Gillian Creese is Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and Professor at the Department of Sociology. She is current the Associate Dean of Arts, Faculty and Equity. She has been engaged in intersectional feminist research and teaching about social justice issues in Canada for more than thirty years. Her current research focuses on the gendered and racialized dimensions of immigration and settlement in Canada, including the experiences of the second generation. She also continues to work on inequalities and exclusions in the labour market, unions, and the impacts of neo-liberal governance. She is the author of ‘Where are you from?’ Growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver (University of Toronto Press, 2020), The New African Diaspora in Vancouver: Migration, Exclusion and Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Contracting Masculinity: Gender, Class and Race in a White-Collar Union, 1944-1994 (Oxford University Press, 1999); and Co-Editor of Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies (UBC Press, 2011), and British Columbia Reconsidered: Essays on Women (Press Gang Publishers, 1992).
“Promoting the Transition to Postsecondary Education for African Youth with Refugee Backgrounds in Canadian Schools”, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant. This study examines the school experiences of African youth with refugee backgrounds and explores their decisions about whether or not to pursue postsecondary education. The study is being conducted in six provinces (B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland) to identify school resources, barriers, and strategies of resilience as African youth with refugee backgrounds navigate access to postsecondary education.
“A Framework for understanding African immigrant resilience in transnational contexts”, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant Proposal. Within this partnership grant proposal, I have two projects: 1) “Parenting the second-generation: Building gendered paths of resilience in the African diaspora” and 2) “African Community development and funding policies in the settlement sector”
Gillian Creese, 2020, ‘Where are you from?’ Growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Gillian Creese, 2011. The New African Diaspora in Vancouver: Migration, Exclusion and Belonging. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Gillian Creese and Wendy Frisby, 2011. Editors, Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Recent Refereed Journal Articles:
Gillian Creese, 2019. “Growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver: Racialization, Gender and Sexuality”, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Volume 44, No. 4: 425-446.
Gillian Creese. 2019. “‘Where are you from?’ Racialization, Belonging and Identity Among Second-Generation African-Canadians”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 42, No. 9: 1476-1494.
Gillian Creese. 2015. “Growing up where ‘no one looked like me’: Gender, race, hip hop and identity in Vancouver”, Gender Issues, Volume 32, No. 3: 201-219.
Gillian Creese. 2013. “Gender, Generation and Identities in Vancouver’s African Diaspora”, Africa Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World. Volume 6, No. 2: 155-178.
Gillian Creese and Brandy Wiebe. 2012. “Survival Employment: Gender and deskilling among African immigrants in Canada, International Migration, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2012: 56-76.
Gillian Creese. 2010. “Erasing English language competency: African immigrants in Vancouver, Canada”, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 11, No. 3, 2010: 295-313.
Recent Book Chapters:
Gillian Creese, 2018. “Immigrant Youth Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity”, in Immigrant Youth in Canada: Theoretical Approaches, Practical Issues and Professional Perspectives, edited by Stacey Wilson-Forsberg and Andrew Robinson. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 306-321.
Gillian Creese and Veronica Strong-Boag, 2017. “Downsizing equality 2001-2011: The best place on earth for whom?” in The Campbell Revolution: Power and Politics in British Columbia from 2001-2011, edited by Jason Lacharite and Tracy Summerville. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 165-176.
Brenda Beagan and Gillian Creese, 2017. “Reproducing the Gender Wage Gap: Work, Inequality and Neoliberalism” in Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage, Sixth Edition, edited by Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz and Monica Hwang. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 208-222.
Gillian Creese, 2016. “African Diasporas in Canada”, in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race,Ethnicity, and Nationalism, edited by John Stone, Xiaoshou Hou, Routledge Dennis, Polly Rizova and Anthony Smith. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley Online Library: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118663202).
Gillian Creese, 2015. “Gendered Diasporas Across Generations: the New African Diaspora in Vancouver” in Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson and Amy Kraler, editors, The Gendered Society Reader, Third Canadian Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 111-117.
Gillian Creese, Isabel Dyck and Arlene Tigar McLaren, 2014. “Gender, generation and the ‘immigrant family’: Negotiating migration processes” in Bonnie Fox, editor, Family Patterns, Gender Relations, fourth edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2014: 386-398.
Gillian Creese, Edith Ngene Kambere and Mambo Masinda, 2013. “Voices of African Immigrant and Refugee Youth: Negotiating Migration and Schooling in Canada”, in Immaculee Harushimana, Chinwe Ikpeze and Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers, editors, African-born Educators and Students in Transnational America: Reprocessing Race, Language and Ability. New York: Peter Lang: 169-184.
Isabel Dyck, Gillian Creese and Arlene Tigar McLaren, 2011. “The problem of ‘human capital’: Gender, place and immigrant household strategies of reskilling in Vancouver, Canada”, Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration, Albert Kraler (Ed), IMISCOE book series, Amsterdam University Press: 97-113.
Gillian Creese, 2011. “Negotiating Migration, Destabilizing Masculine Identities”, in Jason Laker, editor, Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: An Introductory Reader. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 292-306.
Gillian Creese is Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and Professor at the Department of Sociology. She has been engaged in intersectional feminist research and teaching about social justice issues in Canada for more than thirty years. Her current research focuses on the gendered and racialized dimensions of immigration and settlement in Canada, as well as the experiences of the second generation. She also continues to work on inequalities and exclusions in the labour market, unions, and the impacts of neo-liberal governance.