Welcome to the CERCIS Research Group!
Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University
Our research interests evolve around the question of how processes of human differentiation—race, class, gender, ability, national identity, citizenship status—emerge in a range of landscapes that include homes, streets, workplaces, and nations. We place strong emphasis on public policy, on the legal and legislative frameworks that enable social change, and on the cultural systems and practices through which normative frameworks for human actions and human relations are developed. We are particularly interested in the public negotiation of such issues. In addition to the large projects described below, we have a range of ongoing research projects, including graduate student theses, set in towns and cities across Canada and internationally.