Luisa Veronis

Associate Professor
Geography, Environment and Geomatics
University of Ottawa

Luisa Veronis is a social geographer concerned with questions of social and spatial inequality, the experiences of marginalized groups, and social justice in the city.

Among other things, Luisa has examined the innovative strategies that migrant groups initiate to lay claims to equal rights in and through urban space such as public parades (Environment and Planning A, 2006) and the building of ethnic places (Social and Cultural Geography, 2007). She is also interested in the role of the nonprofit sector in assisting immigrants in the settlement process. Her research seeks to unravel the implications of state restructuring and policies such as downloading and cutbacks in social services for immigrants’ participation in Canadian society (Environment and Planning D, 2009).

More recently, Luisa has been involved in a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects examining the experiences of minority groups in the transborder city of Ottawa-Gatineau, the influences of environmental conditions on international migration to Canada, and the production and consumption of multicultural media.

Contact

Phone: 613-562-5800 (1046)

Email: lveronis@uottawa.ca

Her research and teaching interests address issues of globalization, transnationalism, citizenship, and governance. More specifically, her work on the social and political participation of Latin American immigrants in Toronto untangles the complex linkages between immigrant struggles for citizenship in Canada and the formation of transnational communities and identities (Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2010).

  • Veronis, L. and S. Huot , The Pluralization of Francophone Community Spaces in Minority Situations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social and Cultural Integration of ImmigrantsFrancophonies d'Amériques , Number 46-47 ( 2019 )
  • Ahmed, R. & Veronis, L. , Creating In-Between Spaces through Diasporic and Mainstream Media Consumption: A Comparison of Four Ethnocultural and Immigrant Communities in Ottawa, CanadaInternational Communication Gazette ( 2019 ) https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048519828594
  • Veronis, L., Z. Tabler, & R. Ahmed , Syrian Refugee Youth and Social Media: Building Transcultural Spaces and Connections for Resettlement in Ottawa, Canada , Canadian Ethnic Studies , Volume 50 , Number 2 , 79-99 ( 2018 )                          10.1353 / ces.2018.0016
  • R. Ahmed and L. Veronis , Multicultural media use and immigrant settlement: A comparative study of four communities in Ottawa, Canada , Journal of International Migration and Integration , Volume 18, Number 2 , 587-612 ( Springer , 2017 )       DOI: 10.1007 / s12134-016-0488-7
  • Huot, S. & L. Veronis , Examining the role of minority communities for enabling migrants' performance of intersectional identities through occupation , Journal of Occupational Science ( 2017 )
  • Veronis L. Ahmed, R. , The Role of Media in Multicultural Connecting Municipal Local Governments with Ethnocultural Communities: The Case of Ottawa , Global Media Journal - Canadian Edition , Volume 8 , Number 2 , 73-95 ( December 2015 )http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/1502/v8i2_veronis%20and%20ahmed.pdf
  • Barwin, L., Shawande, M., Crighton, E., Veronis, L. , Methods-in-place: "art voice" in Manitoulin Island, Ontario , The International Journal of Qualitative Methods ( December 2015 )http://ijq.sagepub.com/content/14/5/1609406915611527.full.pdf
  • Veronis, L. , Immigrants 'Narratives of Inclusion and Belonging in the Transborder City of Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada' s National Capital Region , Canadian Ethnic Studies , Volume 47 , Number 2 , 45-65 ( April 2015 )https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/canadian_ethnic_studies/v047/47.2.veronis.pdf
  • Veronis, L. & R. McLeman , Environmental influences on African migration to Canada: Focus group findings from Ottawa-Gatineau. Population & Environment , Volume 36 , Number 2 , 234-251 ( Springer , June 2014 )
  • Obokata, R., Veronis, L., and McLeman, R. , Empirical Research on Environmental Environmental Migration: A Systematic Review , Population and Environment , Volume 36 , Number 1 , 111-135 ( Springer , January 2014 )
  • Barwin, L., Shawande, M., Crighton, E. and Veronis, L. , Teaching around self-care and medicine gathering in Manitoulin Island, Ontario: Re-building capacity begins with youth , Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health , Volume 11 , Number 3 , 323-344 ( December 2013 )
  • Veronis L , The border and immigrants in Ottawa-Gatineau: governance practices and the (re) production of a dual Canadian citizenship. Journal of Borderland Studies , Volume 28 , Number 2 , 257-271 ( November 2013 )http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08865655.2013.854658
  • Gilbert A, Veronis L , Living in Gatineau from the minority margin: border and citizenship. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies , Volume 12 , Number 2 , 276-602 ( July 2013 )http://www.acme-journal.org/Contents.html
  • Luisa Veronis , The Role of Nonprofit Sector Networks and Mechanisms for Immigrant Political Participation , Studies in Social Justice , Volume 7 , Number 1 , 27-46 ( November 2012 )http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/SSJ/article/view/3792
  • Amina Mezdour, Luisa Veronis , Does the environment have an influence on international migration in Canada? Research Note on the Case of the Haitian Diaspora in Ottawa-Gatineau , Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Volume 37 , Number 74 , 207-217 ( October 2012 )
  • Luisa Veronis , Immigrant Participation in the Transnational Era: Latin Americans' Experiences with Collective Organizing in Toronto , Journal of International Migration and Integration / Journal of Integration and International Migration , Volume 11 , Number 2 , 173-192 ( Springer Netherlands , May 2010 )http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12134-010-0133-9
  • Trudeau, D. and Veronis, L. , Enacting state restructuring: NGOs as 'translation Mechanisms' , Environment and Planning D: Society and Space , Volume 27 , Number 6 , 1117-1134 ( November 2009 )
  • Luisa Veronis , Strategic Space Essentials: Latin Americans' Real and Imagined Geographers of Belonging in Toronto , Social & Cultural Geography , Volume 8 , Number 3 , 455-473 ( Taylor & Francis Group , June 2007 )http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649360701488997
  • Luisa Veronis , The Canadian Hispanic day parade, or how Latin American immigrants practice (sub) urban citizenship in Toronto , Environment and Planning A , Volume 38 , Number 9 , 1653-1671 ( PION LTD , September 2006 )http://www.envplan.com/epa/fulltext/a38/a37413.pdf
  • Anne Gilbert, Luisa Veronis, Brian Ray, Marc Brosseau , The Everyday Frontier: Minority Experiences in Ottawa-Gatineau , Number of Pages : 400 , University of Ottawa Press CanadaOttawa , September 2014 , http://www.presses.uottawa.ca/la-fronti%C3%A8re-in-the-daily