Roza Tchoukaleyska


My research examines the role and meaning of public space in urban and rural settings, comparing experiences in France and Canada. I am particularly interested in how notions of ‘the public’ are constituted, the ways in which community spaces are invested with meaning, and the interplay of these factors in defining citizenship rights.


Tchoukaleyska, R. (forthcoming) ‘Public places and empty spaces: dislocation, urban renewal and the death of a French plaza’, Urban Geography. Available at:     &journalCode=rurb20

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2016) ‘Public space and memories of migration: erasing diversity through urban redevelopment in France’, Social & Cultural Geography 17(8): 1101-1119.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2015) ‘Illicit mint and unregulated vendors: constructing illegality in French public spaces’, Area 47(1):81-87.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2014) ‘Outdoor food markets as community spaces in France’. Geography 99(2):99-103.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2013) ‘Regulating the farmers’ market: paysan expertise, quality production and local food’. Geoforum,45:211-218.

Tchoukaleyska, R. (2011) ‘Co-housing childhoods: parents’ mediation of urban risk through participation in intentional communities’. The Journal of Children’s Geographies, 9(2): 235-246.