CindyAnn Rose-Redwood

CindyAnn Rose-Redwood
Assistant Teaching Professor
Social geography; global migration; international student experiences

PhD (Penn State)

Office: DTB B206

I joined the Department in the spring of 2010, and I am currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of Geography. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Geography in 2003 and a PhD in Educational Theory and Policy from Penn State University in 2007. Originally from the Caribbean, I grew up in New York City and was trained as an urban social geographer and educational theorist with an interest in international migration, urban social life, the politics of identity, educational policy, and contemporary geopolitics. Although I do not currently supervise graduate students, I can serve as a graduate committee member and undergraduate honours thesis supervisor.

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My research explores the social geographies of ethnic segregation among immigrant communities in urban settings, the cultural politics of transnational identities, and the social experiences of international students on university campuses in North America. I also have a broader interest in the internationalization of higher education as well as the history and philosophy of education.


My teaching philosophy focuses on diversity because the world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Therefore, higher expectations and demands are placed on students today to have global competence skills that will assist them with how to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds. As a teacher my primary objective and responsibility is to teach students ways in which they can enhance their knowledge and develop the social skills necessary to effectively interact with people from other cultures. Students learn global competence through academic learning in the classroom and by proactively engaging in diverse social interactions. I purposefully design the course curriculum for my education and geography classes with a goal of exposing students to a myriad of literatures about people from diverse backgrounds. In my teaching, I also strive to stimulate diverse learning by providing students with course material that covers multiple viewpoints about a given issue. Currently, I teach a range of courses at UVic, including Human Geography, Contemporary Geopolitics, World Regional Geography, and the Geography of the Caribbean.


Rose-Redwood, C. and Rose-Redwood, R., eds. (under contract), International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Rose-Redwood, C. and Rose-Redwood, R., eds. (forthcoming, 2018), Special Issue on “Fostering Successful Integration and Engagement Between Domestic and International Students on College and University Campuses,” Journal of International Students.

Rose-Redwood, C. and Rose-Redwood, R. (forthcoming, 2017), “‘It Definitely Felt Very White’: Race, Gender, and the Performative Politics of Assembly at the Women's March in Victoria, BC,” Gender, Place and Culture.

Rose-Redwood, C. and Rose-Redwood, R. (2013) ‘Self-Segregation or Global Mixing? Social Interactions and the International Student Experience,’ Journal of College Student Development 54(4), 413-429

Rose-Redwood, C. (2010) ‘The Challenge of Fostering Cross-Cultural Interactions: A Case Study of International Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Diversity Initiatives,’ College Student Journal 44(2), 389-399

Rose-Redwood (Rampersad), C. (2008) 'Multi Ethnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education Reform' (by Susan Clarke, Rodney Hero, Mara Sidney, Luis Fraga and Bari Erlichson) American Journal of Education 115(1) 189-193

Rose-Redwood (Rampersad), C. (2007) 'Slavery in Cities' Encyclopedia of American Urban History Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Rose-Redwood, C. and Rose-Redwood, R.S. (2007) 'Statue of Liberty' Encyclopedia of American Urban History Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Rose-Redwood (Rampersad), C. (2006) ‘The New Immigrants and the Making of a Multicultural Society: A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Ethnographic Approaches,’ Immigrants and Minorities 24(2), 224-238