Laura Vaz-Jones , Human Geography PhD Candidate


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

An Intersectional Right to the City: Afro-descendent Domestic Worker Struggles in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

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

Honours & Awards:
Vanier Scholar (2019-2021)
SSHRC (2014-2015)
RBC Fellowship in Public and Economic Policy (2014-2015)

Sharlene Mollett

Contact Information:

Research Interests:


  • feminist political economy
  • urban theory
  • right to the city
  • intersectionality
  • critical race theory
  • political ecology

Selected Publications:

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