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Roger Keil

Title/Position: Professor and former director, the CITY Institute at York University
Department/Faculty/Institution: Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Staatsexamen Dr.Phil. (Political Science) Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universit├Ąt

MCRI Projects: Principal Investigator; A2: Governance; A4: Infrastructure; B4: Boundaries (Co-Team Lead); B5: Regional Governance and Suburbanization; C2: North America Research Cluster; MCRI Steering Committee.

Background: Roger Keil is the former director of the City Institute at York University and Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. Besides directing the MCRI, Keil does research on cities and infectious disease, and regional governance. Keil is a co-founder of the International
Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA). Keil’s recent publications include the edited volume, In-between Infrastructure (Praxis ePress, 2011), with Douglas Young and Patricia Wood, and Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism (UTP Higher Education, 2009), co-authored with Julie-Anne Boudreau and Douglas Young.

Research Interests: Global Suburbanism; Urban Governance; Global Cities; Infectious Disease and Cities; Urban Infrastructures; Urban Political Ecology.

Selected Publications:

In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability (ed.
with Douglas Young and Patricia Burke Wood), Praxis(e) Press, 2011

Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism (with J.A. Boudreau and D.
Young, UTP: 2009)

Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale (ed. with Rianne Mahon,
UBC Press: 2009)

Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City (ed. with S.H.Ali,
Wiley-Blackwell 2008)

The Global Cities Reader (ed. with N. Brenner, Routledge 2006).