Professor , Geography, Planning and Environment
Dr. Rantisi has an M.A. in Political Science (political economy; comparative politics) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.R.P. from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography (economic and urban geography) at the University of Toronto. In collaboration with Dr. Deborah Leslie of the University of Toronto, she has started a new project on workforce intermediary social enterprises (entreprises d'insertion) and the opportunities and challenges presented when operating within neoliberal governance and funding regimes. Dr. Rantisi is also starting a project on women's artisanal cooperatives. She is co-editor of the online magazine Progressive City: Radical Alternatives.
Dr. Rantisi is willing to supervise theses on issues relating to workforce development, labour market restructuring, social economy enterprises, the geography and social organization of cultural industries, and restructuring in traditional manufacturing industries.
Rantisi, N.M. and Leslie, D. (2021) “In and Against the Neoliberal State: The Precarious Siting of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) as Counter-movement in Montreal, Quebec” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 53(1): pp. 349–370
Rantisi, N.M. (2020) "Annexation as Present Reality: Taking Stock of the Colonial Planning Regime in Palestine's Jordan Valley" Progressive City: Radical Alternatives. August. https://www.progressivecity.net/single-post/2020/08/31/annexation-as-present-reality-taking-stock-of-the-colonial-planning-regime-in-palestines
Berndt, C., Rantisi, N.M. and Peck, J. (2020) “M/market frontiers” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 52(1): 14-26.
Sprague, M.S and Rantisi, N.M. (2019) “Productive Gentrification in the Mile-Ex Neigbourhood of Montreal, Canada: Exploring the Role of the State in Remaking Urban Industrial Clusters” Urban Research and Practice. 12(4): 301-321.
Leslie, D. and Rantisi, N.M. (2017) “Deskilling in Cultural Industries: Corporatization, Standardization and the Erosion of Creativity at the Cirque du Soleil." Geoforum. 99: 257-266.
Rantisi, N.M. et Leslie, D. (2017) “Le Mile-End : un quartier au carrefourde la vie culturelle et économique” Montréal: la cité des cités dirigé par Juan-Luis Klein et Richard Shearmur, Presses de l’Université du Québec.
Leslie, D. and Rantisi, N.M. (2017) "Innovation in Cultural Industries: Pushing the Frontiers of Analysis" in Handbook on Innovation, edited by H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, L, Simon and S. Henn. Edward Elgar.
Tremblay, D.G., Rantisi, N.M., and Klein, J.L. (2016) “The Revitalization of Montreal: The Significance of Social Innovation as a Pillar of Economic Development” in Growing Urban Economies, edited by D. Wolfe and M. Gertler. University of Toronto Press, pp. 82-108.
Rantisi, N.M. and Leslie, D. (2015) "Circus in Action: Exploring theRole of a Translation Zone in the Cirque du Soleil's Creative Practices" Economic Geography, 91 (2): 147–164.
Rantisi, N.M. and Leslie, D. (2015) “The Significance of Higher Educational Institutions as Cultural Intermediaries: The Case of École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal, Canada” Regional Studies. 49(3): 404-417.
URBS 230 - Urbanization in Historical Perpsective
URBS 380 - Urban and Regional Economic Development
URBS 450/GEOG 450 - Economic Restructuring
HENV 650 - Political Economy and the City
Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES)
Centre des recherches interdisciplinaires en études montréalaises (CRIEM)
Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy
Co-chair of Planners Network International
Economic Geography Specialty Group (AAG)
Member of editorial board, Progressive City: Radical Alternatives online magazine
Member of editorial board, Black Rose Books
Member of editorial board, Geography Compass: Economic Geography
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
Regional Science Association International (RSAI)
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