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Julie Chamberlain

Julie Chamberlain Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 204 258 3830
Office: Room:132, 541 Selkirk Avenue
Building: Merchants Corner
Email: j.chamberlain@uwinnipeg.ca

PhD – Environmental Studies, York University
MA – Adult Education & Community Development, University of Toronto
BSW – Social Work, Ryerson University


Julie Chamberlain is an assistant professor and activist scholar who studies the intersections of racism, anti-racism, urban development, and planning, mainly in Germany and Canada. Before joining the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies in 2021, she taught courses in qualitative research methods and human and cultural geography in Brandon, Toronto, and Hamburg.

Dr. Chamberlain values community-engaged and community-based knowledge creation and knowledge sharing, particularly as a white settler who studies racialization and urban space. Her past work has illuminated racialized residents’ perspectives on neighbourhood change and development in Hamburg, analyzed how racism is reproduced in urban development and planning discourse, and facilitated community-based knowledge sharing with immigrant and refugee-serving organizations. Dr. Chamberlain is from Scarborough, Ontario.


UIC 2001(3) - Community Development

UIC 3030(3) - Urban and Community Planning


Chamberlain, J. (2022). Wilhelmsburg is our home! Racialized residents on urban development and social mix planning in a Hamburg neighbourhood. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. https://www.transcript-publishing.com/978-3-8376-6387-7/wilhelmsburg-is-our-home/

Chamberlain, J. (2022). Theorizing Hamburg from the South: Racialization and the Development of Wilhelmsburg. In Ha, N. and Picker, G. (Eds). European Cities: Modernity, Race, and Colonialism, pp. 236-256. Manchester University Press.

Jones, C., Chamberlain, J., Sayers, G., Wood, L, Smith, N., Waddell-Henowitch, C., Fleming, C. (2022). Caring during COVID: An exacerbated burden on gender-marginalized faculty. BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education. 14(1), 37-47.

Chamberlain, J. (2020). Experimenting on racialized neighbourhoods: IBA Hamburg and the urban laboratory in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 38(4), 607-625