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Dr. Alexandra Lesnikowski

Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Dr. Alexandra Lesnikowski
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7314
Website(s): Concordia Climate Change Adaptation Lab
Availability: Upon request.

Graduate student opportunities

Several funded graduate student positions are available at the Master or PhD level in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment under the supervision of Dr. Lesnikowski. The positions are effective September 2023. For further information, visit the Concordia Climate Change Adaptation Lab website.

Research activities

Climate change vulnerability and housing system governance

Multilevel governance of adaptation in Canada

Urban adaptation policy design and governance

Teaching activities


Phd, Michigan State; SUNY (Binghamton)

Research interests

Dr. Ikeda studies the political sociology of global futures, sustainable agriculture, and Japan and East Asia using the method of Polanyi-Hopkins historical sociology informed by the world-system perspective. Development and international economics inform his study on the global structure of accumulation and governance. His study seeks alternatives to neoliberal globalization that are sustainable ecologically, socially, and economically.

Together with a group of like-minded students, Dr. Ikeda is engaging in the Transition Project. This projects looks into the social economies as possible alternatives to the dysfunctional and unsustainable corporate economy. Those who initiated and practice social economies are video interviewed to reveal their ‘transition moments’ from individualistic and materialistic mentality to collective and sustainable mindset. The project team is working to create video clips to share inspiring stories of ‘transition’ for wider public.


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