Mitra Fakhrashrafi, MA student

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Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

Other Degrees:
University of Toronto Critical Development Studies Specialist + City Studies Minor, Honours with Distinction

Honours & Awards:
City of Toronto Regional Champions Protégée, 2017
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Partnership Fund, 2016
Hart House Good Ideas Fund, 2014
University of Toronto Merit Award, 2012

Supervisor(s):
Dr. Emily Gilbert

Contact Information:

mitra.fakhrashrafi [at] mail.utoronto.ca

twitter: @fakhmitra

Personal Website: www.mitrafakhrashrafi.com

Research Interests:

self-declared artist/archivist interested in everything toronto (read: scarborough). currently studying embodied illegalities and the possibilities/contradictions of toronto’s “sanctuary city” in the context of white settler colonial imaginaries and the nation-state that always already treats non-white bodies as second-class and “illegalized” citizens.

  • Geographies of exclusion, racialization, colonial urbanism
  • Border imperialism, im/migration
  • Multiculturalism, nationalism, and citizenship
  • Oral histories and histories of resistance

Teaching This Academic Year:

Teaching Assistant:

GGR321H1F – Indigenous Worlds, Worldviews, and the Environment

GGR240H1S – Geographies of Colonialism in North America

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life, Political Spaces