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Pablo Mendez

Assistant Professor

Degrees:B.A Honours (SFU), M.A. (UBC), Ph.D. (UBC)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2575
Office:B441 LA


I received my PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia, where I subsequently carried out postdoctoral work in association with the Global Suburbanisms project at York University. My research has focused on the evolution of suburban ways of living, the geography of housing, and the settlement process of transnational migrants in metropolitan Canada. As a new faculty member here at Carleton University, I am interested in exploring how contemporary forms of urbanization and globalization are continuously shaping and re-shaping one another. In particular, I will be critically examining the relationship between international development and low-income mortgage finance in Latin America.

Research Interests:

  • Housing and metropolitan change
  • Geographies of financialization and urban inequality
  • The expansion of residential mortgage markets in Latin America

2015 – 2016 Courses:

  • GEOG 2200 Global Connections
  • GEOG 3404 Geographies of Economic Development
  • GEOG 4024 Seminar in Globalization

Recent Publications:

Moos, M., Mendez, P., McGuire, L., Wyly, E., Kramer, A., Walter-Joseph, R.,  Williamson, M. (Forthcoming) More continuity than change? Re-evaluating the contemporary socio-economic and housing characteristics of suburbs. Canadian Journal of Urban Research.

Mendez, Pablo and Noah Quastel (Forthcoming) Subterranean Commodification: Informal Housing and the Legalization of Basement Suites in Vancouver from 1928 to 2009. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Moos, M. and Mendez, P. (2015) Suburban ways of living and the geography of income: How homeownership, single-family dwellings and automobile use define the metropolitan social space. Urban Studies.

Mendez, P., Moos, M. and Osolen, R. (2015) Driving the commute: Getting to work in the auto-mobility city. In A. Walks (Ed.). The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics. Routledge.

Wyly, E., D. Martin, P. Mendez, S. Holloway (2012) “Transnational Tense: Immigration and Inequality in American Housing Markets.” In Gideon Bolt, A. Sule Özüekren, and Deborah Phillips (eds.) Linking Integration and Residential Segregation. Oxford: Routledge. (Originally published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(2): 187-208.)