Recent Publications

Recent publications affiliated with our Institute.


Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry

(in press) “Lexical Definitions of Nushūz in Qur’anic Exegesis: A Comparative Analysis of Marital Discord in Q. 4:34 and Q. 4:128” in The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir Volume in the Qur’anic Studies Series (Oxford University Press and Institute of Ismaili Studies) 325-34.

“Producing Gender Egalitarian Islamic Law: A Case-Study of Guardianship (Wilāya) in Prophetic Practice” in Men in Charge? Rethinking Male Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (London: Oneworld Press, 2014) 76-93.

“Domestic Violence and Idealized Cosmologies” in Qur’an in Conversation by Michael Birkel (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014) 161-72.


Dr. Becki Ross

Reprint (with revisions): “Outdoor Brothel Culture: Trans Sex Work in Vancouver’s West End, 1975-1985,” revised for Queer Sex Work, eds. Mary Laing, Katy Picher, and Nicola Smith. London: Taylor & Francis, 2014, pp. 189-199.

Review of Aaron Chapman’s Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver’s Legendary Penthouse Nightclub, in The Canadian Historical Review, 95:4 (December 2014): 661-663.


Dr. Gillian Creese

Gillian Creese, “African Diasporas in Canada”, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, edited by John Stone, Xiaoshou Hou, Routledge Dennis, Polly Rizova and Anthony Smith. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers (in press)

Gillian Creese, “Gender, Generation and Identities in Vancouver’s African Diaspora”, African Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World. Volume 6, No. 2: 155-178.

Gillian Creese, “Growing up where ‘no one looked like me’: Gender, race, hip hop and identity in Vancouver”, Gender Issues (available ‘on-line first’, DOI 10.1007/s12147-015-9138-1).

Gillian Creese, “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, 2015: 111-117.


Dr. Heather Latimer

Latimer, Heather. “Pregnant Possibilities: Cosmopolitanism, Kinship and Reproductive Futurism in Maria Full of Grace and In America.” Whose Cosmopolitanism? Critical Cosmopolitanism, Relationalities and Discontents. Eds. Andrew Irving and Nina Glick Schiller. London: Berghahn Press, 2014. 227-43

Latimer, Heather. “The Straight Line: Sexuality, Futurity, and the Politics of Austerity.” Reader’s Forum. English Studies in Canada 39.4 (2013): 21-24.

Latimer, Heather. “Review: Marika Seigel, The Rhetoric of Pregnancy.” Configurations 22.2 (2014): 299- 301


Dr. Kim Snowden

Rev. of H & G (Dir. Danishka Esterhazy) Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies Vol. 28, No. 2 (2014)


Dr. Leila Harris

(in press) G. Dunn, L. Harris, K. Bakker (in press) Microbial Risk Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal

(in press) L. Harris, J. Phartiyal, D. Scott, M. Peloso (in press) Women Talking about Water: Feminist Subjectivities and Intersectional Understandings Canadian Women’s Studies Journal

(in press) L. Harris, L. Rodina, C. Morinville (in press) Revising the Human Right to Water from and Environmental Justice Lens, Politics, Groups and Identities Journal

Harris, L. (2015) Deconstructing the Map after 25 Years: Furthering Engagements with Social Theory Cartographica 50, 1: 50-53 Special issue -Harley’s Deconstructing the Map, 25 years later (edited by R. Rose-Redwood).

Harris, L. (2014). Imaginative Geographies of Green: Environmental Narratives and Socio-spatial Difference in Contemporary Turkey of the Association of American Geographers 104 (4) 801-815.

Morales, M., L. Harris, and G. Öberg (2014) Citizenshit: The Right to Flush and the Urban Sanitation Imaginary. Environment and Planning A. 46 (12): 2816-2833.

Dunn, N. Heinrich, B. Holmes, L. Harris (2014) Microbial Water quality communication: public and practitioner insights from British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Water and Health 12 (3): 584-595

Morales and L. Harris (2014) Using Subjectivity and Emotion to Reconsider Participatory Natural Resource Management World Development 64, 703-712.

Morinville and L. Harris (2014) Participation, Politics and Panaceas: Exploring the possibilities and limits of participatory urban water governance in Accra, Ghana Ecology and Society Ecology and Society 19(3): 36.

Dunn, G., K. Bakker, L. Harris (2014) Drinking Water Quality Guidelines across Canadian Provinces and Territories: Jurisdictional Variation in the Context of Decentralized Water Governance. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11 (5), 4634- 4651 (Special issue on Access, Health, Regulations, and Policy: Exploring Rural and Remote Drinking Water Supplies in North America).

Kleiber, L. Harris, A. Vincent (2014) Improving Fisheries Estimates by Including Women’s Catch in the Central Philippines. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71 (5): 656-664

Kleiber, L. Harris, A. Vincent (2014) Gender and Small-Scale Fisheries: a case for counting women and beyond. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12075

Harris (2015) Scalar Politics, Networks and Power in Water Governance in E. Norman, C. Cook and A. Cohen (eds) Negotiating Water Governance: Why the Politics of Scale Matter, Ashgate: 226-250.


Dr. Leonora Angeles

(in press) Foster, J; Shcherbyna, O. & Angeles, L. (2015). Promising practices in social plan development and implementation: applying lessons learned from Canadian urban municipalities in the City of Richmond, British Columbia. In R. Thomas (Ed.), Planning in Canada. Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

Aijazi, O & Angeles, L. (2014). Community development and other extra-religious functions of islamic schools: a contemporary perspective from the voices of stakeholders in two madrassas in Pakistan. Community Development Journal. DOI:

Angeles, L. Shcherbyna, O. & Foster, J. (2014). Contemporary social planning: comparative cases in comprehensive social plan development. Plan Canada 54, 1: 16-22.


Dr. Sunera Thobani

(in press) ‘Stress Position: The Racialization of Muslims in the War on Terror’, Summer Hill Review, IIAS (July, 2014).

(in press) ‘Sovereignty, Culture, Rights: The Racial Politics of Gendered Violence in Canada’, Borderlands (December, 2014).

‘Fighting Terror: Race, Sex and the Monstrosity of Islam’, Razack, S. and S. Perera (eds.) At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2014). 472-496.

‘Race, Sovereignty and Empire: Theorizing the Camp, Theorizing Postmodernity’, Bakan, A. B. and E. Dua (eds), Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 280-310.