City Research Team
Nasya Razavi joins the City Institute at York University as a Post-Doctoral Visitor on the SSHRC Partnership Project “Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South: A transformative knowledge network (GenUrb),” led by Professor Linda Peake. Nasya completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Geography & Planning at Queen's University. Her dissertation, "Social Control and Public Water," examines participatory practices in water governance, focusing on the remunicipalisation of water services in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Nasya is also affiliated with the Municipal Services Project, an international research programme on policy alternatives in municipal service delivery. Nasya has previously worked for the Government of Canada and recently as coordinator of the Next Generation program, a joint initiative between the Canadian Council for International Co-operation and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development.
She worked at Newcastle University from 1992 until early 2016 where she was Professor of Development and the Environment and founding Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies. She directed the Developing Areas Research Network, bringing together researchers and development practioners in North East England from 2005 until 2010. She has held visiting professor posts at the University of Otago, New Zealand, Queen’s University, Canada, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and the graduate school at San Simón University, Bolivia. She has also directed British Council Higher Education links in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. She served on REF 2014 sub panel 17 (Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies).