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Karen Murray

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DSC07493Karen Murray is Associate Professor, York University, Department of Political Science, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with urban poverty, politics, and governance, including a course entitled "Governing Urban Poverty." Her current research examines how policy discourses and practices, such as those pertaining to urban sustainability, reinforce or undermine hierarchical power relations in cities. Recent related studies include “Making Space in Vancouver’s East End: From Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement,” BC Studies (169, 2011), and “The Silence of Urban Aboriginal Policy,” Urban Aboriginal Policy Making in Canadian Municipalities, edited by Evelyn Peters (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012).