Alison D Crosby

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Feminist Research

Office: Kaneff Tower, 607
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33691
Emailacrosby@yorku.ca

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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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

Professional Leadership

2014-15 Member of the SSHRC Insight Grant Adjudication Committee #4A


Research Interests

Gender Issues , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Transitional Justice, Memory and memorialization, Anti-racist feminist participatory action research

Selected Publications

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Participatory Action Research as a Resource for Community Regeneration in Post-Conflict Contexts. In Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means . Edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Low. Switzerland: Springer International Publications.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2015), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding . Edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. Switzerland: Springer International Publications, pp. 147-186.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Metodologías creativas como recurso para el protagonismo de mujeres Mayas. In Investigaciones en Psicología Social . Edited by G. L. Costa & E. Etchezahar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la UNLZ, pp.71-120.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2014), "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.

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.)

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 examined 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. Crosby and Lykes are currently working on the book manuscript from this project.

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: Research Collaborator

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


Project Type: Funded
Role: 

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

Funders: 
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Role: 

Collaborator: 
Collaborator Institution: 
Collaborator Role: 

Funders: 

The Inhabitance of Loss: A transnational feminist project on memorialization

Summary: 
This project is useing a transnational feminist lens to examine when and how survivor-led initiatives to memorialize loss in Guatemala and Sri Lanka create new articulations of agency, voice and community within and across national borders.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2019

Collaborator: Malathi de Alwis
Collaborator Institution: Open University, Sri Lanka
Collaborator Role: Research Collaborator

Funders: 
SSHRC

Selected Publications

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Participatory Action Research as a Resource for Community Regeneration in Post-Conflict Contexts. In Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means . Edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Low. Switzerland: Springer International Publications.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2015), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding . Edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. Switzerland: Springer International Publications, pp. 147-186.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Metodologías creativas como recurso para el protagonismo de mujeres Mayas. In Investigaciones en Psicología Social . Edited by G. L. Costa & E. Etchezahar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la UNLZ, pp.71-120.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2014), "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.

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.)

All Publications

Book Chapters

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2015), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding . Edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. Switzerland: Springer International Publications, pp. 147-186.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Participatory Action Research as a Resource for Community Regeneration in Post-Conflict Contexts. In Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means . Edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Low. Switzerland: Springer International Publications.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Metodologías creativas como recurso para el protagonismo de mujeres Mayas. In Investigaciones en Psicología Social . Edited by G. L. Costa & E. Etchezahar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la UNLZ, pp.71-120.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2014), "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) . August 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Picking up the pieces: Mayan women’s struggles for reparation in postconflict Guatemala. Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Toronto.

(Refereed) June 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Feminist participatory action research with Maya survivors of sexual violence in postwar Guatemala. Presented at Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

(Refereed) May 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Constructing knowledge at the interstices of community: Feminist participatory action research with Mayan and mestiza protagonists in Guatemala. Presented at Latin American Studies Associate Conference Precaridades, exclusiones, emergenicas , San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(Invited) November 2014. Moving beyond suffering: Mayan women’s struggles for reparation in postconflict Guatemala. Presented at Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice conference , Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, York University.

(Invited) September 2014. The making of the ‘abject victim subject’ in transnational discourses of sexual harm: An excavation of the racialization of gendered violence. Paper presented to the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies seminar series.

(Refereed) May 2014 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Reparation struggles of Mayan women survivors in postwar Guatemala. Presented at Latin American Studies Association Conference, Democracy and Memory , Chicago.

(Invited) April 2014. Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Presented at Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective conference, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

(Invited) March 2014 (with Malathi de Alwis). The Inhabitance of Loss: A transnational feminist dialogue on memorialization. Centre for Refugee Studies and Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

(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.

(Invited) November 2012. Sexual Harm and Transitional Justice: Reflections from Guatemala. Presented at symposium Truth and Justice: Problematizing truth commissions and transitional justice . OISE/University of Toronto.

(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.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/GWST4516 6.0  Gender, Globalization and Militarization SEMR  


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


Professional Leadership



2014-15 Member of the SSHRC Insight Grant Adjudication Committee #4A


Research Interests:

Gender Issues , Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Transitional Justice, Memory and memorialization, Anti-racist feminist participatory action research

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 examined 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. Crosby and Lykes are currently working on the book manuscript from this project.

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: Research Collaborator

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


Project Type: Funded
Role: 

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

Funders: 
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Role: 

Collaborator: 
Collaborator Institution: 
Collaborator Role: 

Funders: 

The Inhabitance of Loss: A transnational feminist project on memorialization

Summary: 
This project is useing a transnational feminist lens to examine when and how survivor-led initiatives to memorialize loss in Guatemala and Sri Lanka create new articulations of agency, voice and community within and across national borders.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2014
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2019

Collaborator: Malathi de Alwis
Collaborator Institution: Open University, Sri Lanka
Collaborator Role: Research Collaborator

Funders: 
SSHRC

Selected Publications

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Participatory Action Research as a Resource for Community Regeneration in Post-Conflict Contexts. In Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means . Edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Low. Switzerland: Springer International Publications.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2015), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding . Edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. Switzerland: Springer International Publications, pp. 147-186.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Metodologías creativas como recurso para el protagonismo de mujeres Mayas. In Investigaciones en Psicología Social . Edited by G. L. Costa & E. Etchezahar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la UNLZ, pp.71-120.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2014), "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.

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.)

All Publications

Book Chapters

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2015), Creative methodologies as a resource for Mayan women’s protagonism. In Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding . Edited by Brandon Hamber & Elizabeth Gallagher. Switzerland: Springer International Publications, pp. 147-186.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Participatory Action Research as a Resource for Community Regeneration in Post-Conflict Contexts. In Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means . Edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Low. Switzerland: Springer International Publications.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Alison Crosby (2015). Metodologías creativas como recurso para el protagonismo de mujeres Mayas. In Investigaciones en Psicología Social . Edited by G. L. Costa & E. Etchezahar. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la UNLZ, pp.71-120.

Lykes, M. Brinton and Crosby, Alison (2014), "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) . August 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Picking up the pieces: Mayan women’s struggles for reparation in postconflict Guatemala. Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Toronto.

(Refereed) June 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Feminist participatory action research with Maya survivors of sexual violence in postwar Guatemala. Presented at Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

(Refereed) May 2015 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Constructing knowledge at the interstices of community: Feminist participatory action research with Mayan and mestiza protagonists in Guatemala. Presented at Latin American Studies Associate Conference Precaridades, exclusiones, emergenicas , San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(Invited) November 2014. Moving beyond suffering: Mayan women’s struggles for reparation in postconflict Guatemala. Presented at Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice conference , Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, York University.

(Invited) September 2014. The making of the ‘abject victim subject’ in transnational discourses of sexual harm: An excavation of the racialization of gendered violence. Paper presented to the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies seminar series.

(Refereed) May 2014 (with M. Brinton Lykes). Reparation struggles of Mayan women survivors in postwar Guatemala. Presented at Latin American Studies Association Conference, Democracy and Memory , Chicago.

(Invited) April 2014. Creativity as Intervention Strategy in Feminist and Psychosocial Accompaniment Processes with Mayan Women Survivors in Guatemala. Presented at Peacebuilding in Conflict Situations from a Psychosocial Perspective conference, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

(Invited) March 2014 (with Malathi de Alwis). The Inhabitance of Loss: A transnational feminist dialogue on memorialization. Centre for Refugee Studies and Centre for Feminist Research, York University.

(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.

(Invited) November 2012. Sexual Harm and Transitional Justice: Reflections from Guatemala. Presented at symposium Truth and Justice: Problematizing truth commissions and transitional justice . OISE/University of Toronto.

(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:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 AP/GWST4516 6.0  Gender, Globalization and Militarization SEMR