Jordana Wright

photo of Jordana Wright
PhD Student


Research Interests

Land use planning and regulation, law and the aesthetics of the built environment, and the geographies of property


SupervisorMariana Valverde


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McGill University
Master of Arts in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies from the University of Toronto


Jordana’s doctoral research explores the role of legal tools in the production of urban socio-spatial isolation and marginalization, with a particular focus on the creation and maintenance of boundaries between neighbourhoods. This project aims to explicate the mechanisms of law that circumscribe Toronto’s suburban ‘apartment neighbourhoods’. Jordana is also a Graduate Associate at the University of Toronto’s Centre and serves as a member of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership’s Working Group on Tower Neighbourhoods and Immigrant Settlement.


Jordana Wright, Amanda Glasbeek, and Emily van der Meulen (2014) “Securing the Home: Gender, CCTV and the Hybridized Space of Apartment Buildings”Theoretical Criminology1362480614544210, first published on August 1, 2014 as doi:10.1177/1362480614544210