Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies
Research keywords: Public space; housing; safety; marginalization; resistance; social justice; cities
Yasir Hameed is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University and a York Centre for Asian Research Graduate Associate. He has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning (UC Berkeley). His work explores questions of public space, housing, safety, marginalization, resistance, and social justice in cities. His dissertation research examines how Hindu nationalism has traveled transnationally across neocolonial landscapes and manifests in physical and online spaces of Canada.