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Alison D Crosby

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor
 
Office: 607 Kaneff Tower
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33691
Emailacrosby@yorku.ca
 
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My current research focuses on anti-racist feminist contestations of histories of militarized, colonial, and imperial violence, and in particular, how we understand survivors’ multifaceted struggles for voice and subjectivity, and the claiming, narration and performance of memory that challenges the hegemonic.

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Research Interests

Gender Issues , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Transitional Justice, Memory and memorialization

Selected Publications

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (in press), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective , edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. New York: Springer (also available in Spanish from the authors)

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2014). Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas , 12 (1): 30-42.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2013), "Feminist Practice of Action and Community Research," in Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Second Edition). Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: SAGE publications, pp.145-181.

Crosby, Alison and Lykes, M. Brinton (2011). "Mayan women survivors speak: The gendered relations of truth-telling in postwar Guatemala." International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 5, pp.456-476. (Also available in Spanish from the authors.)

Crosby, Alison (2009). “Anatomy of a Workshop: Women’s Struggles for Transformative Participation in Latin America.” Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3): 343-353.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “People on the Move: Challenging migration categorization.” Development 50 (4). December, pp.44-49.

Current Research Projects

  • Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala  more...
  • Understanding Memory through Memorialization: A transnational feminist comparative project   more...
  • Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach  more...

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All Publications

Book Chapters

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (in press), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective , edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. New York: Springer (also available in Spanish from the authors)

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2013), "Feminist Practice of Action and Community Research," in Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Second Edition). Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: SAGE publications, pp.145-181.

Blacklock, Cathy and Crosby, Alison (2004). “The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research Across Time in Guatemala.” In Sites of Violence: Gender and Identity in Conflict Zones. Edited by Wenona Giles and Jennifer Hyndman. Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 45-72.

Crosby, Alison (1999). "To Whom Shall the Nation Belong? The Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Refugee Return and Struggles for Peace in Guatemala." In Alan Simmons and Liisa North (eds), Journeys of Fear: Refugee Return and National Transformation in Guatemala. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 176-195.

Journal Articles

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2014). Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas , 12 (1): 30-42.

Crosby, Alison and Lykes, M. Brinton (2011). "Mayan women survivors speak: The gendered relations of truth-telling in postwar Guatemala." International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 5, pp.456-476. (Also available in Spanish from the authors.)

Crosby, Alison (2009). “Anatomy of a Workshop: Women’s Struggles for Transformative Participation in Latin America.” Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3): 343-353.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “People on the Move: Challenging migration categorization.” Development 50 (4). December, pp.44-49.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century.” Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration. Vol. 29, June, pp.31-53 (also available in French and Spanish from www.interpares.ca).

Crosby, Alison (2000). “Return to the Nation: The Organizational Challenges Confronted by Guatemalan Refugee Women.” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees. Vol. 19 (3), pp.32-37.

Conference Papers

(Refereed) May 2012 (with M. Brinton Lykes). "Challenges in/to feminist participatory action research with indigenous women survivors of sexual violence in Guatemala." Presented at Latin American Studies Association conference, Towards a Third Century of Independence in Latin America , San Francisco.

(Refereed) October 2012. Critical Engagement with and Accompaniment of Maya Women and their Communities: Understanding Gendered Racialized Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Guatemala. Presented at What to Do about Race and Culture and Violence conference, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College.

(Refereed) September 2012. Creative Methodologies as a Resource for Mayan Women’s Protagonism. Presented at Creative practice, activism and place-identities conference, Arts and Humanities Research Council & University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.

(Refereed) June 2011. June 2011. A story that travels: The transnational narrative of sexual violence. Presented at Berkshire Conference on History of Women, Generations: Exploring Race, sexuality and labor across time and space, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

(Invited Presentation) November 2011 (with M. Brinton Lykes) The Creative Arts as a Resource for Women’s Empowerment in postwar Guatemala. Presented at the conference of the international research project Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach , International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

(Invited Presentation) May 2011. Gendering historical memory processes. Presented at workshop Dialogues on Memory: Strategies for reconstructing memories in conflict and post-conflict zones. Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Colombia.

(Invited Presentation) March 2011 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Psychosocial approaches to trauma in Guatemala. Presented at conference of the international research project Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach , International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

(Refereed) October 2010. (with M. Brinton Lykes) Claiming Subjectivity: An agenda for reparation for survivors of sexual violence. Paper presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Crisis, Response, Recovery. Toronto.

April 2010. A story that travels: The transnational narrative of sexual violence. Presented at Excavations, Appropriations, Collusions, and Contestations: A symposium on violence, memory, and memorialization, Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

May 2008. Shaping transnational feminist praxis on militarized violence in the new millennium. Presented at Revisioning and Reimagining the Future. A conference of the Women in Conflict Zones Network. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

(Refereed) September 2007. Women’s Struggles for Truth, Justice and Reparations in Latin America. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, After the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a new América. Montreal.

(Refereed) August 2006. The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century. Presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Global Division Symposium, Globalization and Neoliberal Crises: Social Problems and Social Struggles. Montreal.

(Refereed) June 2006. The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century. At International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, Talking across Borders: New Dialogues in Forced Migration Studies, York University. Toronto.

June 2004. “Global Migration Trends”, Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Refugees Annual Conference. Montreal.

October 1999. Effects of International Intervention on Women’s Organizing in Guatemala. At Women in Conflict Network Conference Implications of Global Restructuring for Women in Areas of Armed Conflict. Budapest, Hungary.

(Refereed) October 1999. Feminist Research Ethics Across Time and Space (with Cathy Blacklock). At Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Meeting, Latin America and the Caribbean into the Coming Millennium: Equity, Democracy and Sustainability. Carleton University, Ottawa.

December 1998. Empowerment and Containment: The Experiences of Guatemalan Refugee Women. Discussant of paper by Dr. Neloufar de Mel, “Agent or Victim? The Sri Lankan Women Militant in the Interregnum”. At Women in Conflict Zones Network Conference A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and Post-Yugoslav States. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

June 1997. Women’s Organizing in Guatemala (with Cathy Blacklock). At Women in Conflict Zones Network conference, York University. Toronto.

(Refereed) November 1996. To Whom Shall the Nation Belong? The Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Refugee Return and Struggles for Peace in Guatemala. At Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Meeting, York University. Toronto.

(Refereed) July 1996. Discovering the zone of occult instability where the people dwell across the boundaries of citizenship: Guatemala from Conquest to Modernity. At conference Women, Citizenship and Difference, University of Greenwich. London, England.

October 1995. Re-Imagining the Guatemalan Nation: A Feminist Action Research Perspective on Exile and Return. At conference on Refugee Return, Power and Transformation in Guatemala, York University. Toronto.

Book Reviews

2009. Review of Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala by Diane M Nelson, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 34, 68: 242-245.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/GWST4516 6.0  Gender, Globalization and Militarization SEMR Course Website 


My current research focuses on anti-racist feminist contestations of histories of militarized, colonial, and imperial violence, and in particular, how we understand survivors’ multifaceted struggles for voice and subjectivity, and the claiming, narration and performance of memory that challenges the hegemonic.


I am particularly interested in the relational condition of violence and its aftermath, drawing on the work of Kleinman and Martín-Baró, amongst others, who emphasize the nature of suffering as deeply social, collective, and historical, rather than exclusively or even primarily individual. How do those who experience violence resist and transform its structures and strictures, in relation to others? What does it mean to be defined by one’s story of being a victim of war, and in particular, to be defined by one’s story of sexual harm? And who exactly gets to define such experience? I problematize the boundaries between action and research, between insiders and outsiders, and between the local and the transnational, as situated within histories of colonizing forms of knowledge production. Much of my research takes place in Guatemala, where I have been working for over 20 years in various articulations of activism and research. My work is also transnational; for example, I am interested in how stories of harm are stories that travel within international human rights regimes such as the violence against women paradigm.

Area of Specialization

Transitional justice; memory and memorialization processes; feminist approaches to trauma and violence; Guatemala


Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, York University
Master in Environmental Studies, York University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Cantab), Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge

Professional Leadership

Conference Organization
May 2008. Principal Organizer, Revisioning and Reimagining the Future. A conference of the Women in Conflict Zones Network, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

May 2007. Co-Organizer, Sharing Collective Memory: Psychosocial Accompaniment and Integral Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence During Armed Conflict. Guatemala.

September 2006. Co-Organizer and Chair, International Learning Circle on Migration and Citizenship, Inter Pares, Ottawa, Canada.

Workshops and Talks Organized
January 2011. Co-Organizer (with Jennifer Hyndman), Talk by Professor Jackie Orr, University of Syracuse, Body Animations (or, Lullaby for Fallujah) , hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research, and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, the School of Women’s Studies, International Development Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Social Science, Socio-Legal Studies and Founders College.

April 2010. Co-Organizer (with Ena Dua and Honor Ford-Smith), Excavations, Contestations and Collusions: A Symposium on Memory and Memorialization. Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

October 2010. Panel: Confronting Impunity: Women’s Struggles for Justice, Historical Memory, and Reparation in Guatemala, co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research, the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies.

October 2009. Professor Diane Elson, University of Essex, Gender and Macroeconomic Policy Rules: The case of the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, sponsored by International Development Studies, the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, the Centre for Feminist Research and the School of Women’s Studies.

March 2009. Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS, University of London, Iraqi Women between Dictatorship, Sanctions, War and Occupation, with discussant Professor Shahrzad Mojab, OISE/UofT, as part of the Centre for Feminist Research York University 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, Feminist Knowledge Reconsidered: Feminism and the Academy.

April 2008. Dr. Malathi de Alwis, Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka, Landscapes of loss: political community in the wake of atrocity.

September 2007. Bombs, Bullets and Bodies: A panel discussion with women advocates from Sudan, Burundi and Guatemala, Women in Conflict Zones Network, Centre for Refugee Studies/Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

Manuscript reviewing
Reviewer of articles for journals International Migration and Violence Against Women.

Editorial Boards
Member of Editorial Board for Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Edition on Women in Conflict Zones, Spring 2000.

Membership in Professional Organizations
Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Consultancies
As a member of the Advisory Board of the international organization Impunity Watch, I am currently acting as a (non-paid) consultant in the development of two transnational research projects, Combating Impunity for Abuse of Women during Conflict, and Memorialization of grave international crimes.

Research Networks
Co-Coordinator of the Women in Conflict Zones Network (WICZNET).

Refugee Research Network (RRN) member (housed at the Centre for Refugee Studies) (including participation as a new scholar in the successful SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant).

Research Support:
2010-11 Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala, $16,950, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Principal Applicant).

2010. Understanding Memory through Memorialization: A transnational feminist comparative project, $5,650. International Development Research Centre (IDRC), (Principal Applicant).

2009-12 Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala, $85,226, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC) Standard Grant (Principal Applicant).

2009-10 Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala, $11,797, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Principal Applicant).

2008-09. Towards a Transnational Feminist Understanding of Transitional Justice Processes in Latin America, $2,645, Faculty of Arts Research Grant (Principal Applicant).

2008. Women in Conflict Zones Network: Revisioning and Reimagining the Future, $16,000, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Principal Applicant).

2008. Women in Conflict Zones Network: Revisioning and Reimagining the Future. $850. SSHRC Travel Grant (Principal Applicant).

2006. Migration and Citizenship, $50,000. International Development Research Centre (Principal Applicant).

Current Research Engagement at York
Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) Fellow (includes coordination of the Guatemala Group)
Centre for Refugee Studies Scholar
Centre for Feminist Research Scholar
Member of the LA&PS Committee on Research Policy and Planning
Member of the LA&PS Research Coordinators Group
Research Coordinator, School of Women's Studies

Community Contributions

Member of the Advisory Board of Impunity Watch (2009-present)
Chair of the Americas Policy Group, Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) (2002-2005).


Research Interests:

Gender Issues , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Transitional Justice, Memory and memorialization

Current Research Projects

  • Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala
    Description: 
    This feminist action research project is examining the nature and forms of reparation for women survivors of sexual violence during the 36-year long armed conflict in Guatemala, within a context of ongoing structural impunity, militarism and gender-based violence. Research partners included the National Union of Guatemalan Women (UNAMG) and Prof. Brinton Lykes from Boston College.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2009
    End Date:  Month: Oct  Year: 2013

    Collaborator: Professor M. Brinton Lykes
    Collaborator Institution: Boston College
    Collaborator Role: Rsearch Collaborator

    Funders: 
    Standard Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

  • Understanding Memory through Memorialization: A transnational feminist comparative project
    Description: 
    This comparative research project, which is being undertaken with Dr. Malathi de Alwis, a cultural anthropologist in Sri Lanka, is examining feminist approaches to collective memorialization processes, drawing on our respective work in Latin America and South Asia.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Dr. Malathi de Alwis
    Collaborator Institution: Imperial Institute of Higher Education
    Collaborator Role: co-Principal Investigator

    Funders: 
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

  • Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach
    Description: 
    This is a multi-regional collaborative research project being coordinated by Professor Brandon Hamber, director of the International Conflict Research Institute at the University of Ulster, Ireland. Prof. Brinton Lykes and I have been asked to produce the Guatemala case study for this project.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-investigator

    Collaborator: Professor M. Brinton Lykes
    Collaborator Institution: Boston College
    Collaborator Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders: 
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Selected Publications

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (in press), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective , edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. New York: Springer (also available in Spanish from the authors)

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2014). Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas , 12 (1): 30-42.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2013), "Feminist Practice of Action and Community Research," in Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Second Edition). Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: SAGE publications, pp.145-181.

Crosby, Alison and Lykes, M. Brinton (2011). "Mayan women survivors speak: The gendered relations of truth-telling in postwar Guatemala." International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 5, pp.456-476. (Also available in Spanish from the authors.)

Crosby, Alison (2009). “Anatomy of a Workshop: Women’s Struggles for Transformative Participation in Latin America.” Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3): 343-353.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “People on the Move: Challenging migration categorization.” Development 50 (4). December, pp.44-49.

All Publications

Book Chapters

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (in press), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective , edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. New York: Springer (also available in Spanish from the authors)

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2013), "Feminist Practice of Action and Community Research," in Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Second Edition). Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: SAGE publications, pp.145-181.

Blacklock, Cathy and Crosby, Alison (2004). “The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research Across Time in Guatemala.” In Sites of Violence: Gender and Identity in Conflict Zones. Edited by Wenona Giles and Jennifer Hyndman. Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 45-72.

Crosby, Alison (1999). "To Whom Shall the Nation Belong? The Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Refugee Return and Struggles for Peace in Guatemala." In Alan Simmons and Liisa North (eds), Journeys of Fear: Refugee Return and National Transformation in Guatemala. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 176-195.

Journal Articles

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2014). Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas , 12 (1): 30-42.

Crosby, Alison and Lykes, M. Brinton (2011). "Mayan women survivors speak: The gendered relations of truth-telling in postwar Guatemala." International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 5, pp.456-476. (Also available in Spanish from the authors.)

Crosby, Alison (2009). “Anatomy of a Workshop: Women’s Struggles for Transformative Participation in Latin America.” Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3): 343-353.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “People on the Move: Challenging migration categorization.” Development 50 (4). December, pp.44-49.

Crosby, Alison (2007). “The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century.” Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration. Vol. 29, June, pp.31-53 (also available in French and Spanish from www.interpares.ca).

Crosby, Alison (2000). “Return to the Nation: The Organizational Challenges Confronted by Guatemalan Refugee Women.” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees. Vol. 19 (3), pp.32-37.

Conference Papers

(Refereed) May 2012 (with M. Brinton Lykes). "Challenges in/to feminist participatory action research with indigenous women survivors of sexual violence in Guatemala." Presented at Latin American Studies Association conference, Towards a Third Century of Independence in Latin America , San Francisco.

(Refereed) October 2012. Critical Engagement with and Accompaniment of Maya Women and their Communities: Understanding Gendered Racialized Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Guatemala. Presented at What to Do about Race and Culture and Violence conference, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College.

(Refereed) September 2012. Creative Methodologies as a Resource for Mayan Women’s Protagonism. Presented at Creative practice, activism and place-identities conference, Arts and Humanities Research Council & University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.

(Refereed) June 2011. June 2011. A story that travels: The transnational narrative of sexual violence. Presented at Berkshire Conference on History of Women, Generations: Exploring Race, sexuality and labor across time and space, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

(Invited Presentation) November 2011 (with M. Brinton Lykes) The Creative Arts as a Resource for Women’s Empowerment in postwar Guatemala. Presented at the conference of the international research project Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach , International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

(Invited Presentation) May 2011. Gendering historical memory processes. Presented at workshop Dialogues on Memory: Strategies for reconstructing memories in conflict and post-conflict zones. Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Colombia.

(Invited Presentation) March 2011 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Psychosocial approaches to trauma in Guatemala. Presented at conference of the international research project Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach , International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

(Refereed) October 2010. (with M. Brinton Lykes) Claiming Subjectivity: An agenda for reparation for survivors of sexual violence. Paper presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Crisis, Response, Recovery. Toronto.

April 2010. A story that travels: The transnational narrative of sexual violence. Presented at Excavations, Appropriations, Collusions, and Contestations: A symposium on violence, memory, and memorialization, Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

May 2008. Shaping transnational feminist praxis on militarized violence in the new millennium. Presented at Revisioning and Reimagining the Future. A conference of the Women in Conflict Zones Network. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

(Refereed) September 2007. Women’s Struggles for Truth, Justice and Reparations in Latin America. Presented at Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, After the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a new América. Montreal.

(Refereed) August 2006. The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century. Presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Global Division Symposium, Globalization and Neoliberal Crises: Social Problems and Social Struggles. Montreal.

(Refereed) June 2006. The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century. At International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, Talking across Borders: New Dialogues in Forced Migration Studies, York University. Toronto.

June 2004. “Global Migration Trends”, Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Refugees Annual Conference. Montreal.

October 1999. Effects of International Intervention on Women’s Organizing in Guatemala. At Women in Conflict Network Conference Implications of Global Restructuring for Women in Areas of Armed Conflict. Budapest, Hungary.

(Refereed) October 1999. Feminist Research Ethics Across Time and Space (with Cathy Blacklock). At Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Meeting, Latin America and the Caribbean into the Coming Millennium: Equity, Democracy and Sustainability. Carleton University, Ottawa.

December 1998. Empowerment and Containment: The Experiences of Guatemalan Refugee Women. Discussant of paper by Dr. Neloufar de Mel, “Agent or Victim? The Sri Lankan Women Militant in the Interregnum”. At Women in Conflict Zones Network Conference A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and Post-Yugoslav States. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

June 1997. Women’s Organizing in Guatemala (with Cathy Blacklock). At Women in Conflict Zones Network conference, York University. Toronto.

(Refereed) November 1996. To Whom Shall the Nation Belong? The Gender and Ethnic Dimensions of Refugee Return and Struggles for Peace in Guatemala. At Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Annual Meeting, York University. Toronto.

(Refereed) July 1996. Discovering the zone of occult instability where the people dwell across the boundaries of citizenship: Guatemala from Conquest to Modernity. At conference Women, Citizenship and Difference, University of Greenwich. London, England.

October 1995. Re-Imagining the Guatemalan Nation: A Feminist Action Research Perspective on Exile and Return. At conference on Refugee Return, Power and Transformation in Guatemala, York University. Toronto.

Book Reviews

2009. Review of Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala by Diane M Nelson, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 34, 68: 242-245.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/GWST4516 6.0  Gender, Globalization and Militarization SEMR Course Website