Natalie Oswin

Natalie Oswin
Associate Professor
Building HL 526


Faculty Affiliate, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

Research Interests

  • Queer and postcolonial geographies 
  • Global urbanism
  • Geographic thought
  • Politics of knowledge production


Jacob, T. and N. Oswin (2023) Trans migrations: Seeking refuge in 'safe haven' Toronto. Canadian Geographies 67(2): 202-216.

Oswin, N. and G. Pratt (2021) Critical urban theory in the urban age: Ruptures, tensions, and messy solidarities. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 45(4): 585-596.

Oswin, N. (2020) An other geography. Dialogues in Human Geography 10(1): 9-18.

Oswin, N. (2019) Global City Futures: Desire and Development in Singapore. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

Oswin, N. (2018) Planetary urbanization: A view from outside. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 36(3): 540-546.

Seitz, D. and N. Oswin (2017) Cities, sexualities and the queering of urban space. In: Urbanization in a Global Context: Canadian Perspectives, Alison Bain and Linda Peake (eds). Oxford University Press, pp. 326-343.

Rosenberg, R. and N. Oswin (2015) Trans embodiment in carceral space: hypermasculinity and the U.S. prison industrial complex. Gender, Place and Culture 22(9): 1269-1286.

Oswin, N. (guest editor) (2015) World, city, queer. Special issue of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 47(3).

Turner, S. and Oswin, N. (2015) Itinerant livelihoods: Street vending-scapes and the politics of mobility in upland socialist Vietnam. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 36(3): 394-410.

Oswin, N. (2012) The queer time of creative urbanism: Family, futurity and global city Singapore. Environment and Planning A 44(7): 1624-1640.

Oswin, N. (2010) The modern model family at home in Singapore: A queer geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 35(2): 256-268.

Oswin, N. (2010) Sexual tensions in modernizing Singapore: The postcolonial and the intimate. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28(1): 128-141.

Oswin, N. and E. Olund (guest editors) (2010) Governing Intimacy. Theme issue of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28(1). 

Oswin, N. (2008) Critical geographies and the uses of sexuality: Deconstructing queer space. Progress in Human Geography 32(1): 89-103.