Narda Razack

School of Social Work

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S813
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66333
Emailnrazack@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/laps
Secondary websitewww.yorku.ca/sowk

Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora.

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Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora. She has written widely on these topics. For example, she is the author of the book Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum (2002), and several journal articles, including “Critical Race Discourse and Tenets for Social Work,” (with Donna Jeffery) in Canadian Social Work Review (2003), and “A Critical Analysis of International Placement Exchanges,” in International Social Work (2002). Professor Razack co-edited the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, which includes one of her articles, “Spatialized Locations, Identities and Nationality in International Work” (December 2005 publication). She has worked in the past as an individual, marital, and family counsellor, workshop and group leader, and community liaison with multicultural agenciest. She is the chair of the Task force on Research and Exchanges, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and is the principal researcher on a global survey of international social work exchanges and research. She was recently invited to be part of a 6 year CIDA funded project to lead the development of a Master of Social Work at the University of Benin, Nigeria (2006-20012). She is currently working on the following articles: "Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges teaching international work" and "Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ anti-racism" as well as a book on her thesis.

Degrees

PhD, Flinders University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo


Research Interests

Globalization , Social Work , North-South Relations, Critical race theory, research, practice, Postcoloniality

Selected Publications

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

Current Research Projects

Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN)

Description: 
To strengthen the capacity of the University of Benin to train social workers with a sustainable, indigenously relevant model of social work. My role is to develop a fully functioning and sustainable MSW program at UNIBEN and in partnership, to develop a West African Journal of Social Work.
Role: Team member

Funders: 
UPCD Tier 11 Program AUCC/CIDA

Task Force on International Exchanges and Research; International Association of Schools of Social Work

Description: 
Research conducted with Schools of Social Work in the five regions under IASSW. Survey data analyzed and an International Guideline document on Research and International Exchanges to be developed. This research includes setting up a clearing house for information on Exchanges and research including research collaborations, current literature, exchange agreements and faculty and student exchange information.
Role: Chair and Principal Investigator

Funders: 
IASSW

New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE for Social Change).

Description: 
2012 Advisory Committee Member. Academic Innovation Fund, $86,000. P.I. Uzo Anucha

Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Assets Coming Together for Youth (ACT for Youth) with university and community partners

Description: 
Co-applicant. $1,000,000 P.I. Dr. Uzo Anucha.

Selected Publications

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

All Publications

Books

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

Book Chapters

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2003. Razack, N. “Social Work with Caribbean-Canadians: postcolonial and critical race insights into practice”. In Cross-cultural social work practice with diverse ethno-racial communities. (Eds.) J. Graham & A. Al-Krenawi. Toronto:Oxford University, Chapter 14. Spring.

2000. Razack, N. “Shifting positions: making meaning in social work”. In Breakthroughs in Practice: Theorising Critical Moments in Social Work. (Eds.) Lindsey Napier & Jan Fook. Australia: Whiting and Birch: London 116-130.

2000. Razack, N. “Students at Risk in the Practicum.” in Fieldwork in the Human Services Practicum. (Eds.) Lesley Cooper & Lynne Briggs. Allen & Unwin: St. Leonards, NSW, Section 3, Chpt.1, pp. 243-258.

1999. Razack, N. "Anti Oppressive Social Work: A Model for Field Education" in Professional Social Service Delivery in a Multicultural World. Eds. Gwat Yong-Lie & David Este. Canadian Scholars Press: Toronto, Chpt.15, pp.311-330.

1995. Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary.

Journal Articles

2007. Razack, N. “Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” With Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Submitted for review to the The British Journal of Social Work

2006. Razack, N. “Challenges from the North American context: globalization and anti oppression” with Harjeet Badwall. International Social Work, 49(5), September

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2002. Razack, N. “A critical analysis of international placement exchanges.” International Social Work, 45(2), 251-265.

2001. Razack, N. “Diversity and difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students.” Social Work Education, 19(2), 219-232.

2000. Razack, N. “North South Collaborations: Effecting Transnational Perspectives for Social Work.” Journal of Progressive Human Services. 11(1), 71-91.

1999. Razack, N. “Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Pedagogical Struggles and Challenges.” The British Journal of Social Work, 29(2), 231-250.

Under Review Janes J., Ibhawoh B., Razack N. and Gilbert N. The Trouble with Triumph: Discourses of Governmentality in Mainstream Media Representations of Urban Youth, Journal of Progressive Human Services.

Conference Papers

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012.

2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15,

2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March

2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October

2010 Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June.

2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July

2008 Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadoyne, & Okeke, P. “Collaborative research and indigenizing knowledge – building equitable North-South partnerships.” The Global South and Internationalization, 4th Symposium, York University, Toronto, March 6-7

Razack, N. “The local-global dialectic: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work” 8th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, May, 2007.

Razack, N. “Transgressions and omissions: decolonizing methodologies and pedagogical challenges for international social work course” International Social Work Conference, Boston Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, March, 2007.

Razack, N. “Teaching in the Age of Empire” 7th Annual Critical Race Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), “Transnational Racism and “The Right to Have Rights,” OISE/UT, May, 2007.

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

Razack, N. "Critical Reflections on International Development Internships and Placements” Opening remarks, International Development Association, February, 2007.

Razack, N., Almeida, S. and J. Petite. Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” with Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2006, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006.

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. CUPIDS/CASID session on “Teaching the Globe” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006 .

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: recognizing disparate voices and confronting pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. Bi-Annual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile, August, 2006 Paper accepted.

Razack, N. “Challenges and complexities: minority and white academics ‘doing’ international work.” Critical Race Conference, Racial Violence and the Colour Line of the New World Order, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April, 2005. Abstract accepted.

Razack, N. “Articulating Anti-oppressive Practice.” Advancing Social Work Praxis in an Era of Global Transformation, 7th Caribbean and International Social Work educators Conference, Georgetown, Guyana, July 18 – 22, 2005, Abstract accepted.

Razack, N. “Hurricanes, Tsunami, and Terrorist Attacks: Roles for Social Work in Regional and Global Disasters.” Annual Council on Social Work Education Conference, One World, Many Cultures, New Challenges, New York, Feb-March, 2005.

Razack, N. “Racial Power Dynamics in Field Education: A supervisory perspective.” Children Aid Societies, January, 2005.

Razack, N. “Disaster and development.” With Akua Benjamin, Director, Ryerson School of Social Work, Ryerson University. 4th Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, London, May-June.

Razack, N. “Social work in higher education: international perspectives.” Narda Razack with International Scholars. Pre-conference symposium. “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

Razack, N. “Perils and possibilities: racism, nationalism and imperialism in international work.” Symposium on Experiential Education and Internationalization, November 4 and 5, York University. 2004.

Razack, N. Invited speaker, “Accreditation standards: international perspectives.” Symposium with Gavin Rennie, New Zealand, Carolyn Noble, Australia, Letnie Rock, Barbados, Christine La Bonte, Germany. Jamaican Association of Social Workers and the University of the West Indies, Mona in conjunction with the International Association Schools of Social Work, Kingston, Jamaica. 2004.

Razack, N. Chair, Roundtable on “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

Razack, N. “North-South connections in social work education." 6th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, University of the West Indies, Barbados. July, with Wendy Crook, Florida State University and Kathleen Valtonen, University of the West Indies. 2003.

Razack, N. Invited Seminar Leader, “Race, oppression and counselling.” K-W Counselling Services. Part 1, November 13, Part 2, December 11, 2003.

Razack, N. Tri-University Project, “Anti-oppression perspectives for Field Instructor.” Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, September, 2003.

Razack, N. Plenary speaker: “Locating racism and imperialism in international social work.” 2nd Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, May-June, 2003.

Razack, N. “Imagining the international: Contesting and complicating race, space, postcoloniality and helping in international exchanges”. Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Montpellier, France, July, 2002.

Razack, N. “A postcolonial analysis of international exchanges”. Critical Race Scholarship and the University, OISE/University of Toronto, April 25-28, 2002.

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race, space, nationality and the helping process in international exchanges and research”. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2002, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May.

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race and postcoloniality in international exchanges and research.” Conference on Connections and Complexities: Internationalization and Higher Education in Canada, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. February 1-2, 2002.

Razack, N. Panel Discussant: “Beyond Tolerance: Building Anti-oppressive communities.” Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, September, 2002.

Razack, N. “Practice with Caribbean-Canadians: history, culture, race, postcoloniality and differences.” 5th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Nassau, Bahamas. August, 2001.

Razack, N. “Youth and violence: perspectives from the Caribbean and North America.” Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas. March, 2001.

Razack, N. “Re-thinking anti-racism for social work education.” Conference: End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

Razack, N. “Building resources for Anti-Racist education in the profession: a case of social work education.” Panel presentation with faculty from five regions across Canada. Conference, End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

Razack, N. “A critical examination of international student exchanges.” Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Mona, Jamaica, June 1999.

Razack, N. “Teaching Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: Issues, Challenges and Future Prospects.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

Razack, N. “Diversity and Difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students in Practicum.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

Razack, N. "A Transnational Perspective for Social Work." The 3rd Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, July 6-10, 1997.

Razack, N. "Challenging the Boundaries: Building a Classroom Community from a Transnational Perspective." Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1997.

1996. Razack, N. "Beginning Inclusivity: The First Interview." A time of restraint: social work education for a new generation. Conference on Field Education, held in conjunction with the Learned Societies Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton. Co-led with Amy Rossiter and Angela Raymond.

Razack, N. "Bridging micro and macro approaches for social work practice with multicultural and multiethnic populations through innovative field work settings and international placements." Second Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana.1995.

Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary. 1994.

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012. 2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15, 2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October. Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June. 2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July Razack, N. Building solidarity or reproducing colonial hierarchies: Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: "Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good.’ Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, June.

Book Reviews

Razack, N. Healy, L.M. (2001) . International Social Work: Professional Action in an Independent World. In The Caribbean Journal of Social Work, Vol 1, March 2002, 118-121.

Public Lectures

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2000. Razack, N. “Anti-racist training and materials in Canadian Schools of Social Work,” Joint conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montreal, Quebec, July 29 - August 2. With the Heritage Research Regional Team Leaders. Three hour workshop.


Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora.


Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora. She has written widely on these topics. For example, she is the author of the book Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum (2002), and several journal articles, including “Critical Race Discourse and Tenets for Social Work,” (with Donna Jeffery) in Canadian Social Work Review (2003), and “A Critical Analysis of International Placement Exchanges,” in International Social Work (2002). Professor Razack co-edited the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, which includes one of her articles, “Spatialized Locations, Identities and Nationality in International Work” (December 2005 publication). She has worked in the past as an individual, marital, and family counsellor, workshop and group leader, and community liaison with multicultural agenciest. She is the chair of the Task force on Research and Exchanges, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and is the principal researcher on a global survey of international social work exchanges and research. She was recently invited to be part of a 6 year CIDA funded project to lead the development of a Master of Social Work at the University of Benin, Nigeria (2006-20012). She is currently working on the following articles: "Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges teaching international work" and "Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ anti-racism" as well as a book on her thesis.

Degrees

PhD, Flinders University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo

Research Interests:

Globalization , Social Work , International Relations, North-South Relations, Critical race theory, research, practice, Postcoloniality

Current Research Projects

Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN)

Description: 
To strengthen the capacity of the University of Benin to train social workers with a sustainable, indigenously relevant model of social work. My role is to develop a fully functioning and sustainable MSW program at UNIBEN and in partnership, to develop a West African Journal of Social Work.
Role: Team member

Funders: 
UPCD Tier 11 Program AUCC/CIDA

Task Force on International Exchanges and Research; International Association of Schools of Social Work

Description: 
Research conducted with Schools of Social Work in the five regions under IASSW. Survey data analyzed and an International Guideline document on Research and International Exchanges to be developed. This research includes setting up a clearing house for information on Exchanges and research including research collaborations, current literature, exchange agreements and faculty and student exchange information.
Role: Chair and Principal Investigator

Funders: 
IASSW

New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE for Social Change).

Description: 
2012 Advisory Committee Member. Academic Innovation Fund, $86,000. P.I. Uzo Anucha

Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Assets Coming Together for Youth (ACT for Youth) with university and community partners

Description: 
Co-applicant. $1,000,000 P.I. Dr. Uzo Anucha.

All Publications

Books

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

Book Chapters

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2003. Razack, N. “Social Work with Caribbean-Canadians: postcolonial and critical race insights into practice”. In Cross-cultural social work practice with diverse ethno-racial communities. (Eds.) J. Graham & A. Al-Krenawi. Toronto:Oxford University, Chapter 14. Spring.

2000. Razack, N. “Shifting positions: making meaning in social work”. In Breakthroughs in Practice: Theorising Critical Moments in Social Work. (Eds.) Lindsey Napier & Jan Fook. Australia: Whiting and Birch: London 116-130.

2000. Razack, N. “Students at Risk in the Practicum.” in Fieldwork in the Human Services Practicum. (Eds.) Lesley Cooper & Lynne Briggs. Allen & Unwin: St. Leonards, NSW, Section 3, Chpt.1, pp. 243-258.

1999. Razack, N. "Anti Oppressive Social Work: A Model for Field Education" in Professional Social Service Delivery in a Multicultural World. Eds. Gwat Yong-Lie & David Este. Canadian Scholars Press: Toronto, Chpt.15, pp.311-330.

1995. Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary.

Journal Articles

2007. Razack, N. “Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” With Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Submitted for review to the The British Journal of Social Work

2006. Razack, N. “Challenges from the North American context: globalization and anti oppression” with Harjeet Badwall. International Social Work, 49(5), September

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2002. Razack, N. “A critical analysis of international placement exchanges.” International Social Work, 45(2), 251-265.

2001. Razack, N. “Diversity and difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students.” Social Work Education, 19(2), 219-232.

2000. Razack, N. “North South Collaborations: Effecting Transnational Perspectives for Social Work.” Journal of Progressive Human Services. 11(1), 71-91.

1999. Razack, N. “Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Pedagogical Struggles and Challenges.” The British Journal of Social Work, 29(2), 231-250.

Under Review Janes J., Ibhawoh B., Razack N. and Gilbert N. The Trouble with Triumph: Discourses of Governmentality in Mainstream Media Representations of Urban Youth, Journal of Progressive Human Services.

Conference Papers

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012.

2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15,

2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March

2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October

2010 Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June.

2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July

2008 Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadoyne, & Okeke, P. “Collaborative research and indigenizing knowledge – building equitable North-South partnerships.” The Global South and Internationalization, 4th Symposium, York University, Toronto, March 6-7

Razack, N. “The local-global dialectic: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work” 8th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, May, 2007.

Razack, N. “Transgressions and omissions: decolonizing methodologies and pedagogical challenges for international social work course” International Social Work Conference, Boston Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, March, 2007.

Razack, N. “Teaching in the Age of Empire” 7th Annual Critical Race Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), “Transnational Racism and “The Right to Have Rights,” OISE/UT, May, 2007.

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

Razack, N. "Critical Reflections on International Development Internships and Placements” Opening remarks, International Development Association, February, 2007.

Razack, N., Almeida, S. and J. Petite. Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” with Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2006, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006.

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. CUPIDS/CASID session on “Teaching the Globe” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006 .

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: recognizing disparate voices and confronting pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. Bi-Annual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile, August, 2006 Paper accepted.

Razack, N. “Challenges and complexities: minority and white academics ‘doing’ international work.” Critical Race Conference, Racial Violence and the Colour Line of the New World Order, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April, 2005. Abstract accepted.

Razack, N. “Articulating Anti-oppressive Practice.” Advancing Social Work Praxis in an Era of Global Transformation, 7th Caribbean and International Social Work educators Conference, Georgetown, Guyana, July 18 – 22, 2005, Abstract accepted.

Razack, N. “Hurricanes, Tsunami, and Terrorist Attacks: Roles for Social Work in Regional and Global Disasters.” Annual Council on Social Work Education Conference, One World, Many Cultures, New Challenges, New York, Feb-March, 2005.

Razack, N. “Racial Power Dynamics in Field Education: A supervisory perspective.” Children Aid Societies, January, 2005.

Razack, N. “Disaster and development.” With Akua Benjamin, Director, Ryerson School of Social Work, Ryerson University. 4th Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, London, May-June.

Razack, N. “Social work in higher education: international perspectives.” Narda Razack with International Scholars. Pre-conference symposium. “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

Razack, N. “Perils and possibilities: racism, nationalism and imperialism in international work.” Symposium on Experiential Education and Internationalization, November 4 and 5, York University. 2004.

Razack, N. Invited speaker, “Accreditation standards: international perspectives.” Symposium with Gavin Rennie, New Zealand, Carolyn Noble, Australia, Letnie Rock, Barbados, Christine La Bonte, Germany. Jamaican Association of Social Workers and the University of the West Indies, Mona in conjunction with the International Association Schools of Social Work, Kingston, Jamaica. 2004.

Razack, N. Chair, Roundtable on “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

Razack, N. “North-South connections in social work education." 6th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, University of the West Indies, Barbados. July, with Wendy Crook, Florida State University and Kathleen Valtonen, University of the West Indies. 2003.

Razack, N. Invited Seminar Leader, “Race, oppression and counselling.” K-W Counselling Services. Part 1, November 13, Part 2, December 11, 2003.

Razack, N. Tri-University Project, “Anti-oppression perspectives for Field Instructor.” Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, September, 2003.

Razack, N. Plenary speaker: “Locating racism and imperialism in international social work.” 2nd Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, May-June, 2003.

Razack, N. “Imagining the international: Contesting and complicating race, space, postcoloniality and helping in international exchanges”. Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Montpellier, France, July, 2002.

Razack, N. “A postcolonial analysis of international exchanges”. Critical Race Scholarship and the University, OISE/University of Toronto, April 25-28, 2002.

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race, space, nationality and the helping process in international exchanges and research”. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2002, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May.

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race and postcoloniality in international exchanges and research.” Conference on Connections and Complexities: Internationalization and Higher Education in Canada, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. February 1-2, 2002.

Razack, N. Panel Discussant: “Beyond Tolerance: Building Anti-oppressive communities.” Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, September, 2002.

Razack, N. “Practice with Caribbean-Canadians: history, culture, race, postcoloniality and differences.” 5th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Nassau, Bahamas. August, 2001.

Razack, N. “Youth and violence: perspectives from the Caribbean and North America.” Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas. March, 2001.

Razack, N. “Re-thinking anti-racism for social work education.” Conference: End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

Razack, N. “Building resources for Anti-Racist education in the profession: a case of social work education.” Panel presentation with faculty from five regions across Canada. Conference, End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

Razack, N. “A critical examination of international student exchanges.” Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Mona, Jamaica, June 1999.

Razack, N. “Teaching Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: Issues, Challenges and Future Prospects.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

Razack, N. “Diversity and Difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students in Practicum.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

Razack, N. "A Transnational Perspective for Social Work." The 3rd Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, July 6-10, 1997.

Razack, N. "Challenging the Boundaries: Building a Classroom Community from a Transnational Perspective." Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1997.

1996. Razack, N. "Beginning Inclusivity: The First Interview." A time of restraint: social work education for a new generation. Conference on Field Education, held in conjunction with the Learned Societies Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton. Co-led with Amy Rossiter and Angela Raymond.

Razack, N. "Bridging micro and macro approaches for social work practice with multicultural and multiethnic populations through innovative field work settings and international placements." Second Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana.1995.

Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary. 1994.

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012. 2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15, 2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October. Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June. 2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July Razack, N. Building solidarity or reproducing colonial hierarchies: Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: "Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good.’ Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, June.

Book Reviews

Razack, N. Healy, L.M. (2001) . International Social Work: Professional Action in an Independent World. In The Caribbean Journal of Social Work, Vol 1, March 2002, 118-121.

Public Lectures

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2000. Razack, N. “Anti-racist training and materials in Canadian Schools of Social Work,” Joint conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montreal, Quebec, July 29 - August 2. With the Heritage Research Regional Team Leaders. Three hour workshop.