Ahmed Allahwala, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

York University

Other Degrees:
M.A. Freie Universität Berlin

Contact Information:

Office:  MW274 (UTSC)
Phone: (416) 287-7313
Email: ahmed.allahwala@utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Urban social policy
  • Participatory action research (PAR)
  • Geography education
  • Youth engagement / Critical youth policy / Youth geographies

Call For Students:

I am interested in supervising MA students with research interests in (urban) social policy, participatory research, community geography, children & youth geographies.

Selected Publications:

  • Allahwala, A., Keil, R. 2017. Comparing Metropolitan Governance in Canada and Europe, in Boudreau, Hamel, Keil, Kipfer (eds.) Canadian and European Perspectives. Wilfred Laurier Press
  • Allahwala, A., J. Mustachi, K. Bellaire and K. L. Yuyitung. 2015. ‘Empowering Communities or Reproducing Stereotypes:  Negotiating Power/Knowledge in Service Learning Involving youth,’ Currents inTeaching and Learning 7(1): 6-22.
  • Allahwala, A. & Bunce, S. 2013. Building and Sustaining Community-University Partnerships in Marginalized Urban Areas. Journal of Geography.
  • Allahwala, A. 2011. Between Ethnoburbs and Slums in the Sky: The Geography of Immigration in Toronto, in Olaf Bartels (ed.) Schriftenreihe der Internationalen Bauaustellung (IBA). Band 5: Kosmopolis. Hamburg.
  • Allahwala, A. 2010. Neo-liberal Governance: Entrepreneurial Municipal Regimes, with Roger Keil and Julie-Anne Boudreau, in: T. Bunting and P. Filion (eds). Canadian Cities in Transition: Local through Global Perspectives, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Allahwala, A. 2009. Diaspora City: Differenz, Integration und Alltagsleben in Toronto [Diaspora City: Difference, Integration and Everyday Life in Toronto], with Roger Keil, in: Frank Gesemann and Roland Roth (eds.): Lokale Integrationspolitik in der Einwanderungs-gesellschaft. VS-Verlag.
  • Allahwala, A. 2008.Politik der Vielfalt in Toronto’ [The Politics of Diversity in Toronto], Paper published by the German Heinrich Böll Foundation. Berlin.
  • Allahwala, A. 2006. Bio-Politics: Promises and Limitations. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 17(1), 50–57.
  • Allahwala, A. 2005. Introduction to a Debate on the World Social Forum, with Roger Keil. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 29(2), 409–16.