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 translocal space among diaspora Sikhs in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto. At the University of Toronto, Amardeep has taught Introduction to Sikhism and Canada-Hong Kong Migration. A multi-disciplinary scholar, her intellectual impetus is driven by opening space for decolonial geographies through vernacular Earth thought. Her work calls for a poetic approach and explores 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)
· 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: Cultural geography of religion; sacred and poetics; power and resistance; Sikh diaspora; cosmopolitanism; East Asia; Hong Kong; Asian urbanism; worlding; trans-Pacific movements and mobilities