Not Born a Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices (Berghahn Books)
edited by Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Nazilla Khanlou and Helene Moussa
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 7pm
toronto women’s bookstore
73 harbord st.
we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible
Not Born a Refugee Woman is an in-depth inquiry into the identity construction of refugee women that challenges current identity concepts, policies and practices in the context of a globalizing environment, civil and transnational conflicts. This edited collection brings together scholars-practitioners from across a wide range of disciplines. It is organized in four sections in which authors redefine identity concepts, challenge researchers and research methods, and review policies and practices, including those related to mental health. This interdisciplinary volume emphasizes refugee women’s agency, resilience and creativity.
Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed is a professor of French, Women’s Studies and The Institute on Globalisation and the Human Condition at McMaster University. Her present research focuses on migration and identity issues, and on the socio-cultural determinants of the mental health of immigrant and
Nazilla Khanlou, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Her clinical background is in psychiatric nursing. Her research and teaching are situated in the interdisciplinary field of community-based mental health promotion in general, and mental health promotion among youth and women in multicultural and immigrant-receiving settings in particular.
Helene Moussa, Ed.D. worked as a policy, research and programme consultant on uprooted people with special focus on women. She coordinates the Board of Editors of Refugee Update, a national grassroots advocacy magazine and is a Member-at-Large of the Gender Core Group, Canadian Council for Refugees.
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