Commemorative Roundtable



Remembering Lisa Drummond’s Contributions to Southeast Asian Urban Studies

Se souvenir de la contribution de Lisa Drummond aux études urbaines en Asie du Sud-Est


Saturday, October 23, 2021


11:00 – 12:45

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This roundtable celebrates the life and scholarship of Lisa Drummond, a long-time CCSEAS member, Faculty Associate of the York Centre for Asian Research, Associate Professor in the Urban Studies Program in the Department of Social Science and a member of the Graduate Program in Geography, all at York University. She passed away on 19 January 2021 after a long illness. Lisa completed a BA in International Relations and an MA in Geography at the University of British Columbia, and then completed her PhD (2000) in Geographical Sciences at the Australian National University. She was an expert in modern and postcolonial cities and suburbs, with particular interests in Southeast Asian cities, especially Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; urban social life; space, gender and sexuality. Lisa conducted research in Vietnam for almost 30 years. From 1992 to 1997, she worked as a consultant to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and other agencies on various development projects and programmes. This roundtable remembers Lisa’s contributions to Southeast Asian urban studies, feminist geography, and city planning.

Convenor and Chair/Animateur et président: Daniele Bélanger, Université Laval


Abidin Kusno, York University

Danielle Labbé, École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage, Université de Montréal

Leonora Angeles, University of British Columbia

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