Ranu Basu

Department of Geography

Associate Professor
Resident Scholar, Centre for Refugee Studies

Office: Ross Building, N403
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 22436
Emailranubasu@yorku.ca

Ranu Basu is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS. Her projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to migrants; and the provision of infrastructure for marginal groups in suburban regions. In 2008, she was a John A. Sproul Fellow at the Center for Canadian Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the executive board of the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS); and previously with the CITY Institute; and York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC). Most recently she has embarked on a SSHRC funded project entitled Subalterity, education and welfare cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.

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Area of Specialization

Geography

Degrees

Ph.D (Human Geography), University of Toronto
M.A. (Human Geography) , University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography), University of Toronto at Scarborough
B.A. (Geography), University of Bombay


Research Interests

Urban Social and Political Geography and Planning, Rationality and Power in Public Service Provision, Neoliberalization of Public Education in Ontario, Critical Geographies of Education, Diversity and Public Space – immigrant and refugee communities, Theories of Collective Action and Community Organization, Urban Demography and Neighbourhood Geographies, Critical Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Selected Publications

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

Current Research Projects

Subalterity, public education, and welfare cities: Comparing the experience of displaced migrants in three cities [Havana, Toronto, Kolkata]

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2015-20.

State Spaces of Education in Havana: From Ideology to Practice in the 21st Century.

Funders: 
LA&PS Faculty Award, 2015-2016.

Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough.

Funders: 
CERIS The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2011-12.

Demographic Data and Student Equity Project - University and School Board Partnership with Carl James (PI), York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board OCDSB), York Region District School Board (YDSB))

Funders: 
Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Grant, 2011-13.

Mapping the Politics of Education Reform in Ontario: Examining Public Elementary Schools in Transition (1993-2005).

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2005-08.

Maintaining ‘Spaces of Integration’ in an Era of Devolution: Exploring the Geographies of Language and Education Policy in Toronto’s Elementary Schools.

Funders: 
Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, 2005-06

Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Three Canadian Cities (with Barbara Rahder (PI), Liette Gilbert, Susan McGrath and Patricia Wood)

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2006-09

Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services (with Lucia Lo (PI), Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef and Shuguang Wang)

Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Canada Joint Initiatives, 2006-08

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge. (Collaborator, Susan McGrath (PI))

Funders: 
SSHRC Cluster proposal, 2008-2015.

Selected Publications

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

All Publications

Books

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P.S., Basu, R. and Wang, S. (2015) Social Infrasructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs . Toronto: University of Toronto Press (available at: http://www.utppublishing.com/Social-Infrastructure-and-Vulnerability-in-the-Suburbs.html)

Book Chapters

Murnaghan, A. and Basu, R. (2015) 'Playfully Negotiating Publics: Children, Space and Activism in the City' pp 517-525 in Dutt., Ashok, Noble, Allen G., Costa, Frank G., Thakur, Rajiv R., and Kant, Surya (eds) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development, Volume II (Netherlands: Springer)

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

Barakat, B., Carson, D., Taylor, A., Basu, R. and Wang, L. (2010) . 'Education, remoteness and population dynamics' in D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Basu, R. (2010) 'Geographies of Education', for the Encyclopedia of Geography , edited by Barney Wharf, Sage Publications.

Massam, B., Basu, R. (2003) 'Quality of Life: the essence of the geography of health' in Akhtar,R. ed. Medical Geography: Global Perspectives, New Delhi: APH Corporation

Journal Articles

Basu, R. and Fiedler, R.S. (2016) 'Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough' in Urban Geography. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/mBFZ3nJ2MPUmsHYfIIxj/full)

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hydman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T., and Curran, W. (2015) 'For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university in ACME, Vol 14, No 4 (2015) pp:1235-1259 (available at: https://www.academia.edu/12192676 /For_Slow_Scholarship_A_Feminist_Politics_of_Resistance_through_Collective_Action_in_the_Neoliberal_University)

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Critical Geographies of Education in Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/abstract)

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (2013) 'Introduction: Critical Geographies of Education, Special Issue of the Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/pdf)

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

Rahder, B., Basu, R., Gilbert, L., McGrath, S., and Wood, P. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Diversity and Public Space in Canadian Journal of Urban Research Volume 22, Issue 1 (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443710065/C458D6C2ED61413APQ/9?accountid=15182)

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

Dippo, D., Basu, R., and Duran, M. (2012) 'Settlement and Schooling: Unique circumstances of refugees and forced migrants' in Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, Volume 44, 3 (available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/v044/44.3.dippo.pdf)

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

Basu, R. (2009) 'Phronesis through GIS:Exploring Political Spaces of Education’, in Professional Geographer, Volume 61, Issue 4, 481-492. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MYTWRMbXgap745JR8Qqw/full)

Basu, R. (2007) 'Negotiating Acts of Citizenship in an Era of Neoliberal Reform: The Game of School Closures’ in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 31.1: 109-27. (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00709.x/abstract)

Mok, D., Wellman, B. and Basu, R.(2007) ‘Did distance matter: Contact and support before the Internet’ in Social Networks 29, pp 430-461 (available at: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/netlab/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Did-Distance-Matter-Before-the-Internet.pdf)

Basu, R. (2006) ‘Multiethnic Neighbourhoods as sites of Social Capital Formation: Examining social to political ‘integration’ in schools’ in Education, Social Justice and Citizenship Volume 1 (1): 59-82. (available: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.short)

Basu, R. (2005) ‘Geo-surveillance through the Mapping of ‘Test’ Results: An Ethical Dilemma or Public Policy Solution?’ in ACME An International E-journal for Critical Geographies, Volume 3(2): 87-111.

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

Basu, R. (2002) ‘Active and Dormant Spaces: A look at the Geographical Response to School Based Care’ in the ‘Journal for Planning Education and Research’ (JPER) 21: 275-285. (available at: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.refs)

Book Reviews

(2009) "The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers’ Rights" edited by Dave Hill. Taylor & Francis Group. New York London, Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2009 http://www.tcrecord.org

(2006) "Beyond Segregation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighbourhoods in the United States" by Michael T. Maly, Urban Studies, Vol. 43:13.

Research Reports

Basu, R. with Kate O'Connor, Rob Fiedler, Connie Ko, and Nate Prier (2013) Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring Diversity through Public Spaces in Scarborough. Report to CERIS - Ontario Metropolis (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3074692&R=3074692)

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. (2009) 'Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services', a research report submitted to Infrastructure Canada (available at www.yorku.ca/yisp). 160 pages. June.

Bourne, L.S. with Starkweather, S. and Basu, R. (2000) People and Places: A Portrait of the Evolving Social Character in the Greater Toronto Region, Report to the Neptis Foundation, Toronto, 110 pp. (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM406082&R=406082)

Creative Works

Basu R. and Ko, C. (2013) 'Atlas on Integrative Mulitplicity in Scarborough for CERIS http://www.ceris.metropolis.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IntegrativeMultiplicityAtlas.pdf http://www.slideshare.net/YCEC_YorkU/integrative-multiplicityatlas

Basu, R. (2011) 'Spatial Phronesis through Poetic Musings: Exploring Alternative Geographies' in the Art of Geography, Discussion Paper Series #59, Department of Geography, York University, edited by S. Flusty.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG1410 6.0  Human Geography LECT  


Ranu Basu is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS. Her projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to migrants; and the provision of infrastructure for marginal groups in suburban regions. In 2008, she was a John A. Sproul Fellow at the Center for Canadian Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the executive board of the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS); and previously with the CITY Institute; and York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC). Most recently she has embarked on a SSHRC funded project entitled Subalterity, education and welfare cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts on cities and schools through questions of conflict and displacement in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.

Area of Specialization

Geography

Degrees

Ph.D (Human Geography), University of Toronto
M.A. (Human Geography) , University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography), University of Toronto at Scarborough
B.A. (Geography), University of Bombay

Research Interests:

Urban Social and Political Geography and Planning, Rationality and Power in Public Service Provision, Neoliberalization of Public Education in Ontario, Critical Geographies of Education, Diversity and Public Space – immigrant and refugee communities, Theories of Collective Action and Community Organization, Urban Demography and Neighbourhood Geographies, Critical Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Current Research Projects

Subalterity, public education, and welfare cities: Comparing the experience of displaced migrants in three cities [Havana, Toronto, Kolkata]

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2015-20.

State Spaces of Education in Havana: From Ideology to Practice in the 21st Century.

Funders: 
LA&PS Faculty Award, 2015-2016.

Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough.

Funders: 
CERIS The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2011-12.

Demographic Data and Student Equity Project - University and School Board Partnership with Carl James (PI), York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board OCDSB), York Region District School Board (YDSB))

Funders: 
Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Grant, 2011-13.

Mapping the Politics of Education Reform in Ontario: Examining Public Elementary Schools in Transition (1993-2005).

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2005-08.

Maintaining ‘Spaces of Integration’ in an Era of Devolution: Exploring the Geographies of Language and Education Policy in Toronto’s Elementary Schools.

Funders: 
Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, 2005-06

Social Sustainability, Diversity and Public Space in Three Canadian Cities (with Barbara Rahder (PI), Liette Gilbert, Susan McGrath and Patricia Wood)

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2006-09

Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services (with Lucia Lo (PI), Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef and Shuguang Wang)

Funders: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Canada Joint Initiatives, 2006-08

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge. (Collaborator, Susan McGrath (PI))

Funders: 
SSHRC Cluster proposal, 2008-2015.

All Publications

Books

Lo, L., Preston, V., Anisef, P.S., Basu, R. and Wang, S. (2015) Social Infrasructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs . Toronto: University of Toronto Press (available at: http://www.utppublishing.com/Social-Infrastructure-and-Vulnerability-in-the-Suburbs.html)

Book Chapters

Murnaghan, A. and Basu, R. (2015) 'Playfully Negotiating Publics: Children, Space and Activism in the City' pp 517-525 in Dutt., Ashok, Noble, Allen G., Costa, Frank G., Thakur, Rajiv R., and Kant, Surya (eds) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development, Volume II (Netherlands: Springer)

Basu, R. (2012) 'Spatial Phronesis: A Case Study in Geosurveillance' in Flyvbjerg, B., Schram, S., Landman, T. (eds) , Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis. Cambridge University Press. (available at: http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511719912&cid=CBO9780511719912A025)

Barakat, B., Carson, D., Taylor, A., Basu, R. and Wang, L. (2010) . 'Education, remoteness and population dynamics' in D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Basu, R. (2010) 'Geographies of Education', for the Encyclopedia of Geography , edited by Barney Wharf, Sage Publications.

Massam, B., Basu, R. (2003) 'Quality of Life: the essence of the geography of health' in Akhtar,R. ed. Medical Geography: Global Perspectives, New Delhi: APH Corporation

Journal Articles

Basu, R. and Fiedler, R.S. (2016) 'Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring diversity through public spaces in Scarborough' in Urban Geography. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/mBFZ3nJ2MPUmsHYfIIxj/full)

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hydman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T., and Curran, W. (2015) 'For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university in ACME, Vol 14, No 4 (2015) pp:1235-1259 (available at: https://www.academia.edu/12192676 /For_Slow_Scholarship_A_Feminist_Politics_of_Resistance_through_Collective_Action_in_the_Neoliberal_University)

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Critical Geographies of Education in Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/abstract)

McCreary, T., Basu, R. and Godlewska, A. (2013) 'Introduction: Critical Geographies of Education, Special Issue of the Canadian Geographer Volume 57 (3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12031/pdf)

Basu, R. (2013) 'Multiplying Spaces of Subalterity in Education: From Ideological Realms to Strategizing Outcomes' in Canadian Geographer 57(3) (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12029/abstract)

Rahder, B., Basu, R., Gilbert, L., McGrath, S., and Wood, P. (Special Issue Editors) (2013) Diversity and Public Space in Canadian Journal of Urban Research Volume 22, Issue 1 (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443710065/C458D6C2ED61413APQ/9?accountid=15182)

Basu, R. (2013) 'In Search of Nimmathi for Social Sustainability? Imagining, Building and Negotiating Spaces of Peace in Toronto’s Diverse Neighbourhoods' in Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR), Special Issue in Diversity, Volume 21, Issue 1. (available at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1443709988/FA065F711C124A6APQ/3?accountid=15182)

Dippo, D., Basu, R., and Duran, M. (2012) 'Settlement and Schooling: Unique circumstances of refugees and forced migrants' in Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, Volume 44, 3 (available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/v044/44.3.dippo.pdf)

Basu, R. (2011) 'Multiculturalism through Multilingualism in Schools: Emerging Places of 'Integration' in Toronto' in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 101, Issue 6, pp. 1307-1330 (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A7WqAgQwUSY2jREtceS6/full)

Basu, R. (2009) 'Phronesis through GIS:Exploring Political Spaces of Education’, in Professional Geographer, Volume 61, Issue 4, 481-492. (available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MYTWRMbXgap745JR8Qqw/full)

Basu, R. (2007) 'Negotiating Acts of Citizenship in an Era of Neoliberal Reform: The Game of School Closures’ in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 31.1: 109-27. (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2427.2007.00709.x/abstract)

Mok, D., Wellman, B. and Basu, R.(2007) ‘Did distance matter: Contact and support before the Internet’ in Social Networks 29, pp 430-461 (available at: http://groups.chass.utoronto.ca/netlab/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Did-Distance-Matter-Before-the-Internet.pdf)

Basu, R. (2006) ‘Multiethnic Neighbourhoods as sites of Social Capital Formation: Examining social to political ‘integration’ in schools’ in Education, Social Justice and Citizenship Volume 1 (1): 59-82. (available: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.short)

Basu, R. (2005) ‘Geo-surveillance through the Mapping of ‘Test’ Results: An Ethical Dilemma or Public Policy Solution?’ in ACME An International E-journal for Critical Geographies, Volume 3(2): 87-111.

Basu, R. (2004) 'The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario's Public Education System, 1995-2000' in Geoforum, Volume 35/5:621-634. (available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718504000417)

Basu, R. (2004) ‘A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? in Environment and Planning: C, Government and Policy, Volume 22: 423-251. (available at: http://www.environmentandplanning.com/epc/fulltext/c22/c11r.pdf)

Basu, R. (2002) ‘Active and Dormant Spaces: A look at the Geographical Response to School Based Care’ in the ‘Journal for Planning Education and Research’ (JPER) 21: 275-285. (available at: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/1/1/59.refs)

Book Reviews

(2009) "The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers’ Rights" edited by Dave Hill. Taylor & Francis Group. New York London, Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 04, 2009 http://www.tcrecord.org

(2006) "Beyond Segregation: Multiracial and Multiethnic Neighbourhoods in the United States" by Michael T. Maly, Urban Studies, Vol. 43:13.

Research Reports

Basu, R. with Kate O'Connor, Rob Fiedler, Connie Ko, and Nate Prier (2013) Integrative Multiplicity through Suburban Realities: Exploring Diversity through Public Spaces in Scarborough. Report to CERIS - Ontario Metropolis (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3074692&R=3074692)

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. (2009) 'Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services', a research report submitted to Infrastructure Canada (available at www.yorku.ca/yisp). 160 pages. June.

Bourne, L.S. with Starkweather, S. and Basu, R. (2000) People and Places: A Portrait of the Evolving Social Character in the Greater Toronto Region, Report to the Neptis Foundation, Toronto, 110 pp. (available at: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM406082&R=406082)

Creative Works

Basu R. and Ko, C. (2013) 'Atlas on Integrative Mulitplicity in Scarborough for CERIS http://www.ceris.metropolis.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IntegrativeMultiplicityAtlas.pdf http://www.slideshare.net/YCEC_YorkU/integrative-multiplicityatlas

Basu, R. (2011) 'Spatial Phronesis through Poetic Musings: Exploring Alternative Geographies' in the Art of Geography, Discussion Paper Series #59, Department of Geography, York University, edited by S. Flusty.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG1410 6.0  Human Geography LECT