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Liette Gilbert

Associate Professor, Associate Dean and PhD Program Coordinator
BSc (Landscape Architecture) Montreal, MA (Urban Planning), PhD (Urban Planning) UCLA


Areas of Academic Interest

  • Immigration, Multiculturalism and Citizenship
    • Multicultural Cities and Identities;
    • North American Border Politics
    • Politics of Difference in the City;
    • Media Representations of Immigration and Multiculturalism;
    • Social Justice
  • Urban and Environmental Politics
    • Planning, Design and Urbanism;
    • Exurban Growth and Environmental Conservation;
    • Political Ecology of Landscapes;
    • Environmental Justice

My research examines the oppositional struggles and alternative narratives or claims voiced by marginalized people as a form of resistance and expressions of citizenships.

My teaching and research are anchored in a critical analysis of the conventional and marginalizing processes of urban development. My interest in studying the political economy of the built environment is particularly focused on the spatial representations of economic domination in relation to the changing forms of social organizations and the implications for equity, justice and democratic participation in multicultural societies. My study of the multicultural and urban discourses and practices is based on a theoretical and methodological approach considering the incongruities between ideologies, policies and everyday practices.