Heather Dorries, Assistant Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

PhD:
University of Toronto

Other Degrees:
MScPl, University of Toronto
BA, McGill University

Cross Appointments:
With Centre for Indigenous Studies

Contact Information:

Phone: 416-946-8260
Location: Room 5016C, Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
heather.dorries@utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous planning
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Settler colonial urbanism
  • Planning history and theory

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR321H1S: Indigenous Worlds, Worldviews and the Environment

INS250H1F: Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice

INS390H1F: Research and Ethics in Indigenous Studies

Call For Students:

I am interested in working with students who have interests related to: Indigenous worldviews and environments with a focus on North America; settler colonialism and planning; urban floodwater infrastructure.

Selected Publications:

Book
2019. Dorries, H., Henry, B. Hugill, D., McCreary, T., and Tomiak, J. (Eds.) Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

Articles and Chapters
Forthcoming. Dorries, H., Hugill, D. and J. Tomiak. “Racial Capitalism and the Production of Settler Colonial Cities.” Geoforum.

2019. Tomiak, J., McCreary, T., Hugill D., Henry, B., Dorries, H. “Settler City Limits.” In Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

2019. Dorries, H. “Welcome to Winnipeg: Making Settler-Colonial Urban Space in ‘Canada’s Most Racist City’” In Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

2018. Trapenberg Frick, K., Myers, D., Inch, A., Dorries, H., Manning-Thomas, J., Lung Amam, W., Sandoval, G. and A. Foss. “Planning Interface: Strengthening Planning’s Effectiveness in a Hyper-Polarized World/Responding to the Conservative Common Sense of Opposition to Planning and Development in England/The Limits to Negotiation and the Promise of Refusal/Planning Contexts in a Hyper-Polarized World/A Right to Sanctuary: Supporting Immigrant Communities in an Era of Extreme Precarity/Planning and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges in a Politically Contested Environment/Speaking with the Middle 40% to Bridge the Political Divide for Mutual Gains in Planning Agreements.” Planning Theory & Practice, 19 (4), 581-615.

2018. Dorries, H. and S. Ruddick. “Between Concept and Context: Reading Gilles Deleuze and Leanne Simpson in their In/commensurabilities.” Cultural Geographies, 25(4), 619-635.

2017. Dorries, H. Planning as Property: Uncovering the Hidden Racial Logic of a Municipal Nuisance By-law, Canadian Journal of Law and Social Policy, 27 (2017), 80-102.