Roger Keil is Professor and York Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies at York University, Toronto. He researches global suburbanism, urban political ecology, cities and infectious disease, and regional governance.
Professor Keil is the author of many books including Massive Suburbanization: (Re) Building the Global Periphery One Large Scale Housing Project at a Time, Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In, Suburban World: Comparing the governance of globalizing regions from the outside in, and Canadian Suburbia: From the Periphery of Empire to the Frontier of the Sub/Urban Century.
Keil is the editor of the Global Suburbanisms book series with UTP and the co-editor of Suburban Governance: A Global View (with Pierre Hamel) and Massive Suburbanization (with K. Murat Güney and Murat Üçoğlu) in that series.
A co-founder of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA), he was the inaugural director of the CITY Institute at York University and former co-editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.