Sherene H. Razack: “Gendering Colonial Violence: What the Violence Does”

The Social Justice Institute
Noted Scholars Series presents:

Dr. Sherene H. Razack
Distinguished Professor, Gender Studies; Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, UCLA

“Gendering Colonial Violence: What the Violence Does

January 17, 12-1pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Road, UBC


All events are free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required to attend, only encouraged.

Sherene H. Razack is the first occupant of the Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies on June 30, 2016. She is a Distinguished Professor whose previous position was Distinguished Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Citizenship Studies in Education in the Department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. A feminist scholar and critical race theorist, Dr. Razack is a senior scholar with an international reputation whose expertise lies in the area of gender studies and in the sociology of law and education. Her research has been centrally concerned with sexual and racial violence. She is an award-winning writer who has published eight books, and a wide number of refereed journal articles and book chapters. She has been invited to present her work across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Her books are:

  • Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody (2015);
  • At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour On Terror (2014, ed. With Suvendrini Perera);
  • States of Race (2011, co-editor with Malinda Smith and Sunera Thobani);
  • Casting Out: Race and the Eviction of Muslims From Western Law and Politics (2008) ;
  • Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism (2004);
  • Race, Space and the Law: Unmapping a white settler society. (2002, Editor);
  • Looking white people in the eye: gender, race and culture in courtrooms and classrooms (1998);
  • Canadian feminism and the law: The women’s legal education and action fund and the pursuit of equality (1991)