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Linda Peake

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Professor
Director, The City Institute at York University
PI, SSHRC PG Urbanization, gender and the 'global south': a transformative knowledge network.

Office: 731 Kaneff Tower
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 33750
Email: lpeake@yorku.ca
Primary website: www.yorku.ca/lpeake
Secondary website: The City Institute at York University

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My research interests focus on feminist urban geographies of gender, race and sexuality, particularly as they pertain to the global south, and specifically Guyana. I also have long standing interests in whiteness and anti-racist practices, and feminist methodologies, particularly in terms of the work these do in transnational feminist praxis. My current research is a global feminist comparative project on the urban working with teams in Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown, Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah and Shanghai investigating processes of urban place-making and the changing relations between social reproduction and production since the 2007 financial global crisis. I also have a strong interest in addressing the mental health crisis in academia and currently chair the American Association of Geographers Task Force on Mental Health.

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I graduated from Reading University, UK, with an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Geography. Since completing my Ph.D. in 1983 I have taught at universities in England, the United States, Guyana and Canada and conducted research in the fields of geography, urban studies, development studies and women’s studies. I am a Professor, appointed in the Department of Social Science, where I teach in the Urban Studies Program. Since 2013 I have also been the Director of the City Institute. I am also a member of the Graduate Programmes in Geography, Development Studies, and Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. I regularly supervise both MA and Ph.D. students in all three programmes.

Research Interests: My research interests focus on feminist urban geographies of gender, race and sexuality, particularly as they pertain to the global south, and specifically Guyana. I also have long standing interests in whiteness and on developing anti-racist practices in Geography and feminist methodologies, particularly in terms of the work these do in transnational feminist praxis.

I have been conducting research in Guyana for over three decades, working with the Guyanese women’s organization Red Thread on topics ranging through the impact of structural adjustment on women and households, domestic violence, women’s reproductive health, sex work, trafficking, young adults and sexualities and most recently on poor working women, the changing nature of the relation between poverty and inequality and urbanization. These research projects have resulted in a team of researchers within Red Thread who have used their skills to conduct their own research as well as to gain employment in research conducted by various agencies and individuals in the country. I am an active supervisor and mentor and many postgraduates have accompanied me on research trips to Guyana (Amrita Persaud, Charulata Prasada, Nancy Kingsbury, Jennifer Johnson, Roxanne Richardson, Katherine Topelko, Kate Nowak, Shannon Gurevitch, Leeann Townsend, Andy Inkster, Katie MacDonald, Michelle Bobala) and England (Liz Millward) and to conferences in Canada, the USA and Australia (Allyson Mitchell, Katherine McKittrick, Sue Frohlick, Mary Ebos, Abhar Hussain, Colette Murray, Laura Shillington, Leeann Townsend).

I have sat on a number of editorial boards of academic journals including having been the Managing Editor of Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (2002-2008), a founding editor of Social and Cultural Geography (1998-2002) and book review editor of Antipode (1992-1995). I currently serve on the editorial boards of the journals Gender, Place and Culture, The Canadian Geographer and the Journal of Latin American Geography and Gender. Most recently I have joined the International Advisory Board of Signs and the Urban Studies Foundation. My most recent grant is a 6 year SSHRC Partnership Grant: Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network that involves almost 40 feminist urban scholars working in Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown, Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah and Shanghai.

Areas of Specialization: Urban Studies, Human Geography, Women's Studies

Degrees: Ph.D., Geography, Reading University B.A. Hons., Geography, Reading University

Professional Leadership:
July 2013 - current Director, The City Institute, York University.
Sept 2012 – June 2015 External Examiner, Undergraduate Degree, Department of Geography, University of the - West Indies, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan – Dec 2012 International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography, Member of an International - Panel that reviewed UK Human Geography for ESRC.
July 2007 – June 2008 Director, Centre for Feminist Research
2002- 2003 Chair, Geography, Planning and Environmental Studies Committee, SSHRC, Canada.

Community Contributions:
Expert affidavit Asylum cases for Guyanese LGBTQI individuals January 1992 – present.
Associate member of Red Thread with specific responsibility for the Research Team.
Red Thread is a multiracial Women’s Development Programme in Guyana. Established in 1986 its aim has been to assist women to empower themselves to participate in the development of their country. I joined the group in 1992 and established the Research Team. Since that time I have given the Team five training sessions (totalling approximately seven months) in research methodologies, including conducting three large-scale questionnaire-based surveys. As a result of this training the twelve women in the Team have secured over ten periods of employment (for example, with the University of Guyana, the Inter-American Development Bank and with private individuals). In addition I have written numerous funding proposals for the Research Team (to secure resources for the training sessions) and for Red Thread. The latest project is to investigate the changing nature of the relationship between women, poverty and inequality and urbanization (also SSHRC funded).

Degrees

Ph.D., Geography, Reading University
B.A. Hons., Geography, Reading University

Professional Leadership

July 2013 - present Director, The City Institute
Sept 2012 – June 2015 External Examiner, Undergraduate Degree, Department of Geography, University of the - West Indies, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan – Dec 2012 International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography, Member of an International - Panel that reviewed the status of UK Human Geography.
July 2007 – June 2008 Director, Centre for Feminist Research
2002- 2003 Chair, Geography, Planning and Environmental Studies Committee, SSHRC, Canada.
1999 – 2001 Geography Committee Member, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada.

Community Contributions

February 2011 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Brenda Wemp, Barrister and Solicitor, Vancouver
September 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, Inc., New York, USA
August 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, New York, USA
May 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Masliah & Soloway, PC, NY, USA
April 2007 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Cooley Godward, Kronish LLP, New York, USA
March 2007 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, New York, USA
September 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Legal Aid Agency, New York, USA
June 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Thompson Hine LLP, New York, USA
March 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, New York, USA
February 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force, NY, USA Guyana
Jan 1992 – present Associate member of Red Thread with specific responsibility for the Research Team.

Research Interests

Geography , Gender Issues, Urban based research on women in cities , Whiteness and anti-racist practices , Mental health and the academy

Current Research Projects

Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb)

    Summary:

    GenUrb is a six-year international research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada), that brings together over 40 feminists, academics, policymakers, and activists to advance our understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed, focusing on particular on the reconstitution of gender relations and women's right to the city.

    Description:

    Situated within the dynamic early 21st century context of urbanization, this partnership will conduct research and engage in public education and policy enrichment in seven strategically chosen cities in lower middle-income countries to advance understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed, focusing in particular on how this is reconstituting gender relations and women’s right to the city. The partnership is timely given that it was only very recently that the majority of the world’s population began living in urban centres, with urbanization fueled by rapid urban population growth in the urban global south (through natural increase and migration) and largely unrestrained capital mobility and accumulation. The partnership also coincides with the launch in 2015/16 of new global urban development platforms: UN-Habitat’s ‘New Urban Agenda’, which will lay the groundwork for new sustainability and urbanization policies and practices, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will address women’s needs through SDG 5 (‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’), and first ever global urban goal, SDG 11 (‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’), which will focus on ameliorating the negative consequences of rapid urbanization. This huge global urban transformation is now characterized by an increase in social, economic and environmental inequalities and, in particular, in the last decade by the feminization of urban poverty, meaning women represent a disproportionate percentage of the urban poor, with the brunt of housing and employment insecurity, poor transportation infrastructures, violence, and environmental disasters in urban settings felt most deeply by poor working women. At the same time, urbanization presents unprecedented opportunities for women. The large-scale, rapid pace and relative newness of these urban transformations, however, means little is known about how they are affecting the lives of poor women, how they are reconfiguring inequalities between women and men, and the impact they are having upon women’s right to the city, yet these are issues vital for equity, belonging, and justice and for democratic and sustainable urban development.

    These research and policy intervention challenges will be tackled by a new interdisciplinary and comparative partnership, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: A Transformative Knowledge Network (GenUrb). This comprises a global group of 35 feminist urban scholars and activists from 10 countries, with 13 partners that encompass 6 universities, 3 women’s organizations, 2 civil society groups, a Canadian-based policy organization and the multilateral UN-Habitat Gender Hub. The specific objectives of the partnership include conducting and disseminating research over a six-year period that will engage with urban policymakers and the application of SDG 5 and 11; and the everyday lives of grassroots urban women to explore how gendered inequality is experienced through the economic, social and environmental dimensions of insecurity via the practices the latter are employing to work towards equality and inclusion in their urban worlds, including their engagement in urban place-making. The research will take place within and across seven cities–Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown (Guyana), Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah, and Shanghai–chosen for their differing regional locations, sizes and experiences of urbanization and migration. Each City Research Team also has the objective of engaging in public education initiatives to promote active citizenship and build local institutional capacity and further enable dissemination of findings, thereby strengthening the institutional ability to advance policy and practices that reduce insecurities.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

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Books

Publication
Year

Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press).

2017

Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban (London: Routledge).

2013

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E. and Peake, L. (eds.) Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography (London: Routledge).

2004

Peake, L. and Trotz, A. Gender, Place and Ethnicity: Women and Identities in Guyana (London: Routledge).

1999

Caulfield, J. and Peake, L. (eds.) City Lives and City Forms: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Urbanism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

1996

Little, J., Peake L. and Richardson, P. (eds.) Women in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan).

1988

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock).

1987

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Peake, L. and Mullings, B. “Mental Health” in Antipode Editorial Collective: Tariq Jazeel, Andy Kent, Katherine McKittrick, Nik Theodore, Sharad Chari, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Jamie Peck, Jenny Pickerill, Marion Werner and Melissa W. Wright. Keywords in Radical Geographical Though: Antipode at 50. (London: Wiley, Antipode Book Series), pp. 175-180. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12449

2019

Peake, L. “The Life and Times of the Union of Socialist Geographers” in Barnes, T., Sheppard, E. (eds.) Spatial Histories of Radical Geography (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, Antipode Book Series), pp. 149-181.

2019

Shepherd, E. and Peake, L. “The Union of Socialist Geographers” in Antipode Editorial Collective: Tariq Jazeel, Andy Kent, Katherine McKittrick, Nik Theodore, Sharad Chari, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Jamie Peck, Jenny Pickerill, Marion Werner and Melissa W. Wright. Keywords in Radical Geographical Thought: Antipode at 50. (London: Wiley, Antipode Book Series), pp. 264-268. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12439

2019

Peake, L. 2017 “Women in geography” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. XIV, pp.7,768-7,776.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Anthropogeography” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. I, pp.174-176.

2017

Bain, A. and Peake, L. 2017 “Conclusion: Envisioning global urban futures” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.426-435.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Feminism and the urban” in Short, J. (ed) A Research Agenda for Cities (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), pp.82-97.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Feminist methodologies” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. V, pp.2,331-2,340.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Heteronormativity” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. VII, pp.3,315-3,318.

2017

Peake, L. and Bain, A. 2017 “Preface” and “Introduction: Urbanization and urban geographies” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.xv-xxi and pp.1-15.

2017

Peake, L. and Pratt, G. 2017 “Why Women in Cities Matter” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.276-294.

2017

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity” in Dodds, K., Kuus, M. and Sharpe, J. (eds.) Companion to Critical Geopolitics (Surrey: Ashgate Publishing), pp.89-108.

2013

Peake, L., and Rieker, M. 2013 “Rethinking feminist interventions into the urban” Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban (London: Routledge), pp.1-22.

2013

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S. and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R. and Swarr, A. (eds.) Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218

2010

Peake, L. and de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.) Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.105-123.

2010

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P.(eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

2009

Peake, L. 2009 “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness” in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.247-253.

2009

Peake, L. 2009 “Urban Geography: Gender in the City” in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

2009

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 2007 "Racism in Place: Another Look at Shock, Horror, and Racialization" in Moss, P. and Falconer–Al-Hindi, K. (eds.) Feminisms in geography: space, place, and environment (Rowman & Littlefield), pp. 171-178.

2007

McKittrick, K. and Peake, L. 2005 “The difference that difference(s) make to Geography” in Castree, N., Rogers, A. and Sherman, D. (eds.) Questioning Geography. Essays on a contested discipline (Oxford: Blackwell), pp.39-54.

2005

Peake, L. and Trotz, A. 2001 "Feminism and Feminist Issues in the South” in Desai, V. and Potter, R. (eds.) Companion to Development Studies (London: Arnold), pp.334-337.

2001

Peake, L. 2000 Entries on ‘Urbanisation’ pp. 479-80; and ‘Urban Planning’ p. 480 in Code, L. (ed.) A Feminist Encyclopaedia (London: Routledge).

2000

Peake, L. 1999 Entries on ‘Civil Society’ pp.31-32; ‘Discrimination’ p.61; ‘Empowerment’ pp.70-71; ‘Local State’ pp.155-156; ‘Personal is Political’ pp.199-200; ‘Pluralism’ p.203; ‘Political’ pp.203-204; ‘Political Correctness’ p.205; ‘Politics’ p.205; ‘Social Movements’ pp.256-257; ‘State’ pp.263-264; ‘Subjugation’ p.269; and ‘Subordination’ pp. 269-270 in McDowell, L. and Sharpe, J. (eds.) A Feminist Glossary for Geographers (London: Arnold).

1999

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread) 1999 “‘Givin’ lil bit for lil bit’: Women and Sex Work in Guyana” in Kempadoo, K. (ed.) Sun, Sex and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean (Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield), pp.263-290.

1999

Peake, L. 1998 “Living in Poverty in Linden, Guyana in the 1990s: Bauxite, the ‘Development of Poverty’ and Household Coping Mechanisms” in McGregor, D. (ed.) Resource Sustainability and Caribbean Development (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press), pp.171-194.

1998

Peake, L. 1997 “From Co-operative Socialism to a Social Housing Policy? Declines and Revivals in Housing Policy in Guyana” in Potter, R. and Conway, D. (eds.) Self-Help Housing, the Poor and the State in the Caribbean (Kingston, Jamaica: University of Tennessee Press/University of West Indies Press), pp. 120-140.

1997

Peake, L. 1996 "From Social Bases to Subjectivities: The Case of Red Thread in Guyana" in Bell, D., Keil, R. and Wekerle, G. (eds.) Global Cities - Local Places: Issues in Urban Sustainability (Toronto: Black Rose Books), pp. 147-154.

1996

Wekerle, G. and Peake, L. 1996 "New Social Movements and Women's Urban Activism" in Caulfield, J. and Peake, L. (eds.) City Lives and City Forms: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Urbanism (University of Toronto Press), pp. 263-281.

1996

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1996 “Seeing the Invisible: Women, Gender and Urban Development” in Stren, R. (ed.) Urban Research in Developing Countries Volume 4: Thematic Issues (Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto), pp. 279-347.

1996

Peake, L. 1994 "Engendering Change: The Place of Women's Work in Urban Social Theory" in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Women, Work and Place (Montreal: McGill Press), pp. 3-26.

1994

Kobayashi, A., Peake, L., Benenson, H., and Pickles, K. 1994 "Placing Women and Work" in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Women, Work and Place (Montreal: McGill Press), pp. xi-xlv (35pp).

1994

Peake, L. 1993 "The Development and Role of Women's Political Organisations in Guyana" in Momsen, J. (ed.) Women and Change in the Caribbean (London: Macmillan), pp. 109-131.
Reprinted in Shepherd, V. (ed) (2009) Engendering Caribbean history: cross-cultural perspectives (A Reader) (Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers)

1993

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1988 "Gender and the City: Urban Politics Revisited" in Little, J. et al (eds.) Woman in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan), pp. 21-40.

1988

Little, J., Peake, L. and Richardson, P. 1988 "Preface" AND "Introduction: Gender and the Urban Environment" in Little, J., et al (eds.) Women in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan), pp. vi-x and 1-20.

1988

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1987 "Postscript: What Hope for the Future?" in Moser, C. O. N. and L. Peake (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock), pp. 195-201.

1987

Peake, L. 1987 "The Impact of Government Housing Policy on Women in Guyana" in Moser, C. O. N. and L. Peake (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock), pp. 113-138.

1987

Peake, L. 1986 "A Conceptual Inquiry into Urban Politics and Gender" in Hoggart, K. and E. Kofman (eds.) Politics, Geography and Social Stratification (London: Croom Helm), pp. 62-85.

1986

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

A Companion to Feminist Geography by Lise Nelson and Joni Seager (eds.) (2005, Blackwell: Oxford) in The Canadian Geographer 49 (4): 416-418.

2005

Caribbean Women at the Crossroads: The Paradox of Motherhood among Women of Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica by Patricia Mohammed and Althea Perkins (1999, University of the West Indies: Canoe Press) in Third World Planning Review 22 (1): 107-109.

2001

Guyana: Microcosm of Sustainable Development Challenges by Barry Munslow (1998, Aldershot, Eng., & Brookfield, VT: Ashgate) in New West Indian Guide 75 (3 and 4): 327-329.

2001

Development Arrested. Race, Power and the Blues in the Mississippi Delta by Clyde Woods (1998, London and New York: Verso) in Political Geography 19 (8): 1037-1040.

2000

Gender, Human Rights and Planning by Tovi Fenster (ed.) (1999, London: Routledge) in The Canadian Geographer 44 (1): 93-95.

2000

Gender, Foreign Exchange and Development in the Philippines by Sylvia Chant and Cathy MacIlwaine (1995, London: Pluto Press) in Progress in Human Geography 21 (1): 120-122.

1997

The Myth of the Male Breadwinner: Women and Industrialisation in the Caribbean by Helen Safa (1995, Boulder, CO.: Westview Press) in Third World Planning Review 18 (2): 258-259.

1996

Women and Development in the Third World by Janet Henshall-Momsen (1991, London: Routledge) in Progress in Human Geography 17 (1): 149-150.

1993

Changing Perceptions, Writings on Gender and Development by Tina Wallace with Candida March (eds.) (1991, London: Oxfam) in Third World Planning Review 14 (2): 216-217.

1992

Life Spaces: Gender, Household, Employment by Caroline Andrew and Beth Moore Milroy (eds.) (1988, Vancouver: UBC Press) in The Canadian Geographer 35 (3): 319.

1991

Geography and Gender. An Introduction to Feminist Geography by Women and Geography Study Group of the Institute of British Geographers (1984, London: Hutchinson) in Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education 3 (1): 87-90.

1989

The West Indies: Patterns of Development, Culture and Environmental Change Since 1492 by David Watts (1987, Cambridge Series in Historical Geography No. 8: Cambridge University Press) in The Geographical Journal 155 (2): 260-261.

1989

Women and Politics: An International Perspective by Vicki Randall (1987, London: Macmillan) in Political Geography Quarterly 8 (3): 305-306.

1989

Two Track Training: Sex Inequalities and the YTS by Cynthia Cockburn (1987, London: Macmillan) in Environment and Planning A 20 (7): 987-988.

1988

Women and Environment in the Third World. Alliance for the Future by Irene Dankelman and Joan Davidson (1988, International Union for Conservation of Native and Natural Resources: Earthscan Publications Ltd.) in Town and Country Planning, 57 (11): 318.

1988

Geography and Gender in the Third World by Janet Momsen and Janet Townsend (eds.) (1987, London: Hutchinson) in Town and Country Planning 56 (10): 275-276.

1987

A Short History of the Guyanese People by Vincent Daly (1985, London: Macmillan) in Developing Areas Study Group Newsletter, Institute of British Geographers, Spring 1986.

1986

Gender Roles in Development Projects by Catherine Overholt, Mary Anderson, Kathleen Cloud and James Austin (1985, Connecticut: Kumarian Press) in Public Administration and Development 6 (1): 107-108.

1986

Racial Exclusionism and the City: the Urban Support of the National Front by Christopher Husbands, (1984, London: Allen and Unwin) in Political Geography Quarterly 4 (3): 258.

1985

Her Space, Her Place: A Geography of Women by Ellen Mazey and David Lee (1983, Washington Association of American Geographers, Resource Publications in Geography) in Women and Geography Study Group Newsletter, Institute of British Geographers, Spring 1984.

1984

Society and Nature: Socialist Perspectives on the Relationship between Human and Physical Geography by The London Group of the Union of Socialist Geographers (1983, London: Union of Socialist Geographers, Institute of British Geographers) in Contemporary Issues in Geographical Education 1 (2).

1984

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Peake, L. and England, K. "(What Geographers Should Know About) The State of U.S. and Canadian Academic Professional Associations’ Engagement with Mental Health Practices and Policies". The Professional Geographer. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2019.1611455

2019

Peake, L., Patrick, M., Reddy, R., Ruddick, S., Tanyildiz, G. S. and Tchoukaleyska, R. 2018 "Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36 (3): 374–386.

2018

Ruddick, S., Peake, L., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. 2018 “Planetary Urbanization: An Urban Theory for our Time?” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36 (3): 387-404.

2018

Parizeau, K., Shillington, L., Hawkins, R., Sultana, F., Mountz, A., Mullings, B. and Peake, L. 2016 “Breaking the silence: A feminist geography call to action” The Canadian Geographer 60 (2): 192-204.

2016

Peake, L., and Mullings, B. 2016 “Critical reflections on mental and emotional distress in the academy” ACME 15 (2): 253-284.

2016

Peake, L. 2016 “On feminism and feminist allies in urban geography” Urban Geography 37 (6): 830-838.

2016

“Review of, ‘Mapping Desire’ by David Bell and Gill Valentine, Classic in human geography” Progress in Human Geography 40 (4): 574-578.

2016

Peake, L. 2016 “The twenty-first century quest for feminism and the global urban” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40 (1): 219-227.

Part of theme issue edited by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, on “Global Urbanisms and the Nature of Urban Theory”.

2016

Peake, L. “The Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture: Rethinking the politics of feminist knowledge production in geography” The Canadian Geographer 59 (3): 257-266.

2015

Peake, L. and Sheppard, E. 2014 “The Emergence of Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada,” ACME 13 (2): 305-327.

2014

Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490–507.

2012

Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

2011

Mullings, B., Warner, M. and Peake, L. 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282–300.

2010

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66: 133-148.

Reprinted in DeShong, H. and K. Kempadoo (2017) (eds.) Critical Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender, Sexuality and Culture (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press)

2010

Peake, L. 2010 “In remembrance of J.K. Gibson-Graham” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

2010

Peake, L. 2008 “Editorial: moving on up” Gender, Place and Culture 15 (1): 1-5.

2008

Drummond, L. and Peake, L. 2005 “Introduction to Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship” Political Geography, 24 (3): 341-343.

2005

Peake, L. and Valentine, G. 2003 “Editorial: GPC at 10 years old” Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 10 (2): 105-107

2003

Peake, L. and Kobayashi, A. 2002 “Policies and Practices for an Antiracist Geography at the Millennium” The Professional Geographer 54 (1): 50-61.

2002

Peake, L. and Ray, B. 2001 "Racialising the Canadian Landscape: Whiteness, Uneven Geographies, and Social Justice" The Canadian Geographer 45 (1): 180-186.

2001

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. 2001 “Work, Family and Organising: An Overview of the Contemporary Economic, Social and Political Roles of Women in Guyana” (Caribbean Journal of) Social and Economic Studies 50 (2): 67-102.

2001

Gleeson, B., Katz, C., Johnson, N., Kitchin, R., Peake,L., Sibley, D. and Valentine, G. 2000 “Editorial” Social and Cultural Geography 1 (1): 5-7

2000

Peake, L. and Schein, R. 2000 "Racing Geography into the New Millennium. Studies of 'Race' and North American Geographies" Journal of Social and Cultural Geography 1 (2): 1-15.

2000

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 2000 "Racism out of Place: Thoughts on Whiteness and an Antiracist Geography in the New Millennium" Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90: 392-403.

Reprinted in Moss, P. and Falconer–Al-Hindi, K. (eds) (2007) Feminisms in geography: space, place, and environment (Rowman & Littlefield).

2000

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. 2000 “Work, Family and Organising: An Overview of the Emergence of the Economic, Social and Political Roles of Women in British Guiana” (Caribbean Journal of) Social and Economic Studies, 49 (4): 189 -222.

2000

Peake, L. 1997 “Toward a Social Geography of the City: Race and Dimensions of Urban Poverty in Women’s Lives” The Journal of Urban Affairs 19 (3): 335-361.

1997

Peake, L. 1995 "Toward an Understanding of the Interconnectedness of Women's Lives: the 'Racial' Reproduction of Labor in Low-Income Areas" Urban Geography, 16 (5): 414-439.

1995

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1994 "Unnatural Discourse: 'Race' and Gender in Geography" Gender, Place and Culture, 1(2): 225-243.

Reprinted in Barnes, T. and D. Gregory (eds.) Reading Human Geography. The Poetics and Politics of Inquiry (London: Arnold), pp. 445-460.
Reprinted in Borghi, R and Rondinonede, A. (eds) (2009) A Reader in Gender and Geography (in Italian).

1994

Peake, L. 1994 “‘Proper Words in Proper Places...’ or of Young Turks and Old Turkeys” The Canadian Geographer, 38 (3): 204-206.

Reprinted (partially) in Women and Geography Study Group (1997) Feminist Geographies: Feminist Explorations in Difference and Diversity (Essex: Longman), pp. 47-48.

1994

Peake, L. 1993 "Race and Sexuality: challenging the patriarchal structuring of urban social space" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 11 (6): 415-432.

Reprinted in Harloe, M. (ed.) (1996) The Sociology of Urban Communities (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).
Reprinted in Hamnett, C. (ed.) (1996) Social Geography. A Reader (London: Arnold).

1993

Kofman, E. and Peake, L. 1990 "Editorial Comment on the Special Issue" AND "Introduction: A Gendered Agenda for Political Geography in the 1990s" Political Geography Quarterly, 9 (4): 311-312 and 313-336.

Reprinted in John A. and Mamadouh, V. (eds) (2008) Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place – Politics: Critical Essays in Human Geography (London: Ashgate Publishing), pp. 67-90

1990

McDowell, L. and Peake, L. 1990 "Women in British Geography Revisited: or the same old story" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 14 (1): 19-30.

1990

Peake, L. 1990 "Women's Work: Incorporating Gender into Theories of Urban Social Change" Women and Environments, Fall 1989/Winter 1990: 18-20.

1990

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1989 "Gender and Urban Politics" Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education, 3 (1): 35-43.

1989

Peake, L. 1989 "The Challenge of Feminist Geography" Journal of Geography in Higher Education 13 (1): 85.

1989

Bowlby, S. and Peake, L. 1989 "The Development of Feminist Geography in Britain" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13 (1): 90-92.

1989

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1988 "Fending for Ourselves: Women as Teachers of Geography in Higher Education" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12 (2): 216-218.

1988

Peake, L. and Jackson, P. 1988 "The Restless Analyst: An Interview with David Harvey" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12 (1): 5-20.

1988

Peake, L. 1987 "Guyana: A Country in Crisis" Geography, 72 (4): 356-360.

1987

Peake, L. 1985 "Teaching Feminist Geography, Another Perspective" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 9 (2): 186-190.

1985

Peake, L. 1984 "Why Särlvik and Crewe fail to explain the 1979 General Election and Electoral Trends in the 1970s" Political Geography Quarterly, 3 (2): 161-168.

1984

Hyman, H., Mortimer, J. and Peake, L. 1979 "SSRC Research Training Course: The View of Three Research Students" Area, 11 (3): 262-263.

1979

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Peake, L., Mullings, B., Parizeau, K., England, K., Metzel, D., Wadhwa, V., Worth, N., Mountz, A., Magee, J., Thornburg, G., Finlay, J., Hawkins, B. and Pulsipher, L. 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Geography: Creating a Healthy Discipline. Report of the American Association of Geographers Task Force on Mental Health (2015-2018), 76pp.

2018

The Jane Finch TSNS Task Force. 2015 Community response to the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020: What neighbourhood improvement looks like from the perspective of residents in Jane / Finch. 70pp.

2015

Nyasimi, M., and Peake, L. “Review of SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” in ICSU, ISSC Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (Paris: International Council for Science (ICSU)), pp.29-32.

2015

Ley, D., Braun, B., Domosh, M., LeHeron, R., Peake, L., Willekins, F. and Yeoh, B. 2012. International Benchmarking Review for United Kingdom Human Geography (London: ESRC), 56pp.

2012

Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread Women’s Development Programme) 2004 “You talking ‘bout everyday story”: An exploratory study on trafficking in persons in Guyana (Georgetown, Guyana: International Office on Migration), 80pp.

2004

Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread Women’s Development Programme) 2000 Women Researching Women: Methodology Report and Research Projects on the Study of Domestic Violence and Women’s Reproductive Health in Guyana (Georgetown, Guyana: Inter-American Development Bank), 300pp. Project TC-97-07-40-9-GY.

2000

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1996 Annotated Bibliography on Urban Studies Literature on Immigrants and Canadian Cities (Ottawa: Canada Immigration and Citizenship), 210pp.

1996

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1996 The Metropolis Project: Urban Studies Research on Immigrants and Immigration in Canadian Cities (Ottawa: Canada Immigration and Citizenship), 50pp.

1996

Andrews, C., Gurstein, P., Klodawsky, F., Moore Milroy B., Peake, L., Rose, D. and Wekerle, G. 1994 Canadian Women in Cities (Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Position Paper for OECD Conference), 46pp.
Also published as "Canadian Women in Cities" Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Discussion Paper, 28pp.

1994

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1994 Seeing the Invisible: Women, Gender and Urban Development (Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto), Major Report, 50pp.

1994

Peake, L. and Munuve, J. 1986 Evaluation of CIIR's Volunteer Programme in Zimbabwe (London: Catholic Institute for International Relations), 100pp.

1986

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Peake, L., Ruddick, S., Koleth, E., Raj, R., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. “A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside” in Peake, L., Koleth, E., Raj, R., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. (eds.) A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside (London: Antipode Book Series).

2019

Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Handbook on Gender and Cities. Edward Elgar International Handbooks on Gender Series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Contract signed.

2019

Mullings, B., Parizeau, K and Peake, L. “Mental Health in Geography”. In The American Association of Geographers International Encyclopaedia of Geography, edited by Richardson, D. Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and R. Marston Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.). Invited entry.

2019

Peake, L. “Urban feminist imaginaries for the ‘21st century of the city’” in Rapatzikou, T. (ed.) The Politics of Space and the Humanities.

2019

Peake, L. “Urban Geography: Gender in the City” in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Requested by The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Second Edition. London: Elsevier.

2019

Other

Publication
Year

Encyclopaedias Edited: Section editor of over 40 entries on “Social Geography” in The AAG Encyclopaedia of Geography, edited by Richardson, D. Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and R. Marston. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

2016

Co-editor with Prof. Beverley Mullings and Prof. Kate Parizeau of a theme issue of The Canadian Geographer, 60 (2) on “Cultivating an Ethic of Wellness in Geography”.

2016

Peake, L. 2010 “The lost Amerindian girls, the tooth fairy and the Whore of Babylon”, Department of Geography, University of Reading Working Paper No. 190, 26pp.

2010

Co-editor with Prof. Lisa Drummond of a theme issue of Political Geography, 24 (3) on reports of a book by Prof. Engin Isin (Being Political).

2004

Peake, L. 1998 “Race and the Feminisation of Poverty in the Lives of Low Income Women: A Study of the Social Construction of Urban Places”, Urban Studies Working Paper No. 20, (Urban Studies Programme, York University, Canada), 40pp.

1998

Peake, L. and McDowell, L. 1995 "The Status of Women Geographers and of the Teaching of Feminist Geography in Academic Institutions in the United Kingdom", International Geographic Union Gender and Geography Commission Working Paper No. 33, 40pp.

1995

Co-editor with Prof. Eleonore Kofman of a special edition of Political Geography Quarterly, entitled "Political Geography and Gender", 9 (4).

1990

Editor of a special edition of Arena, in Journal of Geography in Higher Education entitled "The Challenge of Feminist Geography", 13, (1): 85-121.

1989

Peake, L. 1986 "Low Income Women's Participation in the Housing Process; A Case Study from Guyana", Gender and Planning Working Paper No. 10, (DPU, University College, London), 42pp.

1986

Peake, L. and Wilkins, P. 1986 "The Impact of New Technology on Women's Employment: Labour Market Segmentation and Women's Service Sector Employment in the Reading Area in the 1970s", Occasional Paper No. 11, (Geography Department, Kingston University), 31pp.

1986

Bowlby, S., Peake, L. and Wilkins, P. 1983 "Doing Feminist Research in Geography", Meeting of Minds? Feminism and Modes of Geographic Thought, (Women and Geography Study Group, IBG), pp.18-23.

1983

Peake, L. and Silk, J. 1983 "The Impact of Feminist Thought on Geographers' Theory and Practice", Meeting of Minds? Feminism and Modes of Geographic Thought, (Women and Geography Study Group, IBG), pp.5-12.

1983

Approach to Teaching


My aim in teaching is to ensure that students have learned both content and critical thinking skills in ways that are engaging and enjoyable. I do this in three ways: introducing students to existing academic knowledge through lectures and seminars; developing critical thinking skills through open discussion; and taking an interest in each student and their academic interests.




My research interests focus on feminist urban geographies of gender, race and sexuality, particularly as they pertain to the global south, and specifically Guyana. I also have long standing interests in whiteness and anti-racist practices, and feminist methodologies, particularly in terms of the work these do in transnational feminist praxis. My current research is a global feminist comparative project on the urban working with teams in Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown, Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah and Shanghai investigating processes of urban place-making and the changing relations between social reproduction and production since the 2007 financial global crisis. I also have a strong interest in addressing the mental health crisis in academia and currently chair the American Association of Geographers Task Force on Mental Health.

I graduated from Reading University, UK, with an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Geography. Since completing my Ph.D. in 1983 I have taught at universities in England, the United States, Guyana and Canada and conducted research in the fields of geography, urban studies, development studies and women’s studies. I am a Professor, appointed in the Department of Social Science, where I teach in the Urban Studies Program. Since 2013 I have also been the Director of the City Institute. I am also a member of the Graduate Programmes in Geography, Development Studies, and Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. I regularly supervise both MA and Ph.D. students in all three programmes.

Research Interests: My research interests focus on feminist urban geographies of gender, race and sexuality, particularly as they pertain to the global south, and specifically Guyana. I also have long standing interests in whiteness and on developing anti-racist practices in Geography and feminist methodologies, particularly in terms of the work these do in transnational feminist praxis.

I have been conducting research in Guyana for over three decades, working with the Guyanese women’s organization Red Thread on topics ranging through the impact of structural adjustment on women and households, domestic violence, women’s reproductive health, sex work, trafficking, young adults and sexualities and most recently on poor working women, the changing nature of the relation between poverty and inequality and urbanization. These research projects have resulted in a team of researchers within Red Thread who have used their skills to conduct their own research as well as to gain employment in research conducted by various agencies and individuals in the country. I am an active supervisor and mentor and many postgraduates have accompanied me on research trips to Guyana (Amrita Persaud, Charulata Prasada, Nancy Kingsbury, Jennifer Johnson, Roxanne Richardson, Katherine Topelko, Kate Nowak, Shannon Gurevitch, Leeann Townsend, Andy Inkster, Katie MacDonald, Michelle Bobala) and England (Liz Millward) and to conferences in Canada, the USA and Australia (Allyson Mitchell, Katherine McKittrick, Sue Frohlick, Mary Ebos, Abhar Hussain, Colette Murray, Laura Shillington, Leeann Townsend).

I have sat on a number of editorial boards of academic journals including having been the Managing Editor of Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (2002-2008), a founding editor of Social and Cultural Geography (1998-2002) and book review editor of Antipode (1992-1995). I currently serve on the editorial boards of the journals Gender, Place and Culture, The Canadian Geographer and the Journal of Latin American Geography and Gender. Most recently I have joined the International Advisory Board of Signs and the Urban Studies Foundation. My most recent grant is a 6 year SSHRC Partnership Grant: Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network that involves almost 40 feminist urban scholars working in Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown, Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah and Shanghai.

Areas of Specialization: Urban Studies, Human Geography, Women's Studies

Degrees: Ph.D., Geography, Reading University B.A. Hons., Geography, Reading University

Professional Leadership:
July 2013 - current Director, The City Institute, York University.
Sept 2012 – June 2015 External Examiner, Undergraduate Degree, Department of Geography, University of the - West Indies, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan – Dec 2012 International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography, Member of an International - Panel that reviewed UK Human Geography for ESRC.
July 2007 – June 2008 Director, Centre for Feminist Research
2002- 2003 Chair, Geography, Planning and Environmental Studies Committee, SSHRC, Canada.

Community Contributions:
Expert affidavit Asylum cases for Guyanese LGBTQI individuals January 1992 – present.
Associate member of Red Thread with specific responsibility for the Research Team.
Red Thread is a multiracial Women’s Development Programme in Guyana. Established in 1986 its aim has been to assist women to empower themselves to participate in the development of their country. I joined the group in 1992 and established the Research Team. Since that time I have given the Team five training sessions (totalling approximately seven months) in research methodologies, including conducting three large-scale questionnaire-based surveys. As a result of this training the twelve women in the Team have secured over ten periods of employment (for example, with the University of Guyana, the Inter-American Development Bank and with private individuals). In addition I have written numerous funding proposals for the Research Team (to secure resources for the training sessions) and for Red Thread. The latest project is to investigate the changing nature of the relationship between women, poverty and inequality and urbanization (also SSHRC funded).

Degrees

Ph.D., Geography, Reading University
B.A. Hons., Geography, Reading University

Professional Leadership

July 2013 - present Director, The City Institute
Sept 2012 – June 2015 External Examiner, Undergraduate Degree, Department of Geography, University of the - West Indies, St. Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago.
Jan – Dec 2012 International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography, Member of an International - Panel that reviewed the status of UK Human Geography.
July 2007 – June 2008 Director, Centre for Feminist Research
2002- 2003 Chair, Geography, Planning and Environmental Studies Committee, SSHRC, Canada.
1999 – 2001 Geography Committee Member, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Canada.

Community Contributions

February 2011 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Brenda Wemp, Barrister and Solicitor, Vancouver
September 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, Inc., New York, USA
August 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, New York, USA
May 2009 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Masliah & Soloway, PC, NY, USA
April 2007 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Cooley Godward, Kronish LLP, New York, USA
March 2007 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, New York, USA
September 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Legal Aid Agency, New York, USA
June 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Thompson Hine LLP, New York, USA
March 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Immigration Equality, New York, USA
February 2005 Expert affidavit, Asylum case, Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force, NY, USA Guyana
Jan 1992 – present Associate member of Red Thread with specific responsibility for the Research Team.

Research Interests

Geography , Gender Issues, Urban based research on women in cities , Whiteness and anti-racist practices , Mental health and the academy

Current Research Projects

Urbanization, gender and the global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb)

    Summary:

    GenUrb is a six-year international research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada), that brings together over 40 feminists, academics, policymakers, and activists to advance our understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed, focusing on particular on the reconstitution of gender relations and women's right to the city.

    Description:

    Situated within the dynamic early 21st century context of urbanization, this partnership will conduct research and engage in public education and policy enrichment in seven strategically chosen cities in lower middle-income countries to advance understanding of how the relationship between poverty and inequality is being transformed, focusing in particular on how this is reconstituting gender relations and women’s right to the city. The partnership is timely given that it was only very recently that the majority of the world’s population began living in urban centres, with urbanization fueled by rapid urban population growth in the urban global south (through natural increase and migration) and largely unrestrained capital mobility and accumulation. The partnership also coincides with the launch in 2015/16 of new global urban development platforms: UN-Habitat’s ‘New Urban Agenda’, which will lay the groundwork for new sustainability and urbanization policies and practices, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will address women’s needs through SDG 5 (‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’), and first ever global urban goal, SDG 11 (‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’), which will focus on ameliorating the negative consequences of rapid urbanization. This huge global urban transformation is now characterized by an increase in social, economic and environmental inequalities and, in particular, in the last decade by the feminization of urban poverty, meaning women represent a disproportionate percentage of the urban poor, with the brunt of housing and employment insecurity, poor transportation infrastructures, violence, and environmental disasters in urban settings felt most deeply by poor working women. At the same time, urbanization presents unprecedented opportunities for women. The large-scale, rapid pace and relative newness of these urban transformations, however, means little is known about how they are affecting the lives of poor women, how they are reconfiguring inequalities between women and men, and the impact they are having upon women’s right to the city, yet these are issues vital for equity, belonging, and justice and for democratic and sustainable urban development.

    These research and policy intervention challenges will be tackled by a new interdisciplinary and comparative partnership, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: A Transformative Knowledge Network (GenUrb). This comprises a global group of 35 feminist urban scholars and activists from 10 countries, with 13 partners that encompass 6 universities, 3 women’s organizations, 2 civil society groups, a Canadian-based policy organization and the multilateral UN-Habitat Gender Hub. The specific objectives of the partnership include conducting and disseminating research over a six-year period that will engage with urban policymakers and the application of SDG 5 and 11; and the everyday lives of grassroots urban women to explore how gendered inequality is experienced through the economic, social and environmental dimensions of insecurity via the practices the latter are employing to work towards equality and inclusion in their urban worlds, including their engagement in urban place-making. The research will take place within and across seven cities–Cairo, Cochabamba, Georgetown (Guyana), Ibadan, Mumbai, Ramallah, and Shanghai–chosen for their differing regional locations, sizes and experiences of urbanization and migration. Each City Research Team also has the objective of engaging in public education initiatives to promote active citizenship and build local institutional capacity and further enable dissemination of findings, thereby strengthening the institutional ability to advance policy and practices that reduce insecurities.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Peake, L. and Mullings, B. “Mental Health” in Antipode Editorial Collective: Tariq Jazeel, Andy Kent, Katherine McKittrick, Nik Theodore, Sharad Chari, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Jamie Peck, Jenny Pickerill, Marion Werner and Melissa W. Wright. Keywords in Radical Geographical Though: Antipode at 50. (London: Wiley, Antipode Book Series), pp. 175-180. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12449

2019

Peake, L. “The Life and Times of the Union of Socialist Geographers” in Barnes, T., Sheppard, E. (eds.) Spatial Histories of Radical Geography (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, Antipode Book Series), pp. 149-181.

2019

Shepherd, E. and Peake, L. “The Union of Socialist Geographers” in Antipode Editorial Collective: Tariq Jazeel, Andy Kent, Katherine McKittrick, Nik Theodore, Sharad Chari, Paul Chatterton, Vinay Gidwani, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Jamie Peck, Jenny Pickerill, Marion Werner and Melissa W. Wright. Keywords in Radical Geographical Thought: Antipode at 50. (London: Wiley, Antipode Book Series), pp. 264-268. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12439

2019

Peake, L. 2017 “Women in geography” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. XIV, pp.7,768-7,776.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Anthropogeography” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. I, pp.174-176.

2017

Bain, A. and Peake, L. 2017 “Conclusion: Envisioning global urban futures” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.426-435.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Feminism and the urban” in Short, J. (ed) A Research Agenda for Cities (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar), pp.82-97.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Feminist methodologies” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. V, pp.2,331-2,340.

2017

Peake, L. 2017 “Heteronormativity” in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R. (eds.) The AAG International Encyclopaedia of Geography (Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd), Vol. VII, pp.3,315-3,318.

2017

Peake, L. and Bain, A. 2017 “Preface” and “Introduction: Urbanization and urban geographies” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.xv-xxi and pp.1-15.

2017

Peake, L. and Pratt, G. 2017 “Why Women in Cities Matter” in Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press), pp.276-294.

2017

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity” in Dodds, K., Kuus, M. and Sharpe, J. (eds.) Companion to Critical Geopolitics (Surrey: Ashgate Publishing), pp.89-108.

2013

Peake, L., and Rieker, M. 2013 “Rethinking feminist interventions into the urban” Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban (London: Routledge), pp.1-22.

2013

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S. and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R. and Swarr, A. (eds.) Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218

2010

Peake, L. and de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.) Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.105-123.

2010

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P.(eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

2009

Peake, L. 2009 “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness” in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.247-253.

2009

Peake, L. 2009 “Urban Geography: Gender in the City” in Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

2009

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 2007 "Racism in Place: Another Look at Shock, Horror, and Racialization" in Moss, P. and Falconer–Al-Hindi, K. (eds.) Feminisms in geography: space, place, and environment (Rowman & Littlefield), pp. 171-178.

2007

McKittrick, K. and Peake, L. 2005 “The difference that difference(s) make to Geography” in Castree, N., Rogers, A. and Sherman, D. (eds.) Questioning Geography. Essays on a contested discipline (Oxford: Blackwell), pp.39-54.

2005

Peake, L. and Trotz, A. 2001 "Feminism and Feminist Issues in the South” in Desai, V. and Potter, R. (eds.) Companion to Development Studies (London: Arnold), pp.334-337.

2001

Peake, L. 2000 Entries on ‘Urbanisation’ pp. 479-80; and ‘Urban Planning’ p. 480 in Code, L. (ed.) A Feminist Encyclopaedia (London: Routledge).

2000

Peake, L. 1999 Entries on ‘Civil Society’ pp.31-32; ‘Discrimination’ p.61; ‘Empowerment’ pp.70-71; ‘Local State’ pp.155-156; ‘Personal is Political’ pp.199-200; ‘Pluralism’ p.203; ‘Political’ pp.203-204; ‘Political Correctness’ p.205; ‘Politics’ p.205; ‘Social Movements’ pp.256-257; ‘State’ pp.263-264; ‘Subjugation’ p.269; and ‘Subordination’ pp. 269-270 in McDowell, L. and Sharpe, J. (eds.) A Feminist Glossary for Geographers (London: Arnold).

1999

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread) 1999 “‘Givin’ lil bit for lil bit’: Women and Sex Work in Guyana” in Kempadoo, K. (ed.) Sun, Sex and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean (Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield), pp.263-290.

1999

Peake, L. 1998 “Living in Poverty in Linden, Guyana in the 1990s: Bauxite, the ‘Development of Poverty’ and Household Coping Mechanisms” in McGregor, D. (ed.) Resource Sustainability and Caribbean Development (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press), pp.171-194.

1998

Peake, L. 1997 “From Co-operative Socialism to a Social Housing Policy? Declines and Revivals in Housing Policy in Guyana” in Potter, R. and Conway, D. (eds.) Self-Help Housing, the Poor and the State in the Caribbean (Kingston, Jamaica: University of Tennessee Press/University of West Indies Press), pp. 120-140.

1997

Peake, L. 1996 "From Social Bases to Subjectivities: The Case of Red Thread in Guyana" in Bell, D., Keil, R. and Wekerle, G. (eds.) Global Cities - Local Places: Issues in Urban Sustainability (Toronto: Black Rose Books), pp. 147-154.

1996

Wekerle, G. and Peake, L. 1996 "New Social Movements and Women's Urban Activism" in Caulfield, J. and Peake, L. (eds.) City Lives and City Forms: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Urbanism (University of Toronto Press), pp. 263-281.

1996

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1996 “Seeing the Invisible: Women, Gender and Urban Development” in Stren, R. (ed.) Urban Research in Developing Countries Volume 4: Thematic Issues (Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto), pp. 279-347.

1996

Peake, L. 1994 "Engendering Change: The Place of Women's Work in Urban Social Theory" in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Women, Work and Place (Montreal: McGill Press), pp. 3-26.

1994

Kobayashi, A., Peake, L., Benenson, H., and Pickles, K. 1994 "Placing Women and Work" in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Women, Work and Place (Montreal: McGill Press), pp. xi-xlv (35pp).

1994

Peake, L. 1993 "The Development and Role of Women's Political Organisations in Guyana" in Momsen, J. (ed.) Women and Change in the Caribbean (London: Macmillan), pp. 109-131.
Reprinted in Shepherd, V. (ed) (2009) Engendering Caribbean history: cross-cultural perspectives (A Reader) (Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers)

1993

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1988 "Gender and the City: Urban Politics Revisited" in Little, J. et al (eds.) Woman in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan), pp. 21-40.

1988

Little, J., Peake, L. and Richardson, P. 1988 "Preface" AND "Introduction: Gender and the Urban Environment" in Little, J., et al (eds.) Women in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan), pp. vi-x and 1-20.

1988

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1987 "Postscript: What Hope for the Future?" in Moser, C. O. N. and L. Peake (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock), pp. 195-201.

1987

Peake, L. 1987 "The Impact of Government Housing Policy on Women in Guyana" in Moser, C. O. N. and L. Peake (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock), pp. 113-138.

1987

Peake, L. 1986 "A Conceptual Inquiry into Urban Politics and Gender" in Hoggart, K. and E. Kofman (eds.) Politics, Geography and Social Stratification (London: Croom Helm), pp. 62-85.

1986

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

A Companion to Feminist Geography by Lise Nelson and Joni Seager (eds.) (2005, Blackwell: Oxford) in The Canadian Geographer 49 (4): 416-418.

2005

Caribbean Women at the Crossroads: The Paradox of Motherhood among Women of Barbados, St. Lucia and Dominica by Patricia Mohammed and Althea Perkins (1999, University of the West Indies: Canoe Press) in Third World Planning Review 22 (1): 107-109.

2001

Guyana: Microcosm of Sustainable Development Challenges by Barry Munslow (1998, Aldershot, Eng., & Brookfield, VT: Ashgate) in New West Indian Guide 75 (3 and 4): 327-329.

2001

Development Arrested. Race, Power and the Blues in the Mississippi Delta by Clyde Woods (1998, London and New York: Verso) in Political Geography 19 (8): 1037-1040.

2000

Gender, Human Rights and Planning by Tovi Fenster (ed.) (1999, London: Routledge) in The Canadian Geographer 44 (1): 93-95.

2000

Gender, Foreign Exchange and Development in the Philippines by Sylvia Chant and Cathy MacIlwaine (1995, London: Pluto Press) in Progress in Human Geography 21 (1): 120-122.

1997

The Myth of the Male Breadwinner: Women and Industrialisation in the Caribbean by Helen Safa (1995, Boulder, CO.: Westview Press) in Third World Planning Review 18 (2): 258-259.

1996

Women and Development in the Third World by Janet Henshall-Momsen (1991, London: Routledge) in Progress in Human Geography 17 (1): 149-150.

1993

Changing Perceptions, Writings on Gender and Development by Tina Wallace with Candida March (eds.) (1991, London: Oxfam) in Third World Planning Review 14 (2): 216-217.

1992

Life Spaces: Gender, Household, Employment by Caroline Andrew and Beth Moore Milroy (eds.) (1988, Vancouver: UBC Press) in The Canadian Geographer 35 (3): 319.

1991

Geography and Gender. An Introduction to Feminist Geography by Women and Geography Study Group of the Institute of British Geographers (1984, London: Hutchinson) in Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education 3 (1): 87-90.

1989

The West Indies: Patterns of Development, Culture and Environmental Change Since 1492 by David Watts (1987, Cambridge Series in Historical Geography No. 8: Cambridge University Press) in The Geographical Journal 155 (2): 260-261.

1989

Women and Politics: An International Perspective by Vicki Randall (1987, London: Macmillan) in Political Geography Quarterly 8 (3): 305-306.

1989

Two Track Training: Sex Inequalities and the YTS by Cynthia Cockburn (1987, London: Macmillan) in Environment and Planning A 20 (7): 987-988.

1988

Women and Environment in the Third World. Alliance for the Future by Irene Dankelman and Joan Davidson (1988, International Union for Conservation of Native and Natural Resources: Earthscan Publications Ltd.) in Town and Country Planning, 57 (11): 318.

1988

Geography and Gender in the Third World by Janet Momsen and Janet Townsend (eds.) (1987, London: Hutchinson) in Town and Country Planning 56 (10): 275-276.

1987

A Short History of the Guyanese People by Vincent Daly (1985, London: Macmillan) in Developing Areas Study Group Newsletter, Institute of British Geographers, Spring 1986.

1986

Gender Roles in Development Projects by Catherine Overholt, Mary Anderson, Kathleen Cloud and James Austin (1985, Connecticut: Kumarian Press) in Public Administration and Development 6 (1): 107-108.

1986

Racial Exclusionism and the City: the Urban Support of the National Front by Christopher Husbands, (1984, London: Allen and Unwin) in Political Geography Quarterly 4 (3): 258.

1985

Her Space, Her Place: A Geography of Women by Ellen Mazey and David Lee (1983, Washington Association of American Geographers, Resource Publications in Geography) in Women and Geography Study Group Newsletter, Institute of British Geographers, Spring 1984.

1984

Society and Nature: Socialist Perspectives on the Relationship between Human and Physical Geography by The London Group of the Union of Socialist Geographers (1983, London: Union of Socialist Geographers, Institute of British Geographers) in Contemporary Issues in Geographical Education 1 (2).

1984

Books

Publication
Year

Bain, A. and Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization In A Global Context (Toronto: Oxford University Press).

2017

Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban (London: Routledge).

2013

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E. and Peake, L. (eds.) Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography (London: Routledge).

2004

Peake, L. and Trotz, A. Gender, Place and Ethnicity: Women and Identities in Guyana (London: Routledge).

1999

Caulfield, J. and Peake, L. (eds.) City Lives and City Forms: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Urbanism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

1996

Little, J., Peake L. and Richardson, P. (eds.) Women in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (London: Macmillan).

1988

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. (eds.) Women, Human Settlements and Housing (London: Tavistock).

1987

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Peake, L. and England, K. "(What Geographers Should Know About) The State of U.S. and Canadian Academic Professional Associations’ Engagement with Mental Health Practices and Policies". The Professional Geographer. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2019.1611455

2019

Peake, L., Patrick, M., Reddy, R., Ruddick, S., Tanyildiz, G. S. and Tchoukaleyska, R. 2018 "Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36 (3): 374–386.

2018

Ruddick, S., Peake, L., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. 2018 “Planetary Urbanization: An Urban Theory for our Time?” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36 (3): 387-404.

2018

Parizeau, K., Shillington, L., Hawkins, R., Sultana, F., Mountz, A., Mullings, B. and Peake, L. 2016 “Breaking the silence: A feminist geography call to action” The Canadian Geographer 60 (2): 192-204.

2016

Peake, L., and Mullings, B. 2016 “Critical reflections on mental and emotional distress in the academy” ACME 15 (2): 253-284.

2016

Peake, L. 2016 “On feminism and feminist allies in urban geography” Urban Geography 37 (6): 830-838.

2016

“Review of, ‘Mapping Desire’ by David Bell and Gill Valentine, Classic in human geography” Progress in Human Geography 40 (4): 574-578.

2016

Peake, L. 2016 “The twenty-first century quest for feminism and the global urban” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 40 (1): 219-227.

Part of theme issue edited by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, on “Global Urbanisms and the Nature of Urban Theory”.

2016

Peake, L. “The Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture: Rethinking the politics of feminist knowledge production in geography” The Canadian Geographer 59 (3): 257-266.

2015

Peake, L. and Sheppard, E. 2014 “The Emergence of Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada,” ACME 13 (2): 305-327.

2014

Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490–507.

2012

Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

2011

Mullings, B., Warner, M. and Peake, L. 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282–300.

2010

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66: 133-148.

Reprinted in DeShong, H. and K. Kempadoo (2017) (eds.) Critical Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender, Sexuality and Culture (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press)

2010

Peake, L. 2010 “In remembrance of J.K. Gibson-Graham” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

2010

Peake, L. 2008 “Editorial: moving on up” Gender, Place and Culture 15 (1): 1-5.

2008

Drummond, L. and Peake, L. 2005 “Introduction to Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship” Political Geography, 24 (3): 341-343.

2005

Peake, L. and Valentine, G. 2003 “Editorial: GPC at 10 years old” Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 10 (2): 105-107

2003

Peake, L. and Kobayashi, A. 2002 “Policies and Practices for an Antiracist Geography at the Millennium” The Professional Geographer 54 (1): 50-61.

2002

Peake, L. and Ray, B. 2001 "Racialising the Canadian Landscape: Whiteness, Uneven Geographies, and Social Justice" The Canadian Geographer 45 (1): 180-186.

2001

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. 2001 “Work, Family and Organising: An Overview of the Contemporary Economic, Social and Political Roles of Women in Guyana” (Caribbean Journal of) Social and Economic Studies 50 (2): 67-102.

2001

Gleeson, B., Katz, C., Johnson, N., Kitchin, R., Peake,L., Sibley, D. and Valentine, G. 2000 “Editorial” Social and Cultural Geography 1 (1): 5-7

2000

Peake, L. and Schein, R. 2000 "Racing Geography into the New Millennium. Studies of 'Race' and North American Geographies" Journal of Social and Cultural Geography 1 (2): 1-15.

2000

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 2000 "Racism out of Place: Thoughts on Whiteness and an Antiracist Geography in the New Millennium" Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90: 392-403.

Reprinted in Moss, P. and Falconer–Al-Hindi, K. (eds) (2007) Feminisms in geography: space, place, and environment (Rowman & Littlefield).

2000

Trotz, A. and Peake, L. 2000 “Work, Family and Organising: An Overview of the Emergence of the Economic, Social and Political Roles of Women in British Guiana” (Caribbean Journal of) Social and Economic Studies, 49 (4): 189 -222.

2000

Peake, L. 1997 “Toward a Social Geography of the City: Race and Dimensions of Urban Poverty in Women’s Lives” The Journal of Urban Affairs 19 (3): 335-361.

1997

Peake, L. 1995 "Toward an Understanding of the Interconnectedness of Women's Lives: the 'Racial' Reproduction of Labor in Low-Income Areas" Urban Geography, 16 (5): 414-439.

1995

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1994 "Unnatural Discourse: 'Race' and Gender in Geography" Gender, Place and Culture, 1(2): 225-243.

Reprinted in Barnes, T. and D. Gregory (eds.) Reading Human Geography. The Poetics and Politics of Inquiry (London: Arnold), pp. 445-460.
Reprinted in Borghi, R and Rondinonede, A. (eds) (2009) A Reader in Gender and Geography (in Italian).

1994

Peake, L. 1994 “‘Proper Words in Proper Places...’ or of Young Turks and Old Turkeys” The Canadian Geographer, 38 (3): 204-206.

Reprinted (partially) in Women and Geography Study Group (1997) Feminist Geographies: Feminist Explorations in Difference and Diversity (Essex: Longman), pp. 47-48.

1994

Peake, L. 1993 "Race and Sexuality: challenging the patriarchal structuring of urban social space" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 11 (6): 415-432.

Reprinted in Harloe, M. (ed.) (1996) The Sociology of Urban Communities (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).
Reprinted in Hamnett, C. (ed.) (1996) Social Geography. A Reader (London: Arnold).

1993

Kofman, E. and Peake, L. 1990 "Editorial Comment on the Special Issue" AND "Introduction: A Gendered Agenda for Political Geography in the 1990s" Political Geography Quarterly, 9 (4): 311-312 and 313-336.

Reprinted in John A. and Mamadouh, V. (eds) (2008) Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place – Politics: Critical Essays in Human Geography (London: Ashgate Publishing), pp. 67-90

1990

McDowell, L. and Peake, L. 1990 "Women in British Geography Revisited: or the same old story" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 14 (1): 19-30.

1990

Peake, L. 1990 "Women's Work: Incorporating Gender into Theories of Urban Social Change" Women and Environments, Fall 1989/Winter 1990: 18-20.

1990

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1989 "Gender and Urban Politics" Contemporary Issues in Geography and Education, 3 (1): 35-43.

1989

Peake, L. 1989 "The Challenge of Feminist Geography" Journal of Geography in Higher Education 13 (1): 85.

1989

Bowlby, S. and Peake, L. 1989 "The Development of Feminist Geography in Britain" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13 (1): 90-92.

1989

Bondi, L. and Peake, L. 1988 "Fending for Ourselves: Women as Teachers of Geography in Higher Education" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12 (2): 216-218.

1988

Peake, L. and Jackson, P. 1988 "The Restless Analyst: An Interview with David Harvey" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12 (1): 5-20.

1988

Peake, L. 1987 "Guyana: A Country in Crisis" Geography, 72 (4): 356-360.

1987

Peake, L. 1985 "Teaching Feminist Geography, Another Perspective" Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 9 (2): 186-190.

1985

Peake, L. 1984 "Why Särlvik and Crewe fail to explain the 1979 General Election and Electoral Trends in the 1970s" Political Geography Quarterly, 3 (2): 161-168.

1984

Hyman, H., Mortimer, J. and Peake, L. 1979 "SSRC Research Training Course: The View of Three Research Students" Area, 11 (3): 262-263.

1979

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Peake, L., Mullings, B., Parizeau, K., England, K., Metzel, D., Wadhwa, V., Worth, N., Mountz, A., Magee, J., Thornburg, G., Finlay, J., Hawkins, B. and Pulsipher, L. 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Geography: Creating a Healthy Discipline. Report of the American Association of Geographers Task Force on Mental Health (2015-2018), 76pp.

2018

The Jane Finch TSNS Task Force. 2015 Community response to the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020: What neighbourhood improvement looks like from the perspective of residents in Jane / Finch. 70pp.

2015

Nyasimi, M., and Peake, L. “Review of SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” in ICSU, ISSC Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (Paris: International Council for Science (ICSU)), pp.29-32.

2015

Ley, D., Braun, B., Domosh, M., LeHeron, R., Peake, L., Willekins, F. and Yeoh, B. 2012. International Benchmarking Review for United Kingdom Human Geography (London: ESRC), 56pp.

2012

Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread Women’s Development Programme) 2004 “You talking ‘bout everyday story”: An exploratory study on trafficking in persons in Guyana (Georgetown, Guyana: International Office on Migration), 80pp.

2004

Peake, L. (on behalf of Red Thread Women’s Development Programme) 2000 Women Researching Women: Methodology Report and Research Projects on the Study of Domestic Violence and Women’s Reproductive Health in Guyana (Georgetown, Guyana: Inter-American Development Bank), 300pp. Project TC-97-07-40-9-GY.

2000

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1996 Annotated Bibliography on Urban Studies Literature on Immigrants and Canadian Cities (Ottawa: Canada Immigration and Citizenship), 210pp.

1996

Kobayashi, A. and Peake, L. 1996 The Metropolis Project: Urban Studies Research on Immigrants and Immigration in Canadian Cities (Ottawa: Canada Immigration and Citizenship), 50pp.

1996

Andrews, C., Gurstein, P., Klodawsky, F., Moore Milroy B., Peake, L., Rose, D. and Wekerle, G. 1994 Canadian Women in Cities (Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Position Paper for OECD Conference), 46pp.
Also published as "Canadian Women in Cities" Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Discussion Paper, 28pp.

1994

Moser, C. O. N. and Peake, L. 1994 Seeing the Invisible: Women, Gender and Urban Development (Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto), Major Report, 50pp.

1994

Peake, L. and Munuve, J. 1986 Evaluation of CIIR's Volunteer Programme in Zimbabwe (London: Catholic Institute for International Relations), 100pp.

1986

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Peake, L., Ruddick, S., Koleth, E., Raj, R., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. “A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside” in Peake, L., Koleth, E., Raj, R., Patrick, D. and Tanyildiz, G. S. (eds.) A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside (London: Antipode Book Series).

2019

Peake, L. and Rieker, M. (eds.) Handbook on Gender and Cities. Edward Elgar International Handbooks on Gender Series. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Contract signed.

2019

Mullings, B., Parizeau, K and Peake, L. “Mental Health in Geography”. In The American Association of Geographers International Encyclopaedia of Geography, edited by Richardson, D. Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and R. Marston Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.). Invited entry.

2019

Peake, L. “Urban feminist imaginaries for the ‘21st century of the city’” in Rapatzikou, T. (ed.) The Politics of Space and the Humanities.

2019

Peake, L. “Urban Geography: Gender in the City” in Kobayashi, A. (ed.) Requested by The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Second Edition. London: Elsevier.

2019

Other

Publication
Year

Encyclopaedias Edited: Section editor of over 40 entries on “Social Geography” in The AAG Encyclopaedia of Geography, edited by Richardson, D. Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and R. Marston. Malden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

2016

Co-editor with Prof. Beverley Mullings and Prof. Kate Parizeau of a theme issue of The Canadian Geographer, 60 (2) on “Cultivating an Ethic of Wellness in Geography”.

2016

Peake, L. 2010 “The lost Amerindian girls, the tooth fairy and the Whore of Babylon”, Department of Geography, University of Reading Working Paper No. 190, 26pp.

2010

Co-editor with Prof. Lisa Drummond of a theme issue of Political Geography, 24 (3) on reports of a book by Prof. Engin Isin (Being Political).

2004

Peake, L. 1998 “Race and the Feminisation of Poverty in the Lives of Low Income Women: A Study of the Social Construction of Urban Places”, Urban Studies Working Paper No. 20, (Urban Studies Programme, York University, Canada), 40pp.

1998

Peake, L. and McDowell, L. 1995 "The Status of Women Geographers and of the Teaching of Feminist Geography in Academic Institutions in the United Kingdom", International Geographic Union Gender and Geography Commission Working Paper No. 33, 40pp.

1995

Co-editor with Prof. Eleonore Kofman of a special edition of Political Geography Quarterly, entitled "Political Geography and Gender", 9 (4).

1990

Editor of a special edition of Arena, in Journal of Geography in Higher Education entitled "The Challenge of Feminist Geography", 13, (1): 85-121.

1989

Peake, L. 1986 "Low Income Women's Participation in the Housing Process; A Case Study from Guyana", Gender and Planning Working Paper No. 10, (DPU, University College, London), 42pp.

1986

Peake, L. and Wilkins, P. 1986 "The Impact of New Technology on Women's Employment: Labour Market Segmentation and Women's Service Sector Employment in the Reading Area in the 1970s", Occasional Paper No. 11, (Geography Department, Kingston University), 31pp.

1986

Bowlby, S., Peake, L. and Wilkins, P. 1983 "Doing Feminist Research in Geography", Meeting of Minds? Feminism and Modes of Geographic Thought, (Women and Geography Study Group, IBG), pp.18-23.

1983

Peake, L. and Silk, J. 1983 "The Impact of Feminist Thought on Geographers' Theory and Practice", Meeting of Minds? Feminism and Modes of Geographic Thought, (Women and Geography Study Group, IBG), pp.5-12.

1983

Approach to Teaching


My aim in teaching is to ensure that students have learned both content and critical thinking skills in ways that are engaging and enjoyable. I do this in three ways: introducing students to existing academic knowledge through lectures and seminars; developing critical thinking skills through open discussion; and taking an interest in each student and their academic interests.