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Introduction: Nehal El-Hadi

Hi everyone,

I'm a PhD Candidate in Planning in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto. I am currently refining my PhD proposal which hopes to look at how women of colour in Toronto are able to use Internet technologies to transmute online activities into engagement with material world planning processes and outcomes. I hope to do this through examining the racialised body and how online communities and audiences can generate social capital for racialised women in the material world.

My comprehensives focused on 1) Critical Planning: Transforming/Transformative Planning; 2) Urban Imaginaries: the Body, Nature and Technology; 3) Health, Race and the Environment.

I'm hoping to connect with other scholars and to learn more about how to engage with feminist research in an online environment, especially with regards to intersectionality. I don't have much of an academic/intellectual background in feminist scholarship and I'm hoping to improve that by my participation here. I haven't participated 

Thank you,


Twitter - @iamnehal

Website -

Email - nehal[dot]elhadi[at]utoronto[dot]ca



We're glad you could join us for the workshop, Nehal.  Your research in Geography and Planning sounds interesting. What lured you into this field of study?

A few housekeeping items:

You've been assigned to Group #5. Your group members are listed on this Google spreadsheet.  Your group leader is Jacqueline Wernimont.  She'll begin organizing all of you today and creating a strategy for you to exchange materials.

In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions and once again, welcome to the workshop!

Lori Beth 


Hi Nehal,

I've sent a tweet as well to get the group organized, but wanted to let you know that we're a bit behind because I was dealing with a sick toddler yesterday. I will have intermittent access today and should be full steam tomorrow. So please bear with possible delays. Looking forward to talking with you about your work!