Amardeep is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research consists of South Asian and Sikh diaspora, social and cultural geography, and East Asian cities..
Her research areas consist of 1.) Cultural and Social Geography with a focus on theories of power and resistance, 2.) South Asian and Sikh diaspora, and 3.) Urbanisms where she engage with Asian transnationalism, global south interventions in urban theory, and feminist geographies of mobility.
She holds an honours BA in Politics from Trent University and a Master of Planning in Urban Development from Ryerson University. For her dissertation project, she is exploring place-making practices and translocal spaces among diasporic Sikhs in Hong Kong, Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto.
Amar, A. K. (2018) Languages of wisdom: Multi-lingual Poetry in the Guru Granth Sahib. Asia Research Brief, No. 28, Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research.
Amar, A. K., & Teelucksingh, C. (2015). Environmental justice, transit equity and the place for Immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 24(2), 43-63.
Keywords: Power and resistance; postcolonial theory; South Asian diaspora and mobility; transnational feminism; cosmopolitanism, East Asia; Hong Kong; critical human geography; Asian urbanism; worlding