Laura Vaz-Jones , Human Geography PhD Candidate


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Plantation City: Women's Freedom and Fugitivity in Nineteenth-Century Salvador, Brazil

Other Degrees:
MA Human Geography, University of Toronto
BAH in Global Development Studies and Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Honours & Awards:
Vanier Scholar (2019-2021)
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2019-2021) (declined)
University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Top Domestic Student Award (2017-2021)
J.B.R Whitney Award, University of Toronto Association of Geography Alumni

Sharlene Mollett

Contact Information:

Research Interests:

  • feminist political economy
  • social reproduction
  • Black geographies
  • Brazil
  • urban theory
  • intersectionality
  • political ecology

Selected Publications:

Mollett, Sharlene, Vaz-Jones Laura, and Lydia Delicado Moratalla. 2020. “Feminist Political Ecologies: Race, bodies and the human,” in The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies.


Vaz-Jones, Laura. 2018. “Struggles over Land, Livelihood, and Future Possibilities: Reframing Displacement through Feminist Political Ecology.” Signs  43(3): 711-735.


Research Clusters:
Political Ecology, Political Spaces