Amardeep Kaur holds a PhD in Geography from York University with a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies. Her doctoral project explored place-making practices and cosmopolitanism among diaspora Sikhs in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto. At the University of Toronto, Kaur has taught Introduction to Sikhism and Canada-Hong Kong Migration. A multi-disciplinary scholar, her intellectual impetus is driven by opening poetic approaches for decolonial geographies and religious Earth thought and exploring cultures and places in their multi-dimensionality.
Her teaching and research areas consist of 1) Geographies of Power and Resistance, 2) Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory, and 3) Asian Transnationalism and Urbanisms.
• Canada-Hong Kong Migration, University of Toronto (Fall 2020)
• Introduction to Sikhism, University of Toronto, Mississauga campus (Winter 2019)
• UTHKPASS. “Hong Kong to Canada Immigration, Interview with Dr. Amardeep Kaur.” Enavigo. Toronto: UTHKPASS (Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society), 2021: 69-77.
• Kaur, Amardeep. “Red Dye: A Letter of Twelve Months to Guru Nanak”. Sikh Research Institute, 2019.
• 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.
Keywords: Religious-cultural geography; sensuous geographies; poetics of resistance; Sikh diaspora; cosmopolitanism; Hong Kong; Asian urbanisms; worlding; trans-Pacific movements