Roza Tchoukaleyska

Assistant Professor

School of Science and the Environment
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
20 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL
Canada A2H 5G4
Tel: (709) 637-6214



Ph.D. Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
M.A. Geography, University of British Columbia
Hon.B.A. Cultural and Historical Geography, University of Toronto

Teaching interests:

  • Cultural geography
  • Urban planning
  • Experiential learning
  • Community engaged teaching

Research interests:

My research examines the politicized rhetoric surrounding public space redevelopment, and the form and function of public spaces in cities in France and Canada. I frequently draw on ethnographic and sensory research methods to consider how cultural identities are imprinted on urban landscapes, and examine the material implications of urban planning and heritage protection policies.


2018-2024 (Co-applicant) Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant: ‘Évaluation d’impact des actions réalisées par des fondations subventionnaires canadiennes en réponse aux inégalités sociales et à la question environnementale’. Principal-Investigator: Jean-Marc Fontan, Université de Québec à Montréal.

2018-2019 (Principal Investigator) Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant: ‘Coastal communities in a changing climate: Impacts, challenges, and solutions for Gros Morne’.

2015-2018 (Principal Investigator) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant: ‘The impact of high-rise revitalization on suburban public spaces in Canada and France’.

2015-2016 (Co-applicant) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant, ‘Rethinking urban theory through the analytical lens of planetary urbanization’. Principal Applicant: Linda Peake, York University.


Tchoukaleyska, R. (2018) ‘Public places and empty spaces: dislocation, urban renewal and the death of a French plaza’, Urban Geography 29(6): 944-962.

Peake, L., Patrick, D., Reddy, R.N., Tanyildiz, G.S., Ruddick, S. and Tchoukaleyska, R. (2018) ‘Placing planetary urbanization in other fields of vision’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3): 374-386.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2017) ‘Geographies of exclusion’. In: D. Richardson, ed.-in-chief. The Association of American Geographers International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Maldon, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lehrer, U. and Tchoukaleyska, R. (2017) ‘Old wine in new bottles: land, population growth, and Montpellier’s suburban face off’, In: N. Phelps, ed. Old Europe, New Suburbanization? Governance, Land and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization, University of Toronto Press, pp 133-157.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2016) ‘Public space and memories of migration: erasing diversity through urban redevelopment in France’, Social & Cultural Geography 17(8): 1101-1119.
Tchoukaleyska, R. (2015) ‘Illicit mint and unregulated vendors: constructing illegality in French public spaces’, Area 47(1):81-87.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2014) ‘Outdoor food markets as community spaces in France’. Geography 99(2):99-103.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2013) ‘Regulating the farmers' market: paysan expertise, quality production and local food’. Geoforum, 45:211-218.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2011) ‘Co-housing childhoods: parents’ mediation of urban risk through participation in intentional communities’. The Journal of Children’s Geographies, 9(2): 235-246.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2010) 'Gecontesteerde etnishce markten in Montpellier (contested ethnic markets in Montpellier)'. AGORA: Magazine Voor Sociaalruimtelijke Vraagstukken, 26(2): 233-36.