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Publications, Presentations & Conferences Organized

Scholarly Books

 

Romero, Mary, Valerie Preston and Wenona Giles (eds)

2014. When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work. Ashgate Publishing. August, 2014.

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. Feministkinje pod paljbom: Razmjene medu ratnim zonama.  Zenska infoteka. Sinhalese translation: 2008.

Giles, Wenona

2002.  Portuguese Women in Toronto: Gender, Immigration and Nationalism.  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, Wenona with co-editor Sedef Arat-Koc.

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 sole-authored 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.

 

Peer Reviewed Publication

 

i) Peer Reviewed Chapters in Books

 

Giles, Wenona

 2013. “Women Forced to Flee: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons” In Carol Cohn (Ed), Women and Wars. Cambridge UK: Polity Press. Publication date: December 4, 2012.

Giles, W.

Giles, Wenona

2012. The politics of humanitarianism and the gender relations of exile and livelihood In Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology edited by Pauline Gardiner-Barber, Belinda Leach, and Winnie Lem. New York: Routledge. pp. 208-221. Publication date July 26, 2012.

 

Giles, Wenona

 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. pp 23-40

Giles, Wenona

June, 2008.  The Gender Relations of Home, Security and Transversal Feminism.  In Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Khanlou, Moussa, Helene Not Born a Refugee Woman. Oxford: Berghahn Press. Review by book editors and publisher’s editorial board.

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 pages).

 

ii) Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Hyndman, Jennifer and Wenona Giles

2011. Waiting for What? The Feminization of Refugees in Protracted Situations. In   Gender, Place and Culture.Vol 18. No. 3 June 2011

Giles, Wenona

January, 2008. Reflections on the Women in Conflict Zones Network: Lessons from the Past and Forward-looking Possibilities. International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol 10. No. 1: 102-112.

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. pp135-156. (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

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, Wenona, Maria Walles and Carmencita Hernandes.

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).

 

Technical Reports

Dippo, Don, Aida Orgocka and Wenona Giles.

2012.  Reaching Higher: The Provision of Higher Education for Long­Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya

Giles, Wenona

In collaboration with Victoria Foote and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Status of Refugee Women.

1995. Refugee Women and Canadian Policy: Gaining Ground?

Giles, Wenona.

1991. Procedures Related to the Assessment of Foreign Credentials in Canadian Provinces. Report prepared for the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada. Toronto.

Giles, Wenona.

1988. English Language Training in Ontario. Report prepared for the Task Force on Access to Professions and Trades in Ontario.

Giles, Wenona

1988. History and Organization of Qualification in the Trades in Ontario. Report prepared for the Task Force on Access to Professions and Trades in Ontario

Giles, Wenona.

1987. Language Rights are Human Rights: A Discussion Paper. Report prepared for the Colloquium on Immigrant and Visible Minority Women. November 20-21, 1987. Toronto.

 

Translations and Reprints (In Croatian and Sinhalese)

 

Giles, Wenona, Malathi de Alwis, Edith Klein, and Neluka Silva (co-editors) with Maja Korac, Djurdja Knezevic and Zarana Papic (advisory editors).

2004. Feministkinje pod paljbom: Razmjene medu ratnim zonama  (Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones.  Zenska infoteka. In 2008 the Sinhalese version was published.

 

Non Peer Reviewed Items

i)  Journal Articles

 

Dryden-Peterson, Sarah and Wenona Giles.

2010-11. “Introduction: Higher Education for Refugees”. In Special Journal Issue: Refuge on the topic of Tertiary Education for long-term refugees in camps. 2010-11. Vol 27 (2) 3-9.

Giles, Wenona.

1995. Voice and Empowerment: The Gender Relations of Forced Migration. Introduction. in Refuge: Special Two-Volume Issue on Gender. Co-editors: Wenona Giles and Andrea Love.

Giles, Wenona

1992. The Battling Women Who Fought for Dignity. Toronto Star. September 10, 1992. pG7

Giles, W. and Ilda Januario.

1987. The Lone Woman: Migration of Portuguese Single Women to Montreal and London. in Canadian Women's Studies Journal: Special Issue on the Immigration of Mediterranean Women to Canada. Vol 8. No.2.

Giles, Wenona.

1986. Relations of Gender in the Portuguese Migrant Household in London, England: Fieldwork Methodology. in Taboo. Feminist Caucus.  Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

 

ii)  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, 2004. In Women’s Studies Quarterly.  Vol 34. Nos 1 & 2 . pp501-511

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 Iacovetta. 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. 1988. in Labour, Capital and Society. Vol 22. No. 1. (2 pages)

Giles, Wenona.

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

 

Work in Progress

 

Jennifer Hyndman and Wenona Giles (I am 2nd author). “The Dangers of Refugee Camping: Scales of Security beyond the State”. Submitted to the Journal of Refugee Studies in October, 2013; revised paper submitted February, 2014.

Co-authored book with Jennifer Hyndman: Living at the Global Edge: Refugees in Protracted Situations. University of Toronto Press has expressed serious interest. Draft for Review will be ready in Autumn 2014.

 

2 books planned that are related to the BHER project: i) an ethnography of the BHER project  - a project that engages in knowledge exchange with marginalized populations/spaces; ii) a scholarly  edited publication that examines various theoretical debates that have engaged those inside and outside the BHER project.

 

 

Special Journal Issues

Dryden-Peterson, Sarah and Wenona Giles.

2010-11. Special Journal Issue: Refuge on the topic of Tertiary Education for long-term refugees in camps. 2010-11. Vol 27 (2).

Giles, Wenona

2000. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies Journal : Women in Conflict Zones. Vol 19. No 4.

Giles, Wenona

1999. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies      Journal: Immigrant and Refugee Women. Vol 19. No 3.

Giles, Wenona

1995. Co-editor of Two Volume Issue of Refuge on Gender Relations and Refugee Issues.

 

 

Participation at Meetings

 

i) Contributed Presentations (peer reviewed)

 

2013.    Presentation: “Permanent Temporariness: Livelihood, Insecurity and Other Consequences for Afghans in Iran”. Conference on Migration and Displacement in and from Afghanistan. Sept 20-21, 2013. Department of Social Anthropology and Forum for Asian Studies. Stockholm University, Sweden.

2012.    Presentation: “Higher education and its relationship to precarious lives and rights in      refugee camps: The Borderless Higher Education in Refugee Camps (BHER) initiative”. Canada and Refugee Resettlement: A Conference.  June 20-22, 2012, Vancouver.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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. Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires /Centre d’Ethnologie Françaises, Marseille, France. Panel: “Challenging the Nation: Migration, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism”, April 28, 2004.

2003       “Here, But Not Here? Portuguese Women in Canada 1960s-80s” paper presented at Conference: A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Imigrante Portuguesa. International Conference. University of Toronto. Sept 19-21, 2003.

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”.

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.

2000       Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government. Leader and Organizer of Roundtable Discussion: “Forced Migration in Armed Conflict”.  November 1997       Social Science History Association. Washington. D.C. Panel on Immigration Policy and Gender: Reinventing Boundaries: State Discourse and Definitions of Community Among Portuguese Women in Toronto. Paper presented: “The Gender Politics of Home and Identity Among Portuguese Women in Toronto”. October 16, 1997.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Forum. February 4th-6th, York University. Paper presented: “Women and Development”.

1994       Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Calgary. June, 1994 Paper presented: Education, Ethnicity and Restructuring in Toronto: Cases of Non-Immigrant Canadian-born and Portuguese Women.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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, University of New Hampshire, Durham. Paper presented:  “Labour Migration as a Survival Strategy”.

1988       Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Meetings. Windsor, Ontario.  Discussant on Panel: “Immigrant and Visible Minority Women”.

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

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”.

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

 

ii) Invited/Other Presentations

 

2012       Presentation “Gendered Spaces of Displacement, Im/mobility: Forced Migration into Refugee Camps”, Graduate Seminar of Professor Izzeldin Abuelaish, Global Health Division – Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

2012       Presentation on the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees Project.  Faculty of Education Graduate Seminar for Roopa Desai Trilokekar. September 27, 2012.

2012       Presentation at Rockefeller Centre: “Living at the Global Edge: Refugees in Protracted Situations”, Bellagio, Italy.  April 3, 2012

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

2010       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

2010       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”.

2010       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”

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

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

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

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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.

2008       Discussion paper presented at the first Centre for Refugee Studies Annual Adelman Lecture. York University. April 10th, 2008.

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

 

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

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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”

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

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

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

1997       Women in Conflict Zones Network Workshop, York University Toronto.Paper presented: “Comparative Methodology: Its Relationship to a Feminist Agenda.”  May.

1996       Centre for International and Strategic Studies. "Examining Ethnicity, Gender and Nationalism through an International Network on Women in Conflict Zones". December 3rd.

1996       Graduate Program in Women's Studies, York University.  Paper presented: “Ethnicity, Identity and Gender: Portuguese Migration to London and Toronto Compared”.

1995       Atkinson College Panel: Globalization Issues at the Beijing Conference. Paper presented: “The NGO and UN Conferences on Women in Beijing”.

1995       Centre for Feminist Research Panel. York University. Paper presented: “The Status of Refugee Women in Canada and the NGO and UN Conferences on Women in Beijing”.

1995       Centre for Refugee Studies. Paper presented: “The NGO and UN Conferences on Women in Beijing and the Issue of Refugee Women”.

1995       Anthropology Department, York University.  Paper presented: “Ethnicity, Identity and Gender: Portuguese Households in London and Toronto”

1993       Association for Women in Development (AWID), Washington, D.C. Paper presented: “Gender, Development and Refugee Issues”.

1993       Gender Issues and Refugees: Implications for Development Conference. York University. Toronto. Paper presented: “An Historical Comparison of Gender Awareness in International Development Policy and Refugee Policy”.

 

Conferences organized

2014                   Co-organizer of Annual Workshop for BHER international partners. June, 2014.

2012                  Co-Organizer of Validation Workshop for BHER international partners: Feasibility Study:  “Reaching Higher: the Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya.  York University, Toronto, May 2012. http://crs.yorku.ca/bher-dadaab-toronto-workshop-2012-agenda-report

2011                  Co-organizer, SSHRC-Partnership Workshop. "The Provision of Higher Education for Long-Term Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya". Dec 2-4, 2011. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. http://crs.yorku.ca/bher-dadaab-nairobi-workshop-2011-agenda-report

2011                  Co-organizer of 2 panels:  Refugees and Education I: Governing Refugees through Education AND Refugees and Education II: Borderless Education: The Politics and Possibilities of Tertiary/Higher Education for Protracted Refugees. The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). Kampala Uganda. July, 2011.  http://crs.yorku.ca/bher-dadaab-kampala-workshop-2011-agenda-report

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

2011                  Course Director, Centre for Refugee Studies Annual Summer Course on Forced Migration Issues. May, 2011, York University

2010                  International Workshop: Workshop on Borderless Education: The Provision of Tertiary Degree Programs to Long-term Refugees; April 9-11, 2010, York University.

2010                  Course Director, Centre for Refugee Studies Annual Summer Course on Forced Migration Issues. May 8-16th, 2010, York University

2009                  Course Director, Centre for Refugee Studies Annual Summer Course on Forced Migration Issues. June 6th-14th, 2009, York University

2009                  CRS Seminar Series on Refugee and Forced Migration issues. 

2010                  CRS-CERIS Seminar Series - jointly organized with Valerie Preston, the Director of CERIS (Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement)

2008                  Principal organizer of the inaugural conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) - Refugees and the Insecure Nation: Managing Forced Migration in Canada.  June 15th – 18th, York University.

2008                  Co-organizer of Women in Conflict Zones Conference: Revisioning and Reimagining the Future. May 15th – 18th. Inter-University Centre,  Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2008                  Principal Organizer of the first Centre for Refugee Studies Annual Adelman Lecture. York University. April 10th, 2008.

2002                  Co-organizer of Workshop for Afghan Women’s Leadership & Governance Training.  Project organized by the Afghan Women's Organization and the International Women's Rights Project, York University, February 23, 2002

1998-99             Organizer of Ford Foundation/Open Society and Oxfam funded workshops in Sri Lanka, Colombo and Budapest, Hungary in December, 1998 and November, 1999.

1996-97             Organizer of first two meetings of the international "Women in Conflict Zones Network" at York University, November 16-18th, 1996 and May 30-June 1, 1997.

1996                  Organizer of Workshop on "The Women in Conflict Zones Network". Greenwich University, London, U.K. July 19.

1996                  Organization of the Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Program, one half day session entitled: "Gender Issues in Refugee Affairs".

1995                  Co-organizer of International York Conference: The Political Economy of Marriage and the Family. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies and Women's Studies, Atkinson College

1995                  Organization of the Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Program, one half day session entitled "Gender Issues in Refugee Affairs".  Presentation entitled: Gender Issues: Theories and Debates on Exile and Identity

1994-95             Co-organiser of Workshop/Conference: Women's Rights are Human Rights: A Focus on Youth March, 1995, York University. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research.

1994:                 Co-organiser of Workshop on Gender and Development for UN Global Forum: Globalization and Migration Issues. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

1993-94:            Organiser of Gender Workshop on Migration and Refugee Issues. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

1993:                 Co-organiser of International Conference at York University: Gender Issues and Refugees: Implications for Development. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research.

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
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