Amardeep Kaur
Amardeep Kaur
Sessional Lecturer
University of Toronto
Research keywords: Cosmopolitanism; worlding; religious-cultural geography; politics and poetics of resistance; decolonial theory; race and anti-racism in Canada; Sikh diaspora; transPacific movements; Hong Kong; Asian urbanisms
Amardeep Kaur holds a PhD in Geography from York University with a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies. Her doctoral project explored worlding practices and cosmopolitanism among diaspora Sikhs in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto. A multi-disciplinary scholar, her intellectual impetus is driven by opening poetic approaches to further decolonial geographies and religious Earth thought.

Her teaching and research areas consist of 1) Geographies of Power and Resistance, 2) Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory, and 3) Asian Transnationalism and Urbanisms.

Courses Instructed:
• Canada-Hong Kong Migration, University of Toronto
• Introduction to Sikhism, University of Toronto, Mississauga campus

• Kaur, Amardeep. “Performed worlding: Political praxis of Sikh nagar kirtan assemblies in Canada.” Political Geography 96 (2022): 102620.
• Kaur, Amardeep. “Sensing the bride: Sikh poetics, barahmah, and a seasonal journey with Vaisakhi nagar kirtan.” Sikh Formations 17, no. 3 (2021): 245–275.
• Kaur, Amardeep, and Cheryl Teelucksingh. “Environmental Justice, Transit Equity and the Place for Immigrants in Toronto.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 24, no. 2 (2015): 43–63.