Wenona Giles

Department of Anthropology

Professor

Office: Kaneff Tower, 851
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66340
Emailwgiles@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/wgiles
Secondary websitewww.crs.info.yorku.ca/

Wenona Giles teaches and publishes in the areas of gender, migration, forced migration, refugee issues, protracted refugee situations, ethnicity, nationalism, work, globalization, war and education.

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She currently co-leads the project Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER).

See: http://crs.yorku.ca/bher-group

and project video on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3q4blUAmTC0

She has carried out research on long-term refugee situations for almost a decade

See: www.atkinson.yorku.ca/~gprs/HTML/agprs.html.

As well, she is a co-investigator of the international SSHRC Cluster Grant: A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge

see: http://www.refugeeresearch.net/.

Giles co-led the international Women in Conflict Zones Research Network with Maja Korac in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s and the project “A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and the Post-Yugoslav States”.

Area of Specialization

gender, forced migration, refugee issues

Degrees

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Toronto
M.A. Anthropology, University of Toronto
Education degree, British Columbia
BA.. English and French Literature, University of Santa Clara
Diplôme de Langue et des Lettres Françaises, Université d'Aix-Marseille

Professional Leadership

2012 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Centre, Italy

i) Editorial/Advisory Boards

2005-10 Associate Editor, The Canadian Review of Sociology

2004-10 Editorial Board, Portuguese Studies Review

2008 - Advisory Board, Refugee Research Centre, University of East London

2008-09 SSHRC National Doctoral Review Committee

ii) Journal Referee

2008 Gender, Place and Culture
2007 Portuguese Studies Review
2006 Canadian Review of Sociology
Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal
International Journal of Feminist Politics
2006 International Feminist Journal of Politics
2006 Canadian Ethnic Studies
2006 The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology
2005 International Feminist Journal of Politics
2005 Antipode
2003 Portuguese Studies Review
2003 Anthropologica
2003 Gender, Work and Organization
1998 Resources for Feminist Research
1995 Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

iii) Reviewer on External Grants

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2009 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2007 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2002 The Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme. Review of book manuscript (June, 2003 re-assessment of the ms)
2002 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1997 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal

v) Other reviews

2009 External Reviewer for Promotion Candidate, University of Warwick
2009 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Promotion File, Guelph University
2008 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson, York University
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Promotion File, Simon Fraser University
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Tenure and Promotion File, University of Ottawa
2007 Member of Review Committee, Institute for Research on Learning Technologies (IRLT), York University
2007 Teaching Evaluation for a Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2007 Teaching Evaluation for a Promotion Candidate, School of Women’s Studies, Faculty of Arts
2007 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson, York University
2007 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Sociology, Arts, York University
2006 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Work, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2006 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2006 Service Review for Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2005 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Political Science, Faculty of Arts, York University
2005 Service Review for Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2004 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Environmental Studies, York University
2004 Teaching Evaluation for a Tenure and Promotion Candidate, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2003 External Referee for Promotion File to Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities, McMaster University
1994 Oxford University Press manuscript. Review of book manuscript

Research Interests

Anthropology , Gender Issues , Migration and Forced Migration; the Gender Relations Economic and Political Migration, Gender and Militarization; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Gender, Women and Development.

Current Research Projects

Open Society Institute (Budapest) for Women in Conflict Zones Conference: Revisioning and Reimagining the Future.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2008

Funders: 
Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Workshops and Conference (SSHRC)

The Globalization of Homelessness in Long-Term Refugee Camps


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
SSHRC Standard Grant

“Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada”

Description: 
Giles, Wenona (2008) Conference: “Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada” Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Conference Grant Role: Principal Investigator Grant Amount: CAN $20,000
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
SSHRC Conference Grant

A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and the Post-Yugoslav States

International Network Concerning Women in Conflict Zones

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge


Project Type: Funded
Role: Senior Co-Investigator

Funders: 
SSHRC Cluster Grant

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge

Summary: 
SSHRC Cluster Grant

Description: 
http://www.refugeeresearch.net

Project Type: Funded
Role: Senior Co-investigator.

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya


Project Type: Funded
Role: Prinicipal Investigator

Collaborator: Jennifer Hyndman
Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Reaching Higher: the Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya

Summary: 
http://crs.yorku.ca/bher


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Lead

Collaborator: Don Dippo
Funders: 
The MasterCard Foundation

Intercultural learning through virtual and on-site exchanges between York University students, refugee students on the Thai Burma border and displaced migrant students in Ranong, Thailand.

Summary: 
http://crs.yorku.ca/bher


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Collaborator: Robin Roth, Susan McGrath
Funders: 
York University Academic Initiative Fund

Building primary/secondary teaching capabilities in the Dadaab refugee camps and locally in Dadaab, Kenya by increasing access to higher education


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2013
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2018

Funders: 
CIDA

All Publications

Books

Giles, Wenona and Jennifer Hyndman (eds) 2004. Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones. University of California Press. Berkeley (361 pages). Including two chapters: Introduction: Gender and Conflict in a Global Context (with J. Hyndman) (20 pages) and Conclusion: New Directions for Feminist Research and Politics in Conflict Zones (with J. Hyndman) (15 pages). I carried out 50% of the editorial work on this book.

Giles, Wenona, Malathi de Alwis, Edith Klein, and Neluka Silva (co-editors) with Maja Korac, Djurdja Knezevic and Zarana Papic (advisory editors)May, 2003. Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones Between The Lines. Toronto (238 pages). Including Introduction (sole author) (14 pages). I carried out 75% of the editorial work on this book. Translation into Croatian: 2004. Feministkinie pod palibom: Razmiene medu ratnim zonama. Zenska infoteka. (Tamil and Sinhalese translation is underway.)

Giles, Wenona, 2002. Gender, Immigration and Nationalism: Two Generations of Portuguese Women in Toronto. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (161 pages).

Giles, Wenona, Helene Moussa and Penny Van Esterik (eds) with Victoria Foote. 1996. Development and Diaspora: Gender and the Refugee Experience. Artemis Enterprises. Dundas, Ontario (352 pages) and Introductory Chapter (18 pages) and one sole-authored chapter: "Aid Recipients or Citizens?: Canada's Role in Managing the Gender Relations of Forced Migration" (16 pages). I carried out 1/3 of the editorial work on this book.

Giles, W. 1994. Maid in the Market: Women's Paid Domestic Labour. Fernwood Press, Halifax (138 pages) and Introductory Chapter with S. Arat-Koc (12 pages) and one soleauthored chapter: "'It's the Foreigners Who Do the Laundry': The Work of Portuguese Chambermaids in London Hotels" (16 pages). I carried out 65-70% of the editorial work on this book.

Book Chapters

Giles, W. 2012. “Women Forced to Flee: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons” Carol Cohn (Eds), Women and Wars. Polity Press: Cambridge. UK

Giles, W. 2010. “Livelihood and Afghan Refugee Workers in Iran.” In Pauline Barber and Winnie Lem (Eds) Class, Contention and a World in Motion. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Giles, W. 2008. The Gender Relations of Home, Security and Transversal Feminism. In Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Khanlou, Moussa, Helene. Not Born a Refugee Woman. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Giles, Wenona, 2004. Comparative Perspectives: Sri Lanka and the post-Yugoslav states. In Peacework: Women, Armed Conflict and Negotiation. Radhika Coomaraswamy and Dilrukshi Fonseka (eds). New Delhi:Women Unlimited.

Giles, Wenona and Valerie Preston 2003. Reprint: The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers in Toronto. in Developments in Feminism. Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement, Leah F. Vosko (eds). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Giles, Wenona, 1998. Public and Private Constructions of Gendered Violence in Ethnic National Conflict. in Engendering Forced Migration. Professor Doreen Indra (ed). Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York. pp 83-93 (10 pages)

Ruth Fincher, Lois Foster, Wenona Giles, and Valerie Preston, 1994. Gender and Migration Policy. Immigration and Refugee Policy: Australia and Canada Compared. Joint Publication of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and the Bureau for Immigration Research, Melbourne, Australia.(36 pages)

Giles, Wenona. and Andrea Caspari. 1986. Immigration Policy and the Employment of Portuguese Migrant Women in the U.K. and France: A Comparative Analysis. in International Migration: The Female Experience. C.Brettell and R. Simon, (eds) Rowman and Allanheld, U.S.A. (26

Journal Articles

Dryden-Peterson, Sarah and Wenona Giles. Special Journal Issue: Refuge on the topic of Tertiary Education for long-term refugees in camps. 2010-11. Vol 27 (2).

Hyndman, Jennifer and Wenona Giles 2010. Waiting for What? The Feminization of Refugees in Protracted Situations. In Gender, Place and Culture.

Giles, Wenona, 2008. Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from the Past and Forward-looking Possibilities. International Feminist Journal of Politics

Giles, Wenona, 2004. The Gender Relations of Nationalism, Remittance, and Return among Portuguese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Era of Transformation - the 1960s-80s. The Portuguese Studies Review: Special Theme- Portuguese in Canada: Presence, Progress and Prospects. Vol 11. No. 2. pp 25-40 (15 pages).

Giles, Wenona, 1997. Re/membering the Portuguese Household: Culture, Contradictions and Resistance. Women's Studies International Forum: Special Issue on 'Concepts of Home'. Vol 20. No.3. pp 387-396. (10 pages)

Preston, Valerie and Wenona Giles, 1997. Ethnicity, Gender and Labour Markets in Canada: A Case Study of Immigrant Women in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Vol 6. No.2. pp 35-156. (21 pages)

Giles, Wenona and Valerie Preston 1996. The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers in Toronto. Studies in Political Economy. Vol 51. (35 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1993. Clean Jobs, Dirty Jobs: Ethnicity, Social Reproduction and Gendered Identity. Culture. Vol 8 No. 2. (8 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1992. Gender Inequality and Resistance: The Case of Portuguese Women in London. Anthropological Quarterly. Vol 65. No.2 (13 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1991. Class, Gender and Race Struggles in a Portuguese Neighbourhood in London. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol 15. No. 3. (10 pages)

Giles, Wenona, Maria Walles and Carmencita Hernandes 1988. Language Rights are Women's Rights: Discrimination Against Immigrant Women in Canadian Language Training Policies. Resources for Feminist Research - Special Issue: Feminist Perspectives on the Canadian State. Vol 17. No. 3. (4 pages)

Giles, W. 1988. Defining the Issues On Our Terms: Gender, Race and State - Interviews with Racial Minority Women. Resources for Feminist Research - Special Issue: Feminist Perspectives on the Canadian State. Vol 17. No. 3. (6 pages)

Conference Papers

2011 Higher education and its relationship to precarious lives and rights in refugee camps: The Borderless Higher Education in Refugee Camps (BHER) initiative.The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). Kampala Uganda. July, 2011.

Organizer and presenter SSHRC-Partnership Workshop. "The Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya". June 30th & July 1, 2011. Kampala, Uganda

Opening Address at Workshop on Borderless Education: The Provision of Tertiary Degree Programs to Long-term Refugees; April 9-11, 2010, York University. “Discussion Paper”.

2009. “Feminism and Humanitarianism – Strange Bedfellows? The Gender Relations of Flight and Long Term Exile: Somali and Afghan Women”, International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM). June 28th- July 2nd, 2009. University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

2009 (with Jennifer Hyndman). Wenona Giles, Livelihood in States of Exception: Long-Term Afghan and Somali Refugees. Canadian Antropology Society Meetings (CASCA). May 13-16th, 2009. U.B.C., Vancouver

2008. “Feminist Approaches to the Gender Relations of Displacement – Wither Canada?” Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada. June 16-18, 2008.

Giles, W. 2007 "Refugees in a Cosmopolitan World? Gender and Class among Refugees in New Orleans and Iran". Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Meetings. University of Toronto, May 10th -12th, 2006.

Giles, W. 2006 "The Politics of Redistribution, Class and Im/mobility in Long- Term Refugee Situations". The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). York University, Toronto. June 18-22, 2006

Giles, W. 2006 "Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from its Past and Forward-looking Possibilities". The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). York University, Toronto. June 18-22, 2006

Giles, W. 2006 "The Politics of Dislocation and Immobility in Long -Term Refugee Camps". Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Meetings. Concordia University. Montreal, May 9h -14th 2006

Giles, Wenona, 2004. "The Gender Relations of Nationalism, Remittance and Return among Portuguese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Era of Transformation - the 1960s-80s". Paper presented at International Conference: Among Others: Conflict and Encounter in European and Mediterranean Societies. Musee National des Arts et Traditions Populaires /Centre d'Ethnologie Frangaises, Marseille, France. Panel: "Challenging the Nation: Migration, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism"; April 28, 2004.

Giles, W, 2003 "Here, But Not Here? Portuguese Women in Canada 1960s-80s" paper presented at Conference: A Vez e a Voz da Mu/her Imigrante Portuguesa. International Conference. University of Toronto. Sept 19-21, 2003.

Giles, W., 2003 International Conference on Women Refugees Reclaim Their Identity. March 19-21, 2003. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Paper presented: "Refugee Women and Transnational Feminist Practices".

Giles, W. 2002 Placing Gender, Making Policy, IGU, Gender and Geography Commission Workshop. June 1-2, 2002, University of Toronto. Paper presented: "Gender and Conflict in a Global Context" co-written by W. Giles and J. Hyndman and presented by Giles.

Giles, W., 2000 Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government. Leader and Organizer of Roundtable Discussion: "Forced Migration in Armed Conflict".

Giles, W., 1997 International Studies Association Meetings, Toronto. Panel on Gendered Insecurities in Comparative Perspective. Paper presented: "Women in Zones of Conflict". March.

Giles, W. 1997 World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. Dublin, Ireland: Paper presented: Public and Private Constructions of Gendered Violence in Ethnic National Conflict. August.

Giles, W., 1997 Human Rights and International Cooperation Office of the Ford Foundation, New York, Participation in an Experts' Roundtable Discussion on: "Peace Processes Internationally.

Giles, W. 1996 Conference on Women and Citizenship, Greenwich University, London. U.K. July 16-18. Paper presented: Reinventing Boundaries: State Discourse and Definitions of Community Among Portuguese Women in Toronto.

Giles, W. 1995 University of Reading. Conference: Gender Perspectives on Household Issues. Paper presented: "Gender Relations in Portuguese Households: Toronto, Canada and London, England"

Giles, W. 1994 National Women's Studies Association. Ames, Iowa. Plenary Address: "Aid Recipients or Citizens?: Canada's Role in Managing the Gender Relations of Forced Migration". 1994 New Imperatives in International Development. Second International United Nations

Giles, W., Forum. February 4th-6th, York University. Paper presented: "Women and Development". 1994 Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Calgary.

Giles, W., June, 1994 Paper presented: Education, Ethnicity and Restructuring in Toronto: Cases of NonImmigrant Canadian-born and Portuguese Women.

Giles, W., 1994 Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Calgary. June, 1994 Paper presented: The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers.

Giles, W., 1992 Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy: The Australian and Canadian Experiences, York University. Paper presented: "Gender in Migration Policy in Australia and Canada".

Giles, W., 1992 The Canadian Anthropology Society Conference. University of Montreal, P.Q. Paper presented: Gender Inequality and Resistance: The Case of Portuguese Women in London.

Giles, W., 1991 Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy: "The Australian and Canadian Experiences". Melbourne, Australia Paper presented: "Gender and Migration in Canada".

Giles, W. 1991 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings, Queen's University Kingston. Paper presented: Ethnicity, Gender and Labour Markets in Canada: A Case Study of Immigrant Women in Toronto.

Giles, W., 1990 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings, Victoria, B.C. Paper presented: "Return Orientation as Linked to Household and Workplace Relations: The Case of Portuguese Women in London". 1989 Conference Group on Modern Portugal, Unive

Giles, W. 1989 Conference Group on Modern Portugal, University of New Hampshire, Durham. Paper presented: "Labour Migration as a Survival Strategy".

Giles, W. 1988 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings. Windsor, Ontario. Discussant on Panel: "Immigrant and Visible Minority Women".

Giles, W. 1986 Canadian Ethnology Society Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. Paper presented: "Resource Control and the Representation of Ideology among Portuguese Migrant Women in London, England".

Giles, W. 1985 Canadian and American Ethnology Society Conference. Toronto, Canada. Paper presented: "Production and Reproduction in the Wage and Household Sectors: An Analysis of Portuguese Migrant Workers in the Service Sector in Britain".

Giles, W. 1984 Conference on Modern Portugal. University of New Hampshire, Durham. Paper presented: "History of British Immigration: A Case Study of Portuguese Migrants in London".

Book Reviews

Giles, Wenona, 2006. Invited Book Review of Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and the West by Zillah Eisenstein. London: Zed Books, 2004 and The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire by Cynthia Enloe. Berkeley: University of California Press,

Giles, Wenona, 2003. Invited Book Review of War Talk by Arundhati Roy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: South End Press. 2003. In International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol 6. No. 1 March 2004.pp 161-163. (3 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 2002. Invited Book Review Essay of Manoeuvres: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. By Cynthia Enloe. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press; Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists. By Ilene Rose Feinman. New York and London. New York University Press; Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War. By Julie A. Mertus. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press. In Signs: A Journal of Women, Culture and Society. Vol 27. No.3. pp.905-910. (5 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1992. Invited Book Review of Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Post-War Toronto. 1992. Franca lacovetta. McGill-Queen's Press. Kingston. In Resources for Feminist Research. Vol 21. Nos 1 & 2. (2 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1989. Invited Book Review of Outside Large Cities. Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Literature on Small and Intermediate Urban Centres in the Third World. S. Blitzer, J. Davila, J.E.Hardoy and D. Satterthwaite. International Institute for Environment and Development. London.

Giles, W. 1987. Book Review of Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: The Peasant Worldview of the Alto Minho. by Joao de Pina-Cabral. in Anthropologie et Societes Vol 11. No.1. (3 pages)

Public Lectures

Plenary Panel Presentation. Panel Title: “Living in Limbo: Forgotten Refugees”. Paper Presented: Livelihood and Education in Long Term Refugee Camps. Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, The Hague, the Netherlands

Keynote address Symposium: Urban Populations and Mobility Conference: “Women's Transnational Experience in Sites of Displacement and Violence.” The Research Center for Urban Cultural History (RCUCH) and the Center for Gender, Security, and Human Rights, the University of Massachusetts, Boston. March 10, 2010. Paper title: “Gendered Spaces of Displacement, Im/mobility and Livelihood: Forced Migration into Cities and Camps”

Giles, W. 2008. Invited. Lecture at Centre for Refugee Studies Summer School: “Gender and Forced Migration”, York University.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper presented at Women in Conflict Zones Network Workshop, “Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from the Past and Forward-looking Possibilities”. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper (Review of book) presented at book launch for Developments’ Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose. Founders College, January 31st, 2008.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper (Review of book) presented at book launch for Developments’ Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose. Founders College, January 31st, 2008.

UNHCR Dialogue on Protection Challenges. Discussant. December 10-11th, 2008. Geneva

Giles, W. 2007. Keynote Address. Centre for Refugee Studies Graduate Student Conference. York University . May 3, 2007.

Giles, W. 2007. Response to Paper by James Milner: “Protracted Refugee Situations: A Challenge to the Global South”. Global South Colloquium, York University, March 28th, 2007

Giles, W. 2007. Invited by Newcomb College Institute’s Summit on Educating Women for a World in Crisis, Tulane University, New Orleans. February 8-10, 2007 to speak on the issues faced by women as a result of armed conflict.

Giles, W. 2006. Invited by the European Commission Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy to speak at GMOSS Integration Meeting & Gender and Security Conference on “Feminist Perspectives on Globalisation, Security and Human Displacement” Belgirate, Italy, March 8, 2006.

Giles, W. 2006. Invited by the “Gender and Global Change Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York to speak on “Gender, and Conflict Zones: Negotiating Globalization, Security and Human Displacement”. February 1st, 2006.

Giles, W. 2005. Presenter at Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Session. “Gender and Conflict Zones: Implications for Refugees”, York University. June 15th, 2005.

Giles, W. 2004. Chair, Panel entitled: “The Second Generation in the Diaspora: Challenges and Responses”. Conference: The Making of the Islamic Diaspora. May 7-9, 2004 Toronto.

Giles, W. 2003. Canadian Perspectives on Security, Conflict and Gender: Advancing Research, Advocacy and Policy held August 25-26, 2003 at the Centre for International and Security Studies at York. Paper: “Displacement, Globalization and Human Security”

Giles, W. 2001. Department of Anthropology, York University. “New Directions in Research on Gender, Ethnicity, and Militarization in a Global Context”. Colloquium Series. October.

Giles, W. 2000. Atkinson College. “Education, Ethnicity, and Restructuring: the Case of Two Generations of Portuguese Women in Toronto”. February.

Giles, W. 1999. Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University. Presentation on the Women In Conflict Zones Project for Conference: Towards a Redefinition of International Development. November.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ANTH4420 3.0  The Gendered Politics of War SEMR  


Wenona Giles teaches and publishes in the areas of gender, migration, forced migration, refugee issues, protracted refugee situations, ethnicity, nationalism, work, globalization, war and education.


She currently co-leads the project Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER).

See: http://crs.yorku.ca/bher-group

and project video on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3q4blUAmTC0

She has carried out research on long-term refugee situations for almost a decade

See: www.atkinson.yorku.ca/~gprs/HTML/agprs.html.

As well, she is a co-investigator of the international SSHRC Cluster Grant: A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge

see: http://www.refugeeresearch.net/.

Giles co-led the international Women in Conflict Zones Research Network with Maja Korac in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s and the project “A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and the Post-Yugoslav States”.

Area of Specialization

gender, forced migration, refugee issues

Degrees

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Toronto
M.A. Anthropology, University of Toronto
Education degree, British Columbia
BA.. English and French Literature, University of Santa Clara
Diplôme de Langue et des Lettres Françaises, Université d'Aix-Marseille

Professional Leadership

2012 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Centre, Italy

i) Editorial/Advisory Boards

2005-10 Associate Editor, The Canadian Review of Sociology

2004-10 Editorial Board, Portuguese Studies Review

2008 - Advisory Board, Refugee Research Centre, University of East London

2008-09 SSHRC National Doctoral Review Committee

ii) Journal Referee

2008 Gender, Place and Culture
2007 Portuguese Studies Review
2006 Canadian Review of Sociology
Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal
International Journal of Feminist Politics
2006 International Feminist Journal of Politics
2006 Canadian Ethnic Studies
2006 The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology
2005 International Feminist Journal of Politics
2005 Antipode
2003 Portuguese Studies Review
2003 Anthropologica
2003 Gender, Work and Organization
1998 Resources for Feminist Research
1995 Canadian Foreign Policy Journal

iii) Reviewer on External Grants

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2009 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2007 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2006 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of Standard grant proposal
2002 The Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme. Review of book manuscript (June, 2003 re-assessment of the ms)
2002 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal
1997 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Review of funding proposal

v) Other reviews

2009 External Reviewer for Promotion Candidate, University of Warwick
2009 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Promotion File, Guelph University
2008 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson, York University
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Promotion File, Simon Fraser University
2008 External Reviewer, Professional Contributions for a Tenure and Promotion File, University of Ottawa
2007 Member of Review Committee, Institute for Research on Learning Technologies (IRLT), York University
2007 Teaching Evaluation for a Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2007 Teaching Evaluation for a Promotion Candidate, School of Women’s Studies, Faculty of Arts
2007 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson, York University
2007 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Sociology, Arts, York University
2006 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Work, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2006 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2006 Service Review for Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2005 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Political Science, Faculty of Arts, York University
2005 Service Review for Tenure and Promotion Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2004 Service Review for Promotion Candidate, Environmental Studies, York University
2004 Teaching Evaluation for a Tenure and Promotion Candidate, Atkinson Faculty, York University
2003 External Referee for Promotion File to Full Professor, Faculty of Humanities, McMaster University
1994 Oxford University Press manuscript. Review of book manuscript

Research Interests:

Anthropology , Gender Issues , Immigration , Migration and Forced Migration; the Gender Relations Economic and Political Migration, Gender and Militarization; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Gender, Women and Development.

Current Research Projects

Open Society Institute (Budapest) for Women in Conflict Zones Conference: Revisioning and Reimagining the Future.


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2008

Funders: 
Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Workshops and Conference (SSHRC)

The Globalization of Homelessness in Long-Term Refugee Camps


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
SSHRC Standard Grant

“Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada”

Description: 
Giles, Wenona (2008) Conference: “Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada” Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Conference Grant Role: Principal Investigator Grant Amount: CAN $20,000
Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
SSHRC Conference Grant

A Comparative Study of the Issues Faced by Women as a Result of Armed Conflict: Sri Lanka and the Post-Yugoslav States

International Network Concerning Women in Conflict Zones

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge


Project Type: Funded
Role: Senior Co-Investigator

Funders: 
SSHRC Cluster Grant

A Canadian Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge

Summary: 
SSHRC Cluster Grant

Description: 
http://www.refugeeresearch.net

Project Type: Funded
Role: Senior Co-investigator.

Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya


Project Type: Funded
Role: Prinicipal Investigator

Collaborator: Jennifer Hyndman
Funders: 
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Reaching Higher: the Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya

Summary: 
http://crs.yorku.ca/bher


Project Type: Funded
Role: Co-Lead

Collaborator: Don Dippo
Funders: 
The MasterCard Foundation

Intercultural learning through virtual and on-site exchanges between York University students, refugee students on the Thai Burma border and displaced migrant students in Ranong, Thailand.

Summary: 
http://crs.yorku.ca/bher


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator

Collaborator: Robin Roth, Susan McGrath
Funders: 
York University Academic Initiative Fund

Building primary/secondary teaching capabilities in the Dadaab refugee camps and locally in Dadaab, Kenya by increasing access to higher education


Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2013
End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2018

Funders: 
CIDA

All Publications

Books

Giles, Wenona and Jennifer Hyndman (eds) 2004. Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones. University of California Press. Berkeley (361 pages). Including two chapters: Introduction: Gender and Conflict in a Global Context (with J. Hyndman) (20 pages) and Conclusion: New Directions for Feminist Research and Politics in Conflict Zones (with J. Hyndman) (15 pages). I carried out 50% of the editorial work on this book.

Giles, Wenona, Malathi de Alwis, Edith Klein, and Neluka Silva (co-editors) with Maja Korac, Djurdja Knezevic and Zarana Papic (advisory editors)May, 2003. Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones Between The Lines. Toronto (238 pages). Including Introduction (sole author) (14 pages). I carried out 75% of the editorial work on this book. Translation into Croatian: 2004. Feministkinie pod palibom: Razmiene medu ratnim zonama. Zenska infoteka. (Tamil and Sinhalese translation is underway.)

Giles, Wenona, 2002. Gender, Immigration and Nationalism: Two Generations of Portuguese Women in Toronto. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (161 pages).

Giles, Wenona, Helene Moussa and Penny Van Esterik (eds) with Victoria Foote. 1996. Development and Diaspora: Gender and the Refugee Experience. Artemis Enterprises. Dundas, Ontario (352 pages) and Introductory Chapter (18 pages) and one sole-authored chapter: "Aid Recipients or Citizens?: Canada's Role in Managing the Gender Relations of Forced Migration" (16 pages). I carried out 1/3 of the editorial work on this book.

Giles, W. 1994. Maid in the Market: Women's Paid Domestic Labour. Fernwood Press, Halifax (138 pages) and Introductory Chapter with S. Arat-Koc (12 pages) and one soleauthored chapter: "'It's the Foreigners Who Do the Laundry': The Work of Portuguese Chambermaids in London Hotels" (16 pages). I carried out 65-70% of the editorial work on this book.

Book Chapters

Giles, W. 2012. “Women Forced to Flee: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons” Carol Cohn (Eds), Women and Wars. Polity Press: Cambridge. UK

Giles, W. 2010. “Livelihood and Afghan Refugee Workers in Iran.” In Pauline Barber and Winnie Lem (Eds) Class, Contention and a World in Motion. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Giles, W. 2008. The Gender Relations of Home, Security and Transversal Feminism. In Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Khanlou, Moussa, Helene. Not Born a Refugee Woman. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Giles, Wenona, 2004. Comparative Perspectives: Sri Lanka and the post-Yugoslav states. In Peacework: Women, Armed Conflict and Negotiation. Radhika Coomaraswamy and Dilrukshi Fonseka (eds). New Delhi:Women Unlimited.

Giles, Wenona and Valerie Preston 2003. Reprint: The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers in Toronto. in Developments in Feminism. Caroline Andrew, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement, Leah F. Vosko (eds). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

Giles, Wenona, 1998. Public and Private Constructions of Gendered Violence in Ethnic National Conflict. in Engendering Forced Migration. Professor Doreen Indra (ed). Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York. pp 83-93 (10 pages)

Ruth Fincher, Lois Foster, Wenona Giles, and Valerie Preston, 1994. Gender and Migration Policy. Immigration and Refugee Policy: Australia and Canada Compared. Joint Publication of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and the Bureau for Immigration Research, Melbourne, Australia.(36 pages)

Giles, Wenona. and Andrea Caspari. 1986. Immigration Policy and the Employment of Portuguese Migrant Women in the U.K. and France: A Comparative Analysis. in International Migration: The Female Experience. C.Brettell and R. Simon, (eds) Rowman and Allanheld, U.S.A. (26

Journal Articles

Dryden-Peterson, Sarah and Wenona Giles. Special Journal Issue: Refuge on the topic of Tertiary Education for long-term refugees in camps. 2010-11. Vol 27 (2).

Hyndman, Jennifer and Wenona Giles 2010. Waiting for What? The Feminization of Refugees in Protracted Situations. In Gender, Place and Culture.

Giles, Wenona, 2008. Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from the Past and Forward-looking Possibilities. International Feminist Journal of Politics

Giles, Wenona, 2004. The Gender Relations of Nationalism, Remittance, and Return among Portuguese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Era of Transformation - the 1960s-80s. The Portuguese Studies Review: Special Theme- Portuguese in Canada: Presence, Progress and Prospects. Vol 11. No. 2. pp 25-40 (15 pages).

Giles, Wenona, 1997. Re/membering the Portuguese Household: Culture, Contradictions and Resistance. Women's Studies International Forum: Special Issue on 'Concepts of Home'. Vol 20. No.3. pp 387-396. (10 pages)

Preston, Valerie and Wenona Giles, 1997. Ethnicity, Gender and Labour Markets in Canada: A Case Study of Immigrant Women in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Vol 6. No.2. pp 35-156. (21 pages)

Giles, Wenona and Valerie Preston 1996. The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers in Toronto. Studies in Political Economy. Vol 51. (35 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1993. Clean Jobs, Dirty Jobs: Ethnicity, Social Reproduction and Gendered Identity. Culture. Vol 8 No. 2. (8 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1992. Gender Inequality and Resistance: The Case of Portuguese Women in London. Anthropological Quarterly. Vol 65. No.2 (13 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1991. Class, Gender and Race Struggles in a Portuguese Neighbourhood in London. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol 15. No. 3. (10 pages)

Giles, Wenona, Maria Walles and Carmencita Hernandes 1988. Language Rights are Women's Rights: Discrimination Against Immigrant Women in Canadian Language Training Policies. Resources for Feminist Research - Special Issue: Feminist Perspectives on the Canadian State. Vol 17. No. 3. (4 pages)

Giles, W. 1988. Defining the Issues On Our Terms: Gender, Race and State - Interviews with Racial Minority Women. Resources for Feminist Research - Special Issue: Feminist Perspectives on the Canadian State. Vol 17. No. 3. (6 pages)

Conference Papers

2011 Higher education and its relationship to precarious lives and rights in refugee camps: The Borderless Higher Education in Refugee Camps (BHER) initiative.The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). Kampala Uganda. July, 2011.

Organizer and presenter SSHRC-Partnership Workshop. "The Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya". June 30th & July 1, 2011. Kampala, Uganda

Opening Address at Workshop on Borderless Education: The Provision of Tertiary Degree Programs to Long-term Refugees; April 9-11, 2010, York University. “Discussion Paper”.

2009. “Feminism and Humanitarianism – Strange Bedfellows? The Gender Relations of Flight and Long Term Exile: Somali and Afghan Women”, International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM). June 28th- July 2nd, 2009. University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

2009 (with Jennifer Hyndman). Wenona Giles, Livelihood in States of Exception: Long-Term Afghan and Somali Refugees. Canadian Antropology Society Meetings (CASCA). May 13-16th, 2009. U.B.C., Vancouver

2008. “Feminist Approaches to the Gender Relations of Displacement – Wither Canada?” Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada. June 16-18, 2008.

Giles, W. 2007 "Refugees in a Cosmopolitan World? Gender and Class among Refugees in New Orleans and Iran". Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Meetings. University of Toronto, May 10th -12th, 2006.

Giles, W. 2006 "The Politics of Redistribution, Class and Im/mobility in Long- Term Refugee Situations". The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). York University, Toronto. June 18-22, 2006

Giles, W. 2006 "Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from its Past and Forward-looking Possibilities". The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). York University, Toronto. June 18-22, 2006

Giles, W. 2006 "The Politics of Dislocation and Immobility in Long -Term Refugee Camps". Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Meetings. Concordia University. Montreal, May 9h -14th 2006

Giles, Wenona, 2004. "The Gender Relations of Nationalism, Remittance and Return among Portuguese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Era of Transformation - the 1960s-80s". Paper presented at International Conference: Among Others: Conflict and Encounter in European and Mediterranean Societies. Musee National des Arts et Traditions Populaires /Centre d'Ethnologie Frangaises, Marseille, France. Panel: "Challenging the Nation: Migration, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism"; April 28, 2004.

Giles, W, 2003 "Here, But Not Here? Portuguese Women in Canada 1960s-80s" paper presented at Conference: A Vez e a Voz da Mu/her Imigrante Portuguesa. International Conference. University of Toronto. Sept 19-21, 2003.

Giles, W., 2003 International Conference on Women Refugees Reclaim Their Identity. March 19-21, 2003. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Paper presented: "Refugee Women and Transnational Feminist Practices".

Giles, W. 2002 Placing Gender, Making Policy, IGU, Gender and Geography Commission Workshop. June 1-2, 2002, University of Toronto. Paper presented: "Gender and Conflict in a Global Context" co-written by W. Giles and J. Hyndman and presented by Giles.

Giles, W., 2000 Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government. Leader and Organizer of Roundtable Discussion: "Forced Migration in Armed Conflict".

Giles, W., 1997 International Studies Association Meetings, Toronto. Panel on Gendered Insecurities in Comparative Perspective. Paper presented: "Women in Zones of Conflict". March.

Giles, W. 1997 World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. Dublin, Ireland: Paper presented: Public and Private Constructions of Gendered Violence in Ethnic National Conflict. August.

Giles, W., 1997 Human Rights and International Cooperation Office of the Ford Foundation, New York, Participation in an Experts' Roundtable Discussion on: "Peace Processes Internationally.

Giles, W. 1996 Conference on Women and Citizenship, Greenwich University, London. U.K. July 16-18. Paper presented: Reinventing Boundaries: State Discourse and Definitions of Community Among Portuguese Women in Toronto.

Giles, W. 1995 University of Reading. Conference: Gender Perspectives on Household Issues. Paper presented: "Gender Relations in Portuguese Households: Toronto, Canada and London, England"

Giles, W. 1994 National Women's Studies Association. Ames, Iowa. Plenary Address: "Aid Recipients or Citizens?: Canada's Role in Managing the Gender Relations of Forced Migration". 1994 New Imperatives in International Development. Second International United Nations

Giles, W., Forum. February 4th-6th, York University. Paper presented: "Women and Development". 1994 Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Calgary.

Giles, W., June, 1994 Paper presented: Education, Ethnicity and Restructuring in Toronto: Cases of NonImmigrant Canadian-born and Portuguese Women.

Giles, W., 1994 Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Calgary. June, 1994 Paper presented: The Domestication of Women's Work: A Comparison of Chinese and Portuguese Immigrant Women Homeworkers.

Giles, W., 1992 Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy: The Australian and Canadian Experiences, York University. Paper presented: "Gender in Migration Policy in Australia and Canada".

Giles, W., 1992 The Canadian Anthropology Society Conference. University of Montreal, P.Q. Paper presented: Gender Inequality and Resistance: The Case of Portuguese Women in London.

Giles, W., 1991 Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy: "The Australian and Canadian Experiences". Melbourne, Australia Paper presented: "Gender and Migration in Canada".

Giles, W. 1991 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings, Queen's University Kingston. Paper presented: Ethnicity, Gender and Labour Markets in Canada: A Case Study of Immigrant Women in Toronto.

Giles, W., 1990 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings, Victoria, B.C. Paper presented: "Return Orientation as Linked to Household and Workplace Relations: The Case of Portuguese Women in London". 1989 Conference Group on Modern Portugal, Unive

Giles, W. 1989 Conference Group on Modern Portugal, University of New Hampshire, Durham. Paper presented: "Labour Migration as a Survival Strategy".

Giles, W. 1988 Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings. Windsor, Ontario. Discussant on Panel: "Immigrant and Visible Minority Women".

Giles, W. 1986 Canadian Ethnology Society Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. Paper presented: "Resource Control and the Representation of Ideology among Portuguese Migrant Women in London, England".

Giles, W. 1985 Canadian and American Ethnology Society Conference. Toronto, Canada. Paper presented: "Production and Reproduction in the Wage and Household Sectors: An Analysis of Portuguese Migrant Workers in the Service Sector in Britain".

Giles, W. 1984 Conference on Modern Portugal. University of New Hampshire, Durham. Paper presented: "History of British Immigration: A Case Study of Portuguese Migrants in London".

Book Reviews

Giles, Wenona, 2006. Invited Book Review of Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and the West by Zillah Eisenstein. London: Zed Books, 2004 and The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire by Cynthia Enloe. Berkeley: University of California Press,

Giles, Wenona, 2003. Invited Book Review of War Talk by Arundhati Roy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: South End Press. 2003. In International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol 6. No. 1 March 2004.pp 161-163. (3 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 2002. Invited Book Review Essay of Manoeuvres: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. By Cynthia Enloe. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press; Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists. By Ilene Rose Feinman. New York and London. New York University Press; Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War. By Julie A. Mertus. Berkeley and Los Angeles. University of California Press. In Signs: A Journal of Women, Culture and Society. Vol 27. No.3. pp.905-910. (5 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1992. Invited Book Review of Such Hardworking People: Italian Immigrants in Post-War Toronto. 1992. Franca lacovetta. McGill-Queen's Press. Kingston. In Resources for Feminist Research. Vol 21. Nos 1 & 2. (2 pages)

Giles, Wenona, 1989. Invited Book Review of Outside Large Cities. Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Literature on Small and Intermediate Urban Centres in the Third World. S. Blitzer, J. Davila, J.E.Hardoy and D. Satterthwaite. International Institute for Environment and Development. London.

Giles, W. 1987. Book Review of Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: The Peasant Worldview of the Alto Minho. by Joao de Pina-Cabral. in Anthropologie et Societes Vol 11. No.1. (3 pages)

Public Lectures

Plenary Panel Presentation. Panel Title: “Living in Limbo: Forgotten Refugees”. Paper Presented: Livelihood and Education in Long Term Refugee Camps. Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, The Hague, the Netherlands

Keynote address Symposium: Urban Populations and Mobility Conference: “Women's Transnational Experience in Sites of Displacement and Violence.” The Research Center for Urban Cultural History (RCUCH) and the Center for Gender, Security, and Human Rights, the University of Massachusetts, Boston. March 10, 2010. Paper title: “Gendered Spaces of Displacement, Im/mobility and Livelihood: Forced Migration into Cities and Camps”

Giles, W. 2008. Invited. Lecture at Centre for Refugee Studies Summer School: “Gender and Forced Migration”, York University.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper presented at Women in Conflict Zones Network Workshop, “Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from the Past and Forward-looking Possibilities”. Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper (Review of book) presented at book launch for Developments’ Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose. Founders College, January 31st, 2008.

Giles, W. 2008. Paper (Review of book) presented at book launch for Developments’ Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk by Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose. Founders College, January 31st, 2008.

UNHCR Dialogue on Protection Challenges. Discussant. December 10-11th, 2008. Geneva

Giles, W. 2007. Keynote Address. Centre for Refugee Studies Graduate Student Conference. York University . May 3, 2007.

Giles, W. 2007. Response to Paper by James Milner: “Protracted Refugee Situations: A Challenge to the Global South”. Global South Colloquium, York University, March 28th, 2007

Giles, W. 2007. Invited by Newcomb College Institute’s Summit on Educating Women for a World in Crisis, Tulane University, New Orleans. February 8-10, 2007 to speak on the issues faced by women as a result of armed conflict.

Giles, W. 2006. Invited by the European Commission Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy to speak at GMOSS Integration Meeting & Gender and Security Conference on “Feminist Perspectives on Globalisation, Security and Human Displacement” Belgirate, Italy, March 8, 2006.

Giles, W. 2006. Invited by the “Gender and Global Change Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York to speak on “Gender, and Conflict Zones: Negotiating Globalization, Security and Human Displacement”. February 1st, 2006.

Giles, W. 2005. Presenter at Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Session. “Gender and Conflict Zones: Implications for Refugees”, York University. June 15th, 2005.

Giles, W. 2004. Chair, Panel entitled: “The Second Generation in the Diaspora: Challenges and Responses”. Conference: The Making of the Islamic Diaspora. May 7-9, 2004 Toronto.

Giles, W. 2003. Canadian Perspectives on Security, Conflict and Gender: Advancing Research, Advocacy and Policy held August 25-26, 2003 at the Centre for International and Security Studies at York. Paper: “Displacement, Globalization and Human Security”

Giles, W. 2001. Department of Anthropology, York University. “New Directions in Research on Gender, Ethnicity, and Militarization in a Global Context”. Colloquium Series. October.

Giles, W. 2000. Atkinson College. “Education, Ethnicity, and Restructuring: the Case of Two Generations of Portuguese Women in Toronto”. February.

Giles, W. 1999. Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University. Presentation on the Women In Conflict Zones Project for Conference: Towards a Redefinition of International Development. November.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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Fall 2017 AP/ANTH4420 3.0  The Gendered Politics of War SEMR