The 416. The T-dot. TO. My hometown, my first research site. ❤

Projects and publications:

Women’s fear of violence in urban and suburban spaces (Masters research)

Kern, Leslie. 2005. In place and at home in the city: Connecting privilege, safety, and belonging for women in Toronto. Gender, Place and Culture 12(3) 357-377.

Gender and condominium development (Doctoral research)

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Kern, Leslie and Mullings, Beverley. 2013. Urban neoliberalism, urban insecurity and urban violence: Exploring the gender dimensions. In L. Peake and M. Reiker (Eds.) Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban 23-40. London: Routledge.

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Gendering reurbanisation: Women and new-build gentrification in Toronto. Population, Space and Place 16(5) 363-379.

Kern, Leslie. 2010. Selling the ‘scary city’: Gendering freedom, fear and condominium development in the neoliberal city. Social and Cultural Geography 11(3) 209-230.

Kern, Leslie and Wekerle, Gerda R. 2008. Gendered spaces of redevelopment, gendered politics of city building. In J. DeSena (Ed.) Gender in an Urban World 233-262. Bingley, UK: Jai Press/Emerald.

Kern, Leslie. 2007. Reshaping the boundaries of public and private life: Gender, condominium development and the neoliberalization of urban living. Urban Geography 28(7) 657-681.

Gentrification in the Junction

Kern, Leslie. 2016. Rhythms of gentrification: Eventfulness and slow violence in a happening neighbourhood. cultural geographies 23(3) 441-457.

Kern, Leslie. 2015. From toxic wreck to crunchy chic: Environmental gentrification through the body. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33(1) 67-83.

Kern, Leslie. 2013. All aboard: Women working the spaces of gentrification in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood. Gender, Place and Culture 20(4) 510-527.