Rachel Goffe, Assistant Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

PhD:
City University of New York, 2017

Other Degrees:
Bachelor of Architecture, Temple University

Contact Information:

Email: rachel.goffe@utoronto.ca

UTSG office: Room 5027D, Sidney Smith Hall
UTSC office: Room HL544, Highland Hall

Personal Website: https://www.rachelgoffe.org/

Research Interests:

  • Black Geographies
  • Racial capitalism
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Land, livelihood and informal economies
  • Social reproduction
  • Urban-rural interfaces

I am a geographer and a licensed architect. My work is concerned with place-making, livelihood and the state regulation of space. I look at how formal and informal relationships to land and livelihood are defined through conflict. My research is sited in Jamaica where I am from originally and focuses on the encounter between recent policy to curtail squatting and traditions of Black life that emerged through durable yet insecure possession of small parcels of land.

Call For Students:

I am a geographer and a licensed architect. My work is concerned with place-making, livelihood and the state regulation of space. I look at how formal and informal relationships to land and livelihood are defined through conflict. My research is sited in Jamaica where I am from originally and focuses on the encounter between recent policy to curtail squatting and traditions of Black life that emerged through durable yet insecure possession of small parcels of land. I am interested in working with students working on any of the following questions: as land tenure, displacement/dispossession, informal settlements, Caribbean studies, Black geographies, feminist political economy.