Amardeep is a Doctoral Candidate in Geography at York University. Her interdisciplinary interests lie in South Asian and Sikh diaspora, cultural geography and East Asian cities.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Trent University and a Master of Planning degree in Urban Development from Ryerson University. Her doctoral project has explored place-making practices and translocal spaces among diasporic Sikhs in Hong Kong, Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto. As a sessional lecturer, Amardeep Kaur has taught Introduction to Sikhism at University of Toronto Mississauga.
Her research areas consist of 1) cultural geography with a focus on sacred and poetics, 2) South Asian and Sikh diaspora, and 3) Asian urbanisms where she engages with global south interventions in urban theory and feminist geographies of mobility.
Kaur, Amardeep. “Red Dye: A Letter of Twelve Months to Guru Nanak”. Sikh Research Institute, 2019.
Kaur, Amardeep. “Languages of Wisdom: Multi-lingual Poetry in the Guru Granth Sahib”. Asia Research Brief, no. 28 (2018), Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research.
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; Power and Resistance; Sikh Diaspora and Mobility; Cosmopolitanism; East Asia; Hong Kong; Asian Urbanism; Worlding