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Sylvia Bawa

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Department of Sociology

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2144
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 60355
Email: bawa@yorku.ca


I am interested in analytical frameworks that enable us to question the way things are and allow conversations that lead to ethical engagement with others. I do research on globalization, human rights, postcolonial feminisms and critical development theory.

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I am a global sociologist whose research links globalization, human rights, postcolonial
feminism and development theory. With a specific focus on women’s rights and empowerment in
sub-Saharan Africa, my work examines the ways in which historical forces and events shape
current political, economic, cultural and social circumstances whilst highlighting the particular
contradictory and paradoxical outcomes they produce at national, global and local levels.

Degrees

Ph.D. , Queen's University
MA. , Brock University
B.A.(Honours)., University of Ghana

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Sociology , Globalization, International Political Economy; Postcoloniality and discourses of women's rights and empowerment; Human Rights; Gender and Development; Postcolonial and Transnational feminisms
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-10-4550-9_8-1

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

https://search.proquest.com/openview/3ace779328b9d334890f440d1b87acde/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=55152

2019

https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909619851148

2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/14725843.2018.1474340

2018

https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2018.1462720

2018

https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/tranhurrv4&div=4&id=&page=

2017

https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1086636

2016


I am interested in analytical frameworks that enable us to question the way things are and allow conversations that lead to ethical engagement with others. I do research on globalization, human rights, postcolonial feminisms and critical development theory.

I am a global sociologist whose research links globalization, human rights, postcolonial
feminism and development theory. With a specific focus on women’s rights and empowerment in
sub-Saharan Africa, my work examines the ways in which historical forces and events shape
current political, economic, cultural and social circumstances whilst highlighting the particular
contradictory and paradoxical outcomes they produce at national, global and local levels.

Degrees

Ph.D. , Queen's University
MA. , Brock University
B.A.(Honours)., University of Ghana

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Sociology , Globalization, International Political Economy; Postcoloniality and discourses of women's rights and empowerment; Human Rights; Gender and Development; Postcolonial and Transnational feminisms

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-10-4550-9_8-1

2019

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

https://search.proquest.com/openview/3ace779328b9d334890f440d1b87acde/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=55152

2019

https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909619851148

2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/14725843.2018.1474340

2018

https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2018.1462720

2018

https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/tranhurrv4&div=4&id=&page=

2017

https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1086636

2016