Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Centre for Critical Development Studies and Director of Knowledge Equity Lab
University of Toronto Scarborough
Leslie’s teaching and professional interests centre on the geopolitics of knowledge production and circulation, with a focus on how networking technologies are enabling new forms of collaborations, while also amplifying and reproducing embedded power relations and inequality. In particular Leslie have been exploring the dynamics of university community partnership and the patterns of meanings around knowledge co-creation, participatory research, and how community engaged modes of knowledge production could contribute to different frameworks of research impact and learning assessment. He has been serving as Director of Bioline International, an international collaborative open access platform since 2000. Leslie was the principal investigator for the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), funded by IDRC in Canada and DFID in the UK, the PI of the Knowledge G.A.P project, and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab. He serves on the advisory board of the Directory of Open Access Journal, the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and he is a steering group member of an international working group on Invest in Open Infrastructure. He has published widely on access to knowledge, open science, knowledge inequalities and scholarly communications.
Personal pronouns: he/him