D (Human Geography), University of Toronto
M.A. (Human Geography), University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography), University of Toronto at Scarborough
B.A. (Geography), University of Bombay

Research Interests

, Urban Social and Political Geography and Planning, Rationality and Power in Public Service Provision, Neoliberalization of Public Education in Ontario, Critical Geographies of Education, Diversity and Public Space – immigrant and refugee communities, Theories of Collective Action and Community Organization, Urban Demography and Neighbourhood Geographies, Critical Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography

Current Research Projects

Subalterity, public education, and welfare cities: Comparing the experience of displaced migrants in three cities [Havana, Toronto, Kolkata]

    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2015-20.
State Spaces of Education in Havana: From Ideology to Practice in the 21st Century.

    Funders:
    LA&PS Faculty Award, 2015-2016.
Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough.

    Funders:
    CERIS The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2011-12.
Demographic Data and Student Equity Project - University and School Board Partnership with Carl James (PI), York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board OCDSB), York Region District School Board (YDSB))

    Funders:
    Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Grant, 2011-13.
Mapping the Politics of Education Reform in Ontario: Examining Public Elementary Schools in Transition (1993-2005).

    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2005-08.
Maintaining ‘Spaces of Integration’ in an Era of Devolution: Exploring the Geographies of Language and Education Policy in Toronto’s Elementary Schools.

    Funders:
    Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, 2005-06
Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Three Canadian Cities (with Barbara Rahder (PI), Liette Gilbert, Susan McGrath and Patricia Wood)

    Funders:
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2006-09
Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services (with Lucia Lo (PI), Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef and Shuguang Wang)

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Canada Joint Initiatives, 2006-08
A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge. (Collaborator, Susan McGrath (PI))

    Funders:
    SSHRC Cluster proposal, 2008-2015.

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Basu, R. (forthcoming 2018) 'Geopolitical framings of Subalterity in Education: Compounding a Neoliberalized Welfare State' in Meusburger, P. (ed) Geographies of Schooling, Volume 14, Knowledge and Space, Springer.

2018 (forthcoming)

Basu, R., Asci, P (forthcoming 2018) 'Intermediary Cities of Refuge: From Istanbul to Kolkata' in Thakur, R, Dutt, A, Thakur S, and Pomeroy, G (eds) ‘Urban and Regional Planning and Development: 20th century Forms and 21st Century Transformations’ Springer, Netherlands.

2018 (forthcoming)

Basu, R. (forthcoming 2018) Sub/urban/altern Cosmopolitanism: Unsettling Scarborough’s Cartographic Imaginary. 'Unsettling' online catalogue, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough.

2018

Reilly, K, Basu, R., Ledwith, V. (forthcoming 2018) 'Geographies of Education: Context, Possibilities and Futures' in Tracey Skelton and Stuart Aitken (eds) Establishing Geographies of Children and Young People Springer Singapore.

2018

Murnaghan, A. and Basu, R. (2015) 'Playfully Negotiating Publics: Children, Space and Activism in the City' pp 517-525 in Dutt., Ashok, Noble, Allen G., Costa, Frank G., Thakur, Rajiv R., and Kant, Surya (eds) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development, Volume II (Netherlands: Springer)

2015

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

2012

Barakat, B., Carson, D., Taylor, A., Basu, R. and Wang, L. (2010) . 'Education, remoteness and population dynamics' in D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

2010

Basu, R. (2010) 'Geographies of Education', for the Encyclopedia of Geography , edited by Barney Wharf, Sage Publications.

2010

Massam, B., Basu, R. (2003) 'Quality of Life: the essence of the geography of health' in Akhtar,R. ed. Medical Geography: Global Perspectives, New Delhi: APH Corporation

2003

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

(2009) "The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers’ Rights" edited by Dave Hill. Taylor & Francis Group. New York London, Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2009 http://www.tcrecord.org

2009

(2006) "Beyond Segregation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighbourhoods in the United States" by Michael T. Maly, Urban Studies, Vol. 43:13.

2006

Books

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P.S., Basu, R. and Wang, S. (2015) Social Infrasructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs . Toronto: University of Toronto Press (available at: http://www.utppublishing.com/Social-Infrastructure-and-Vulnerability-in-the-Suburbs.html)

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Basu, R. and Fiedler, R.S. (2017) 'Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough' in Urban Geography, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp: 25-46. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/mBFZ3nJ2MPUmsHYfIIxj/full)

2016

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hydman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T., and Curran, W. (2015) 'For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university in ACME, Vol 14, No 4 (2015) pp:1235-1259 (available at: https://www.academia.edu/12192676 /For_Slow_Scholarship_A_Feminist_Politics_of_Resistance_through_Collective_Action_in_the_Neoliberal_University)

2015

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Critical Geographies of Education in Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/abstract)

2013

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (2013) 'Introduction: Critical Geographies of Education, Special Issue of the Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/pdf)

2013

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

2013

Rahder, B., Basu, R., Gilbert, L., McGrath, S., and Wood, P. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Diversity and Public Space in Canadian Journal of Urban Research Volume 22, Issue 1 (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443710065/C458D6C2ED61413APQ/9?accountid=15182)

2013

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

2013

Dippo, D., Basu, R., and Duran, M. (2012) 'Settlement and Schooling: Unique circumstances of refugees and forced migrants' in Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, Volume 44, 3 (available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/v044/44.3.dippo.pdf)

2012

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

2011

Basu, R. (2009) 'Phronesis through GIS:Exploring Political Spaces of Education’, in Professional Geographer, Volume 61, Issue 4, 481-492. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MYTWRMbXgap745JR8Qqw/full)

2009

Basu, R. (2007) 'Negotiating Acts of Citizenship in an Era of Neoliberal Reform: The Game of School Closures’ in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 31.1: 109-27. (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00709.x/abstract)

2007

Mok, D., Wellman, B. and Basu, R.(2007) ‘Did distance matter: Contact and support before the Internet’ in Social Networks 29, pp 430-461 (available at: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/netlab/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Did-Distance-Matter-Before-the-Internet.pdf)

2007

Basu, R. (2006) ‘Multiethnic Neighbourhoods as sites of Social Capital Formation: Examining social to political ‘integration’ in schools’ in Education, Social Justice and Citizenship Volume 1 (1): 59-82. (available: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.short)

2006

Basu, R. (2005) ‘Geo-surveillance through the Mapping of ‘Test’ Results: An Ethical Dilemma or Public Policy Solution?’ in ACME An International E-journal for Critical Geographies, Volume 3(2): 87-111.

2005

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

2004

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

2004

Basu, R. (2002) ‘Active and Dormant Spaces: A look at the Geographical Response to School Based Care’ in the ‘Journal for Planning Education and Research’ (JPER) 21: 275-285. (available at: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.refs)

2002

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Basu, R. with Kate O'Connor, Rob Fiedler, Connie Ko, and Nate Prier (2013) Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring Diversity through Public Spaces in Scarborough. Report to CERIS - Ontario Metropolis (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3074692&R=3074692)

2013

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. (2009) 'Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services', a research report submitted to Infrastructure Canada (available at www.yorku.ca/yisp). 160 pages. June.

2009

Bourne, L.S. with Starkweather, S. and Basu, R. (2000) People and Places: A Portrait of the Evolving Social Character in the Greater Toronto Region, Report to the Neptis Foundation, Toronto, 110 pp. (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM406082&R=406082)

2000

Creative Works

Publication
Year

Basu, R. (2011) 'Spatial Phronesis through Poetic Musings: Exploring Alternative Geographies' in the Art of Geography, Discussion Paper Series #59, Department of Geography, York University, edited by S. Flusty.

2011

Basu, R. (2008, 2016) Ignorant Cartographies produced at the Center for Digital Story Making, Berkeley, California.

2008



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/GEOG4380 3.0 M Urban Social Policy SEMR
Winter 2019 GS/GEOG5370 3.0 M Space, Power and the City SEMR