Michelle Buckley, Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

University of Oxford (2012)

Contact Information:

Location: Room HL520 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5027D (100 St. George Street)
Email: michelle.buckley@utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Critical urban theory
  • Intersectional perspectives on work and employment
  • Feminist political economy
  • Migration, urban livelihoods and urbanization
  • Economic geographies of real estate and the built environment

Call For Students:

I am interested in supervising students who wish to study topics relating to work, employment and labour in contemporary economies. I am particularly interested in supervising students exploring emerging forms of work and employment, questions of labour associated with the built environment of cities, or labour migration relating to India.

Selected Publications:

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • Buckley, M. and Reid-Musson, E (2018) “Urbanization as a bordering process: non-citizen labour and precarious construction work in the Greater Toronto Area”, in Ward, K., A.E.G. Jonas, B. Miller and D. Wilson (eds) The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics. Routledge.
  • Ogunyankin, G. and M. Buckley (2017) “Incremental and instant development: informal and spectacular urbanisms”,  in Bain, A. and L. Peake (eds.) Urbanization in a Global Context: A Canadian Readers’ Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Buckley, M. (2017) “Migrant Labor” in N. Castree, M. Goodchild, W. Liu, A. Kobayashi, R. Marston, and  D. Richardson (eds), The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology.
  • Buckley, M. (2015) “Construction Work, ‘Bachelor’ Builders and the Intersectional Politics of Urbanization in Dubai.” In A. Hanieh, A. Khalaf and O. El Shehabi (Eds.) Transit States: Labour, Migration & Citizenship in the Gulf. London: Pluto Press. Pp.132-152.

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