Focus: Social Sciences
Sharlene Mollett is an associate professor in the department of human geography at U of T Scarborough. As a feminist political ecologist and cultural geographer, Mollett studies the relationship between land and culture, and how gender and race shape access to natural resources. Her research areas include land and natural resource conflicts, development geography and property rights.
Nicole Charles is an assistant professor in the department of historical studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research focuses on women, gender and sexuality studies, including Caribbean feminisms and Black feminist health science studies. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach in her research, Charles questions issues of care, gendered and racialized risk, technoscience and coloniality in the Black Atlantic.
Rhonda McEwen is U of T Mississauga's vice-principal academic and dean and a member of the BRN Steering Committee. McEwen is also Canada Research Chair in Tactile Interfaces, Communication and is professor of emerging media and communication at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.
Vincent Kuuire is an assistant professor in the department of geography, geomatics, and environment at U of T Mississauga. His research examines immigrant integration dynamics in Canada, particularly, the various forms of immigration transnational activities.
Caroline Shenaz Hossein is an associate professor in the department of global development studies at U of T Scarborough. Hossein’s research navigates solidarity economies – a movement that started in the Global South – which prioritizes social profitability instead of financial gain.