Dr. Kesha Fevrier
Department of Geography and Planning
B.A. University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica
MES York University
PhD York University
Research and Teaching Interests:
Black Ecologies and Geographies, Urban Political Ecology focused on the Global South, Geographies of Waste, Informal Labour Markets in the Global South, Environmental Justice, and Investigations of Race from a Spatial perspective and vice versa.
My research unfolds broadly at the intersection of race and space. I am particularly interested in how this co-constitutive relationship informs the everyday lived experiences of marginalized groups in the global South. My doctoral research used a case study of electronic waste recycling in Ghana to demonstrate how the geopolitics of race and community demographics inform the value of space, shaping through discriminatory and harmful acts, the urban sphere, and the identities and experiences of community members which creates distinct, uneven, racial/ethnic geographies and landscapes.
My immediate research interest extends the reach of my doctoral project into the interdisciplinary field of material culture studies, radical black feminist politics, and feminist political ecology, with a particular emphasis on the used textiles trade.
In addition to my academic training, I bring to the classroom professional experience from the public and private sectors.
I am open to supervising students with complementary research interests. I am particularly interested in supporting students from equity-seeking groups and exploring ways to increase accessibility for students traditionally underrepresented in academic institutions.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 139kB)