Katharine Rankin, Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
PhD Cornell University (1999)

Other Degrees:
MRP Cornell University (1995)
BA Cornell University (1987)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 978-1592
Location: Room 5002, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George)
Email:     rankin@geog.utoronto.ca

Personal Website: https://katharinenrankin.wordpress.com

Research Interests:

  • Politics of planning and development
  • Feminist and critical theory
  • Culture-economy articulations
  • Diverse economies
  • Comparative market regulation
  • Ethnographic methods
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • Toronto
  • Website for ‘Infrastructures of Democracy’ research project: https://infrastructuresofdemocracy.wordpress.com/

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR217 – Urban Landscapes & Planning

JPG1615 – Planning and the Social Economy

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Rankin, K. N. and H. McLean. 2015. ‘Governing the commercial streets of the city: New terrains of disinvestment and gentrification in Toronto’s inner suburbs’, Antipode 47(1): 216-239.
  • Nightingale, A. J. and Rankin, K. N. 2015. ‘The Challenges for Adaptation to Climate Change in Nepal: social marginalisation and contentious politics,’ in Shrestha, K. ed. Inclusive Urbanism, Routledge. Second author.
  • Nightingale, A. J. and K. N. Rankin. 2014. ‘Political Transformations: Collaborative Feminist Scholarship in Nepal,’ special issue on ‘Cultural Politics of Gendered Identity, Place and Positionality’ in Himalaya. Equal contribution in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘A Critical Geography of Poverty Finance,’ Third World Quarterly 34(4): 551-572.
  • Rankin, K.N. 2013. ‘Polanyian Pedagogies in Planning and Economic Geography,’ Environment and Planning A 45: 1650-1655.
  • Rankin, K. 2011. ‘Assemblage and the Politics of Thick Description,’ City 15(5): 671-677.
  • Rankin, K. N. and J. Delaney. 2011. ‘Community BIAs as Practices of Assemblage: Contingent Politics in the Neoliberal City,’ Environment and Planning A 43:1363-1380.
  • Mazer, K. and K.N. Rankin. 2011. ‘The Social Space of Gentrification: Limits to Neighborhood Accessibility in Toronto’s Downtown West,’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29(5): 822 – 839. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Toward a more ambitious role for economic geography in response to the Global Financial Crisis’, Dialogues in Human Geography 1(1), 26-28.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2010. ‘Reflexivity and post-colonial critique: Toward an ethics of accountability in planning praxis,’ Planning Theory 9(3): 1-19.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2009. ‘Planning praxis and critical development studies,’ City 13(2-3): 216-226.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2008. ‘Manufacturing rural finance in Vietnam: Contested governance, market societies, entrepreneurial subjects,’ Geoforum 39(6): 1965-1977.
  • Shakya, Y. B. and K. N. Rankin. 2008. ‘The Politics of Subversion in Development Practice: Microfinance in Nepal and Vietnam,’ Journal of Development Studies 44(8): 1214-1235. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Goonewardena, K. and K. N. Rankin. 2004. ‘The Desire Called Civil Society: A Contribution to the Critique of a Bourgeois Category,’ Planning Theory 3(2): 117-149. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Goonewardena, K., K. N. Rankin and S. Weinstock. 2004. ‘Diversity and Planning Education: A Canadian Perspective,’ Canadian Planning and Policy [a joint initiative of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), formerly a CJUR supplement] 13:1 Supplement 2004: 1-27. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Anthropologies and Geographies of Globalization,’ Progress in Human Geography 27(6): 708-734.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Cultures of Economies: Gender and Socio-Spatial Change in Nepal,’ Gender, Place and Culture 10(2): 111-129.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2002. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ Journal of Feminist Economics 8(1): 1-24. [Reprinted in Jude Fernando, ed., 2006. Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of Empowerment (London: Routledge), pp. 89-111]
  • Mayer, M. and K. N. Rankin. 2002. ‘Social Capital and (Community) Development: a North/South perspective,’ Antipode 34(4): 804-808. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Governing Development: Neoliberalism, Microcredit, and Rational Economic Woman,’ Economy and Society 30(1): 18-37.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2001. ‘Planning and the Politics of Social Needs: Lessons from Financial Market Regulation in Nepal,’ International Planning Studies 6(1): 89-102.
  • Henders, S. J., et al. [8 co-authors]. 2001. ‘Democracy and Identity Conflicts in Asia: Identifying the Issues for Canada and Multilateral Institutions’, Canadian Foreign Policy 9(1): 55-66.
  • Rankin, K. N. 1996. ‘Planning for Equity: Ethical Principles from Newar Representations of Finance,’ Studies in Nepali History and Society 1(2): 395-421.

Book Chapters

  • Rankin, K.N. 2012. ‘Economic Geographies of Global Governance: Rules, rationalities, and‘relational comparisons’, pp. 307-323. In Barnes T, Sheppard E, Peck J, eds, The Wiley- Blackwell
  • Companion to Economic Geography. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2012. ‘The Praxis of Planning and Contributions of Critical Development Studies’, pp. 102-116. In Brenner N, Marcuse P and Mayer M, eds, Cities for People, Not for Profit. New York: Routledge.
  • Rankin K. N. 2009. ‘Globalization, Cultural’, pp. 570-580. In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 4. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Ninglekhu, S. and K. N. Rankin, 2008, ‘Neighborhood Associations as Civic Space in Kathmandu: Progressive and Regressive Possibilities,’ pp. 151-174. In Amrita Daniere and Michael Douglass (eds.), The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities. New York: Routledge. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K. N. and Y. B. Shakya, 2007, ‘Neoliberalising the Grassroots: Microfinance and the Politics of Development in Nepal,’ pp. 48-76. In Kim England and Kevin Ward (eds.), Neo-
  • liberalisation: Networks, States, Peoples. Oxford: Blackwell. Lead author
  • Rankin, K.N, 2006. ‘Social Capital, Microfinance, and the Politics of Development,’ pp. 89-111. In Jude Fernando, (ed.), Perils and Prospects of Micro-Credit: Neoliberalism and Cultural Politics of  Empowerment. London: Routledge.
  • Rankin, K. N. 2003. ‘Neoliberalism and Newar Economics of Practice: Gender and the Politics of Consciousness in a Nepalese Merchant Community,’ pp. 127-146. In Gracia Clark (ed.), Gender and Economic Life, in the series Monographs in Economic Anthropology. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.
  • Rankin, K. N. and K. Goonewardena. 2003. ‘The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Asia: Democracy Beyond Democracy,’ pp. 95-116. In Susan Henders (ed.), Identity and Ethnic Conflict in Asia. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield. Equal participation in joint authorship.
  • Rankin, K. N. 1999. ‘The Predicament of Labor: Kamaiya Practices and the Ideology of Freedom,’ pp. 27-45. In H. Skar (ed.), Nepal: Tharu and Tarai Neighbors. Biblioteca Himalayica Series III, Volume 16, ed. H.K. Kuloy. Kathmandu: Biblioteca Himalayica.

Books

  • Rankin, K. N. 2004. The Cultural Politics of Markets: Economic Liberalization and Social Change in Nepal. Pluto Press and University of Toronto Press. 88,265 words.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces