Axis “Economy, social innovation, and social transformation”

Norma Rantisi

Associate member

Portrait of Norma RantisiAffiliation

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (Concordia University)

Research interests

Urban economic development; labour market intermediaries, wear industry; socio-spatial organization of the contemporary circus arts and apparel industries; economic policies; vernacular creativity



Contact information

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Office S-H 1255-37
Montreal (Quebec), Canada H3G 1M8
Phone: (514) 848-2424, ext. 2018

norma.rantisi [at] (> Email)





Selected publications

Brydges, T., Leslie, D., and Rantisi, N.M. (2023) “Crafting alternative urban fashion infrastructure in a digital and pandemic age?” in The Cultural Infrastructure of Cities, edited by Alison L. Bain and Julie Podmore. Agenda Publishing.

(R) Leslie, D., Rantisi, N.M., Black, S. (2023) “Realizing the social mandate of work-integration social enterprises through an anti-racist feminist praxis and spatiality?” Geoforum 138 1-11.

Brydges, T., d’Ovidio, M., Lavanga, M., Leslie, D. and N.M. Rantisi (2022) “The field of fashion in the digital age” Culture, Creativity and Economy. Edited by Hracs, B., Brydges, T., Haisch, T., Hauge, A., Jansson, J. and Sjoholm, J. Routledge Press.

Norma Rantisi and Leslie, D. (2020) “In and Against the Neoliberal State: The Precarious Siting of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) as Counter-movement in Montreal, Quebec” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space.

M.S Sprague and Rantisi, N.M. (2019) “Productive Gentrification in the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal, Canada: Exploring the Role of the State in Remaking Urban Industrial Clusters” Urban Research and Practice. 12(4): 301-321.

Norma Rantisi and D. Leslie. "Le Mile-End : un quartier au carrefourde la vie culturelle et économique", in Montréal: la cité des cités, Juan-Luis Klein and Richard Shearmur (dir.), Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2017.

D. G. Tremblay, Norma Rantisi, and Juan-Luis Klein. “The Revitalization of Montreal: The Significance of Social Innovation as a Pillar of Economic Development”, in Growing Urban Economies, D. Wolfe and M. Gertler (dir.), Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2016, p. 82-108.

Norma Rantisi and Deborah Leslie. "The Significance of Higher Educational Institutions as Cultural Intermediaries: The Case of École Nationale du Cirque in Montréal, Canada", Regional Studies, vol. XLIX, n° 3, 2015, p. 404-417.

Norma Rantisi. "Gendering Fashion, Fashion Fur: On the (Re)production of a Gendered Labor Market Within a Craft Industry in Transition", Environment and Planning D : Society and Space, vol. XXXII, n° 2, 2014, p. 223-239.

Mandana Nouri-Nekoei and Norma Rantisi. "The Enduring Significance of Economic Factors for the Attraction of Creative Workers: The Case of Montreal’s Video Game Industry", Northeastern Geographer, vol. IV, n° 1, 2012, p. 1-16.

Thomas A. Communs-Russell and Norma Rantisi. "Networks and «Places» in Montreal’s Independent Music Industry", The Canadian Geography, vol. LVI, n° 1, p. 80-97.

Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington and Norma Rantisi (dir.). Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy, New York, Routledge, 2009.

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