Alison L Bain

Department of Geography

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, N422
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 66192
Emailabain@yorku.ca

I am a feminist urban social geographer who studies contemporary urban and suburban culture. My research examines the complex relationships of cultural workers and LGBTQ2S populations to cities and suburbs in Canada and Germany with particular attention to questions of identity formation, place-making, spatial politics, and neighbourhood change. Much of my writing has focused on the (sub)urban geographies of artistic labour, creative practice, and cultural production and has involved the development of critiques of creative city theory and cultural planning in their application to small- and mid-sized cities and suburbs. I am especially interested in contested processes of social inclusion and social exclusion in neighbourhoods as triggered by both bottom-up and top-down arts-led urban redevelopment initiatives as well as queer place-making practices. I teach urban geography at the undergraduate and graduate level, and have developed courses on public space contestations and interventions, the cultures of cities, and the spatial politics of urban place-making.

Area of Specialization

Geography

Degrees

Ph.D. Geography, University of Cambridge
M.A. Geography, University of Toronto
B.A. (Hons.) Geography, Queen’s University

Professional Leadership

North American Managing Editor, Urban Studies journal 2017-2020.

Research Interests

Arts and Culture , Gender Issues , Urban geography, Arts-led urban redevelopment, Geographies of artistic labour and creative practice, Geographies of sexualities, Feminist pedagogies

Selected Publications

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (eds) (2017) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 435.

Bain, A.L. (2013) Creative Margins: Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 294.

Bain, A.L. (2017) Neighbourhood artistic disaffiliation in Hamilton, Ontario. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016658390.

Bain, A.L. (2016) Suburban creativity and innovation. In Richard Shearmur, Christophe Carrincazeaux, and David Doloreaux (eds) Handbook on the Geography of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 266-276.

Laliberte, N., Bain, A.L., Lankenau, G., Sziarto, K., Bolduc, M.F., and McGinty, A.M. (2017) The controversy capital of stealth feminism in higher education. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 16(1): 34-58.

Bain, A.L., Payne, W., and Isen, J. (2014) Rendering a neighbourhood queer. Social and Cultural Geography 16(4): 424-443.

Current Research Projects

Queering Canadian suburbs: LGBTQ2S place-making outside of central cities

Summary: 
This research addresses key knowledge gaps regarding the lives, service needs, and place-making practices of suburban Canadian LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Two-Spirit) populations. The dearth of attention to sexuality among suburban scholars and the limited investigation of the suburbs by geographers of sexualities means that we know little about the LGBTQ2S populations living there, or how to situate them within changing suburban landscapes. In Canada, this inattention has significant implications: a limited understanding of the spatial, embodied and discursive dimensions of everyday queer lives in suburbia; an inadequate grasp of the support services and the socially inclusive policymaking needed at the municipal and metropolitan scales; and an inability to imagine suburbia as a queer location. This research uses queer and intersectionality theories to document the geographies of queer suburban lives as they intersect with other minority identity markers (e.g., ethnicity, racialization, class, gender, and age) in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2016
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2020

Collaborator: Julie Podmore, Brian Ray

Socio-spatial impacts of German (in)formal arts districts


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016

Collaborator: Friederike Landau

The role of artist-run centres in neighbourhood change: a study of Hamilton


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2012
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2016

The creative capacity of mid-size cities in Ontario, Canada: a comparison of Thunder Bay and Peterborough


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2009

The new creative edge: how contemporary cultural workers are transforming Canadian suburbs

Summary: 
This project is an empirical study of cultural production and creative practice in the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ suburbs of Toronto (Etobicoke and Mississauga) and Vancouver (North Vancouver and Surrey) – two city-regions in Canada with the highest concentrations of people working in cultural and creative occupations. In public and private imagination, artistic creativity is often associated with the energy and intensity of ‘authentic’ places in the centres of large cities. Yet, as scholarly studies and reports commissioned by Canadian arts organizations document, the process of gentrification is steadily erasing spaces of cultural production and displacing artists from downtown artistic neighbourhoods to suburban locations. However, these same studies offer minimal discussion of how artists function as cultural workers on the suburban periphery. This project examines how suburban cultural workers relate to the suburbs as place, but also as expressions of lifestyle and values. The objectives are to investigate the functional advantages and disadvantages of suburban cultural production, the relationship of cultural workers to suburban landscapes and lifestyles, and the impact that cultural workers have on the form and character of Canadian suburbs. It extends scholarly understanding of how the creative process differently unfolds for practicing suburban cultural workers and how it is variously affected through the presence or absence of cultural infrastructure and cultural planning initiatives.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2006
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010

Selected Publications

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (eds) (2017) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 435.

Bain, A.L. (2013) Creative Margins: Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 294.

Bain, A.L. (2017) Neighbourhood artistic disaffiliation in Hamilton, Ontario. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016658390.

Bain, A.L. (2016) Suburban creativity and innovation. In Richard Shearmur, Christophe Carrincazeaux, and David Doloreaux (eds) Handbook on the Geography of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 266-276.

Laliberte, N., Bain, A.L., Lankenau, G., Sziarto, K., Bolduc, M.F., and McGinty, A.M. (2017) The controversy capital of stealth feminism in higher education. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 16(1): 34-58.

Bain, A.L., Payne, W., and Isen, J. (2014) Rendering a neighbourhood queer. Social and Cultural Geography 16(4): 424-443.

All Publications

Books

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (eds) (2017) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 435.

Bain, A.L. (2013) Creative Margins: Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 294.

Book Chapters

Bain, A.L. and Rallis, N. (2017) Crawling with art: public art installations on James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. In Martha Radice and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (eds) Urban Encounters: Art and the Public. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 119-147.

Bain, A.L. and Baker, R. (2017) Land use and creativity in post-industrial cities. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 103-119.

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (2017) Conclusion: envisioning global urban futures. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 426-435.

Peake, L. and Bain, A.L. (2017) Introduction: urbanization and urban geographies. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1-16.

Bain, A.L. and Arik, H. (2016) Patriarchy. The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. New York: Wiley Press.

Bain, A.L. and Burnett, R. (2016) Urban regeneration in a mid-sized city: a new vision for downtown Sudbury. In Ren Thomas (ed) Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 328-338.

Bain, A.L. (2016) Suburban creativity and innovation. In Richard Shearmur, Christophe Carrincazeaux, and David Doloreaux (eds) Handbook on the Geography of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 266-276.

Bain, A.L. (2015) Re-imaging, re-elevating, re-placing the urban. In Pierre Filion, Markus Moos, Ryan Walker, and Tara Vinodrai (eds) Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the 21st Century. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 244-257.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, D.M. (2013) From post to poster to post-industrial: cultural networks and eclectic creative practice. In Myrna Breitbart (ed) Cultural Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (Different) Scene . Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 97-121.

Bain, A.L. and Marsh, J. (2012) Peterborough: a georegion in transition? In Gordon Nelson (ed) Beyond the Global City: Understanding and Planning for the Diversity of Ontario. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 147-166.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, D.M. (2011) Eclectic creativity: interdisciplinary creative alliances as informal cultural strategy. In Bas van Heur and Anne Lorentzen (eds) Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 128-141.

Bain, A.L. (2010) Re-imaging, re-elevating, re-placing the urban. In Trudi Bunting, Pierre Filion, and Ryan Walker (eds) Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the 21st Century. Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 262-275.

Bain, A.L. (2009) Creativ* suburbs: cultural ‘popcorn’ pioneering in Etobicoke. In Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington, and Norma Rantisi (eds) Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy. London & New York: Routledge, 63-74.

Bain, A.L. (2009) Masculinism. In Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1. Oxford: Elsevier, 486-491.

Nash, C.J. and Bain, A.L. (2007) Pussies declawed: unpacking the politics of a queer women’s bathhouse raid. In Kath Browne, Jason Lim, and Gavin Brown (eds) Geographies of Sexualities: Theory, Practice, and Politics. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 159-168.

Journal Articles

Bain, A.L. and Landau, F. (forthcoming) Artists, temporality, and the governance of collaborative place-making. Urban Affairs Review.

Fem-Mentee Collective (alphabetically: Bain, A.L., Baker, R., Laliberte, N., Milan, A., Payne, W., Ravensbergen-Hodgins, L., and Saad, D.) (forthcoming) Emotional masking and spill-overs in the neoliberal university: a feminist geographic perspective on mentorship. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Bain, A.L. and Landau, F. (forthcoming) Artist intermediaries in Berlin: cultural intermediation as an interscalar strategy of self-organizational survival. Urban Research and Practice.

Bain, A.L. (2017) Neighbourhood artistic disaffiliation in Hamilton, Ontario. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016658390.

Laliberte, N., Bain, A.L., Lankenau, G., Sziarto, K., Bolduc, M.F., and McGinty, A.M. (2017) The controversy capital of stealth feminism in higher education. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 16(1): 34-58.

Bain, A.L. and Payne, W. (2016) Queer de-participation in the co-production of scholarly knowledge. Qualitative Research 16(3): 330-340.

Bain, A.L., Payne, W., and Isen, J. (2014) Rendering a neighbourhood queer. Social and Cultural Geography 16(4): 424-443.

Bain, A.L. and Verjee, Z. (2014) Planning a suburban public artscape: the case of Mississauga, Canada. Journal of Art and the Public Sphere. 2(1-3): 87-101.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, H. (2013) The artistic precariat. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, 6(1): 93-111.

Bain, A.L. (2007) Claiming space: fatherhood and artistic practice. Gender, Place and Culture 14(3): 249-265.

Bain, A.L. and Nash, C.J. (2007) The Toronto Women’s Bathhouse raid: querying queer identities in the courtroom. Antipode, 39(1): 17-34.

Nash, C.J. and Bain, A.L. (2007) ‘Reclaiming raunch’?: spatializing queer identities at a Toronto women’s bathhouse event. Social and Cultural Geography, 8(1): 47-62.

Bain, A.L. and Nash, C.J. (2006) Undressing the researcher: feminism, embodiment and sexuality at a queer bathhouse event. Area, 38(1): 99-106.

Bain, A.L. (2006) Resisting the creation of forgotten places: artistic production in Toronto neighbourhoods. The Canadian Geographer, 50(4): 417-431.

Bain, A.L. (2005) Constructing an artistic identity. Work, Employment, and Society, 19(1): 25-46.

Bain, A.L. (2004) In/visible geographies: absence, emergence, presence, and the fine art of identity construction. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 95(4): 419-426.

Bain, A.L. (2004) Female artistic identity in place: the studio. Social and Cultural Geography. 5(2): 171-193.

Bain, A.L. (2003) Constructing contemporary artistic identities in Toronto neighbourhoods. The Canadian Geographer. 47(3): 303-317.

Bain, A.L. (2003) White western teenage girls and urban space: challenging Hollywood’s representations. Gender, Place and Culture. 10(3): 197-213.

Book Reviews

Bain, A.L. (2016) Performing the global city. Review of D.J. Hopkins and Kim Solga (eds) 2015: Performance and the Global City. Canadian Theatre Review. 167 (Summer).

Bain, A.L. (2014) Review of Rupa Huq 2013: Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 38(5): 1921-1923.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG2220 6.0  Urban Geography LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/GEOG4900 3.0  Public Space SEMR  


I am a feminist urban social geographer who studies contemporary urban and suburban culture. My research examines the complex relationships of cultural workers and LGBTQ2S populations to cities and suburbs in Canada and Germany with particular attention to questions of identity formation, place-making, spatial politics, and neighbourhood change. Much of my writing has focused on the (sub)urban geographies of artistic labour, creative practice, and cultural production and has involved the development of critiques of creative city theory and cultural planning in their application to small- and mid-sized cities and suburbs. I am especially interested in contested processes of social inclusion and social exclusion in neighbourhoods as triggered by both bottom-up and top-down arts-led urban redevelopment initiatives as well as queer place-making practices. I teach urban geography at the undergraduate and graduate level, and have developed courses on public space contestations and interventions, the cultures of cities, and the spatial politics of urban place-making.

Area of Specialization

Geography

Degrees

Ph.D. Geography, University of Cambridge
M.A. Geography, University of Toronto
B.A. (Hons.) Geography, Queen’s University

Professional Leadership

North American Managing Editor, Urban Studies journal 2017-2020.

Research Interests:

Arts and Culture , Gender Issues , Urban geography, Arts-led urban redevelopment, Geographies of artistic labour and creative practice, Geographies of sexualities, Feminist pedagogies

Current Research Projects

Queering Canadian suburbs: LGBTQ2S place-making outside of central cities

Summary: 
This research addresses key knowledge gaps regarding the lives, service needs, and place-making practices of suburban Canadian LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Two-Spirit) populations. The dearth of attention to sexuality among suburban scholars and the limited investigation of the suburbs by geographers of sexualities means that we know little about the LGBTQ2S populations living there, or how to situate them within changing suburban landscapes. In Canada, this inattention has significant implications: a limited understanding of the spatial, embodied and discursive dimensions of everyday queer lives in suburbia; an inadequate grasp of the support services and the socially inclusive policymaking needed at the municipal and metropolitan scales; and an inability to imagine suburbia as a queer location. This research uses queer and intersectionality theories to document the geographies of queer suburban lives as they intersect with other minority identity markers (e.g., ethnicity, racialization, class, gender, and age) in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2016
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2020

Collaborator: Julie Podmore, Brian Ray

Socio-spatial impacts of German (in)formal arts districts


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2016

Collaborator: Friederike Landau

The role of artist-run centres in neighbourhood change: a study of Hamilton


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2012
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2016

The creative capacity of mid-size cities in Ontario, Canada: a comparison of Thunder Bay and Peterborough


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2009

The new creative edge: how contemporary cultural workers are transforming Canadian suburbs

Summary: 
This project is an empirical study of cultural production and creative practice in the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ suburbs of Toronto (Etobicoke and Mississauga) and Vancouver (North Vancouver and Surrey) – two city-regions in Canada with the highest concentrations of people working in cultural and creative occupations. In public and private imagination, artistic creativity is often associated with the energy and intensity of ‘authentic’ places in the centres of large cities. Yet, as scholarly studies and reports commissioned by Canadian arts organizations document, the process of gentrification is steadily erasing spaces of cultural production and displacing artists from downtown artistic neighbourhoods to suburban locations. However, these same studies offer minimal discussion of how artists function as cultural workers on the suburban periphery. This project examines how suburban cultural workers relate to the suburbs as place, but also as expressions of lifestyle and values. The objectives are to investigate the functional advantages and disadvantages of suburban cultural production, the relationship of cultural workers to suburban landscapes and lifestyles, and the impact that cultural workers have on the form and character of Canadian suburbs. It extends scholarly understanding of how the creative process differently unfolds for practicing suburban cultural workers and how it is variously affected through the presence or absence of cultural infrastructure and cultural planning initiatives.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2006
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2010

All Publications

Books

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (eds) (2017) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 435.

Bain, A.L. (2013) Creative Margins: Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 294.

Book Chapters

Bain, A.L. and Rallis, N. (2017) Crawling with art: public art installations on James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. In Martha Radice and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (eds) Urban Encounters: Art and the Public. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 119-147.

Bain, A.L. and Baker, R. (2017) Land use and creativity in post-industrial cities. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 103-119.

Bain, A.L. and Peake, L. (2017) Conclusion: envisioning global urban futures. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 426-435.

Peake, L. and Bain, A.L. (2017) Introduction: urbanization and urban geographies. In Alison L. Bain and Linda Peake (eds) Urbanization in a Global Context. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1-16.

Bain, A.L. and Arik, H. (2016) Patriarchy. The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. New York: Wiley Press.

Bain, A.L. and Burnett, R. (2016) Urban regeneration in a mid-sized city: a new vision for downtown Sudbury. In Ren Thomas (ed) Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 328-338.

Bain, A.L. (2016) Suburban creativity and innovation. In Richard Shearmur, Christophe Carrincazeaux, and David Doloreaux (eds) Handbook on the Geography of Innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 266-276.

Bain, A.L. (2015) Re-imaging, re-elevating, re-placing the urban. In Pierre Filion, Markus Moos, Ryan Walker, and Tara Vinodrai (eds) Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the 21st Century. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 244-257.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, D.M. (2013) From post to poster to post-industrial: cultural networks and eclectic creative practice. In Myrna Breitbart (ed) Cultural Economies in Post-Industrial Cities: Manufacturing a (Different) Scene . Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 97-121.

Bain, A.L. and Marsh, J. (2012) Peterborough: a georegion in transition? In Gordon Nelson (ed) Beyond the Global City: Understanding and Planning for the Diversity of Ontario. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 147-166.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, D.M. (2011) Eclectic creativity: interdisciplinary creative alliances as informal cultural strategy. In Bas van Heur and Anne Lorentzen (eds) Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 128-141.

Bain, A.L. (2010) Re-imaging, re-elevating, re-placing the urban. In Trudi Bunting, Pierre Filion, and Ryan Walker (eds) Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the 21st Century. Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 262-275.

Bain, A.L. (2009) Creativ* suburbs: cultural ‘popcorn’ pioneering in Etobicoke. In Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington, and Norma Rantisi (eds) Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy. London & New York: Routledge, 63-74.

Bain, A.L. (2009) Masculinism. In Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1. Oxford: Elsevier, 486-491.

Nash, C.J. and Bain, A.L. (2007) Pussies declawed: unpacking the politics of a queer women’s bathhouse raid. In Kath Browne, Jason Lim, and Gavin Brown (eds) Geographies of Sexualities: Theory, Practice, and Politics. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 159-168.

Journal Articles

Bain, A.L. and Landau, F. (forthcoming) Artists, temporality, and the governance of collaborative place-making. Urban Affairs Review.

Fem-Mentee Collective (alphabetically: Bain, A.L., Baker, R., Laliberte, N., Milan, A., Payne, W., Ravensbergen-Hodgins, L., and Saad, D.) (forthcoming) Emotional masking and spill-overs in the neoliberal university: a feminist geographic perspective on mentorship. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Bain, A.L. and Landau, F. (forthcoming) Artist intermediaries in Berlin: cultural intermediation as an interscalar strategy of self-organizational survival. Urban Research and Practice.

Bain, A.L. (2017) Neighbourhood artistic disaffiliation in Hamilton, Ontario. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016658390.

Laliberte, N., Bain, A.L., Lankenau, G., Sziarto, K., Bolduc, M.F., and McGinty, A.M. (2017) The controversy capital of stealth feminism in higher education. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 16(1): 34-58.

Bain, A.L. and Payne, W. (2016) Queer de-participation in the co-production of scholarly knowledge. Qualitative Research 16(3): 330-340.

Bain, A.L., Payne, W., and Isen, J. (2014) Rendering a neighbourhood queer. Social and Cultural Geography 16(4): 424-443.

Bain, A.L. and Verjee, Z. (2014) Planning a suburban public artscape: the case of Mississauga, Canada. Journal of Art and the Public Sphere. 2(1-3): 87-101.

Bain, A.L. and McLean, H. (2013) The artistic precariat. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society, 6(1): 93-111.

Bain, A.L. (2007) Claiming space: fatherhood and artistic practice. Gender, Place and Culture 14(3): 249-265.

Bain, A.L. and Nash, C.J. (2007) The Toronto Women’s Bathhouse raid: querying queer identities in the courtroom. Antipode, 39(1): 17-34.

Nash, C.J. and Bain, A.L. (2007) ‘Reclaiming raunch’?: spatializing queer identities at a Toronto women’s bathhouse event. Social and Cultural Geography, 8(1): 47-62.

Bain, A.L. and Nash, C.J. (2006) Undressing the researcher: feminism, embodiment and sexuality at a queer bathhouse event. Area, 38(1): 99-106.

Bain, A.L. (2006) Resisting the creation of forgotten places: artistic production in Toronto neighbourhoods. The Canadian Geographer, 50(4): 417-431.

Bain, A.L. (2005) Constructing an artistic identity. Work, Employment, and Society, 19(1): 25-46.

Bain, A.L. (2004) In/visible geographies: absence, emergence, presence, and the fine art of identity construction. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 95(4): 419-426.

Bain, A.L. (2004) Female artistic identity in place: the studio. Social and Cultural Geography. 5(2): 171-193.

Bain, A.L. (2003) Constructing contemporary artistic identities in Toronto neighbourhoods. The Canadian Geographer. 47(3): 303-317.

Bain, A.L. (2003) White western teenage girls and urban space: challenging Hollywood’s representations. Gender, Place and Culture. 10(3): 197-213.

Book Reviews

Bain, A.L. (2016) Performing the global city. Review of D.J. Hopkins and Kim Solga (eds) 2015: Performance and the Global City. Canadian Theatre Review. 167 (Summer).

Bain, A.L. (2014) Review of Rupa Huq 2013: Making Sense of Suburbia Through Popular Culture. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 38(5): 1921-1923.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG2220 6.0  Urban Geography LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/GEOG4900 3.0  Public Space SEMR