Wenona Giles
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Name:                                 Wenona Giles

 

Nationality/Passport:        Canadian

Place of Residence:           Toronto, Canada

 

University Address:

Room 851

Centre for Refugee Studies,

Kaneff Tower, York University,

Telephone #: 416-736-2100 x66340

Email: wgiles@yorku.ca

Website: http://www.yorku.ca/laps/anth/faculty/giles.html

 

          

Degrees

1987                    PhD Anthropology, University of Toronto

1980                    M.A. Anthropology, University of Toronto

1972                    Education degree, University of British Columbia

1971                    B.A. English and French Literature, University of Santa Clara

1970                    Diplôme de Langue et des Lettres Françaises, Université d'Aix-Marseille

 

Current Status:

 

Professor (tenured), Anthropology Department, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University; Member of Graduate Faculty, York University; and Faculty Research Associate,  Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

 

Professional Organizations:

Canadian Anthropology Association (CASCA)

Canadian Ethnic Studies

Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association

Canadian Women’s Studies Association

American Anthropological Association

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)

Employment History:

i) Academic

 

2012-15             Professor, Anthropology Department; Faculty Research Associate, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University; Co-Lead Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project and Senior Co-Investigator of Refugee Research Network (RRN).

2011-12             on sabbatical

2008-11             Deputy Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and Senior Co-Investigator of Canadian Refugee Research Network (CRRN)

2008-                 Professor, Anthropology Department

2006-08              Associate Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

2005-08              Professor, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and   Professional Studies, York University

2002-05             Associate Professor and Chair, 2000-01 Coordinator, Social Science Degree, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University

1999-00             Chair, Social Science Department, Atkinson College, York University

Jan 1996-

Feb 1997           Adjunct Professor (Honorary), Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

1997-                 Associate Professor, tenured, Social Science Department, Atkinson College

1993 -96            Assistant Professor, tenure-stream. Social Science Department, Atkinson College

1989-92             Lecturer/Course Director, Women's Studies, Atkinson College

1989-91             SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal. Advisor: Professor Deirdre Meintel

1988-89             Assistant Professor (Contractually limited), Division of Social Sciences, Urban Studies Program, York University

Areas of Interest

 

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

 

Honours

2013                    Recognition of 2012-13 Research Leaders, York University

2012                    Certificate of Recognition, Academic Innovation Fund, York University

2012                    Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at the Bellagio Centre, Italy

2002                    Nominated for Canadian Women’s Studies Association book award

 

Service Responsibilities at York: Administrative

 

University Level

2008 -11            Member of the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotions; Co-Chair: 2010-11

2007-08             Member of the Senate Committee on Appeals

2008                  Internal Reviewer for Review of Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, York University

2007                  Member, Search Committee for the Director of the Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

2002-05             Member of Senate

1999-00             Member of York University Decanal Search Committee for Dean of Atkinson College, York University

 

Faculty Level

2013-14             Member of Special/Specific Tenure and Promotion Committee

1999-00 &

2002-05             Member of Atkinson Faculty Committee on Policy and Planning

2001-02             Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Atkinson Faculty

2000-01             Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Atkinson Faculty

2000-02             Computer Advising Group, Atkinson Faculty

1994-95             Member of the Advisory Committee of the Office of the Master, Atkinson College

Departmental Level Committees

2012-15             Member, Executive Committee, Anthropology Graduate Program

2012-13             Adjudication Committee, Anthropology Department

2011-12             on sabbatical

2010-11             Member, Executive Committee, Anthropology Graduate Program

2009-10             Chair of File Preparation Committee, Department of Anthropology

2006-08             Member Tenure and Promotions Committee, School of Social Sciences (and Chair of one File Preparation Committee in 2007)

                          Chair, School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Atkinson Faculty;

                        Chair of SOSS Executive Committee

                        Member of SOSS Curriculum and Teaching Committee

                        Member of SOSS Committee on Research

2004-05             Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean’s Representative on 2  Tenure Stream Hiring Committees; Committee Member on 2 Contractually-Limited Hiring Committees

2003-04             Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean’s Representative on 1 Tenure Stream Hiring Committee; Committee Member on 1 Contractually-Limited Hiring Committee

2002-03             Faculty of Graduate Studies Dean’s Representative on  1 Tenure Stream Hiring;    Committee Member on 1 Contractually-Limited Hiring Committee.

2000-01             Coordinator of the Social Science Degree, School of Social Sciences, Atkinson College of Liberal and Professional Studies

1999-00             Chair of Social Science Department, Atkinson College

1997-98             Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Social Science Department, Atkinson College, York University.  Compiled tenure and promotion file for Professor Art Davis.

Research Centre Level Committees

2012-15          Member of the CRS Executive Committee

 

2013-18          P.I./Co-Lead for the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) project  

 

2009-11          Deputy Director, Centre for Refugee Studies

  • Member of the CRS Executive
  • Director of the CRS Summer Program
  • Organizer CRS Seminar Series
  • Research and development MA in forced migration
  • Senior Co-Investigator of  Refugee Research Network (RRN)
  • Member Executive Committee of the RRN
  • Member Management Committee RRN
  • Chair RRN Evaluation Committee
  • Chair Tertiary Education Research Cluster
  • Co-Chair Protracted Refugee Situations Research Cluster

 

2008-09           Deputy Director, Centre for Refugee Studies

  • Member of the CRS Executive
  • Director of the CRS Summer Program
  • Organizer CRS Seminar Series
  • Research and development MA in forced migration
  • Senior Co-Investigator of  Refugee Research Network (RRN)
  • Member Executive Committee of the RRN
  • Member Management Committee RRN
  • Chair RRN Evaluation Committee
  • Chair Tertiary Education Research Cluster
  • Co-Chair Protracted Refugee Situations Research Cluster

2006-08             Associate Director, Centre for Refugee Studies

  • Member of the CRS Executive
  • Chair of the Education Committee
  • Research and development MA in forced migration

2006-08             Member Executive Committee, Centre for Refugees Studies

 

Other Service Responsibilities at York

 

2009-10             Member, Executive Committee of the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies

2007-08             Member, Executive Committee of the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies

2006-08             Chair, PhD Admissions Committee of the Graduate Programme, Women's Studies

2007-08             Member, Hiring Committee for joint Glendon – CRS refugee studies scholar.

2001-03             York Faculty Associate, Centre for Refugee Studies Council

2000-02             Curriculum Committee, Graduate Program, Women’s Studies

2000-03             Member of the Executive Committee, York Centre for International and Security Studies

2000-01             Associate Director: International Affairs, Centre for Feminist Research, York University

1999-01             Member of the Executive Council, Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, York University

1993-96             Member of the Administrative and Research Councils of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

1993-96             Coordinator of the Gender Unit of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

1995-96             Member of the Hiring Committee to choose a Director (academic) of the Centre for Refugee Studies

1994-95             Member of the Hiring Committee to choose an Executive Director (non-academic) of the Centre for Refugee Studies

Jun 1995-

Oct 1995            Atkinson Representative on the YUFA Executive Committee

1993                  Co-convenor of the International Committee of the Centre for Feminist Research.

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
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