cynthiaw


Cynthia Wright

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 229
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 77809
Email: cynthiaw@yorku.ca
Primary website: https://gsws.laps.yorku.ca/

Accepting New Graduate Students


On sabbatical academic year 2020-2021.

Affiliated with Centre for Feminist Research, York University; Global Labour Research Centre, York University; and the Cuba Research Forum, Centre for Research on Cuba, University of Nottingham, UK.

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Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
MA, Social and Political Thought, York University
BA, Honours, History , York University

Research Interests

History , Gender Issues, Social Movements, Migration and Non-Citizenship, Social and Political Thought, Sexuality
Books

Publication
Year

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US, edited by Luis René Fernández Tabío, Cynthia Wright and Lana Wylie. University of Toronto Press. (352 pages)

2018

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Diplomacies: Constructing Cuba and Canada.” (with Lana Wylie and Luis René Fernández Tabío)
In Fernández Tabío, Wright and Wylie, eds., Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US. University of Toronto Press. (pp 3-35)

2018

“Nationalism, Sexuality, and the Politics of Anti-Citizenship.” In Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman and Pauline Rankin, eds., We Still Demand! Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles. University of British Columbia Press. (pp 250-269)

2017

“History, Memory and Immigration Controls.” Migration: A COMPAS Anthology, edited by Bridget Anderson and
Michael Keith. Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. (pp. 59-60). Free download.

2014

“The Museum of Illegal Immigration: Historical Perspectives on the
Production of Non-Citizens and Challenges to Immigration Controls.”
In Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt, eds., Producing and Negotiating
Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada. University of
Toronto Press. (pp 31-54)

2013

“‘We Are All Foreigners’: No Borders as a Practical Political Project.”
(with Bridget Anderson and Nandita Sharma) In Peter Nyers and Kim
Rygiel, eds., Citizenship, Migrant Activism, and the Politics of Movement.
Routledge. (pp 73-91)

2012

“Between Nation and Empire: The Fair Play for Cuba Committees and the Making of Canada-Cuba Solidarity in the 1960s.” In Robert Wright and Lana Wylie, eds., Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era. University of Toronto Press. (pp 96-120)

2009

“Organizing the Motley Crew and Challenging the Security of National States.” (with Nandita Sharma) In Julia Sudbury and Margo Okazawa-Rey, eds., Activist Scholarship, Social Movements and Emancipatory Knowledge. Paradigm Press. (pp 111-128)

2009

“Against Illegality: New Directions in Organizing by and with Non-Status People in Canada.” In Caelie Frampton, Gary Kinsman, Kate Tilleczek, Andrew Thompson, eds., Sociology for Changing the World: Social
Movements/Social Research. Fernwood. (pp 198-208)

2006

“Momenti di emergenza.” In Sandro Mezzadra, ed. I confini della libertà: Per un’analisi politica delle migrazioni contemporanee. Rome: Derive Approdi. (pp 216-229)

2004

“”Feminine Trifles of Vast Importance’: Writing Gender into the History of Consumption.” In Franca Iacovetta and Mariana Valverde, eds., Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women’s History. Toronto: University of
Toronto Press. (pp 229-260). Reprinted in Chad Gaffield, ed., Constructing Modern Canada. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman.

1992

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Looking at Social Reproduction. Review essay of Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression. Edited by Tithi Bhattacharya. London: Pluto Press, 2017. Reviewed in Against the Current 205 (March/April 2020): 18-20

2020

Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latin American Pink Tide. Elizabeth Jay Friedman, editor. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Reviewed in Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 45, 1 (2020): 143-144.

2020

Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992. Teishan A. Latner. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Reviewed in Labour/Le Travail 82 (Fall 2018): 281-283

2018

Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics and Memory. Carrie Hamilton. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Reviewed in Gender and History 26, 1: 188-189

2014

Migration and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender. Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnick, eds. New York and London: New York University Press, 2009. Reviewed in Socialist Studies 6, 2: 197-199

2010

Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Michael Petrou. Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 2008. Reviewed in Canadian Historical Review 91, 1: 157-160

2010

“Challenging States of Illegality: From ‘Managed Migration’ to a Politics of No Borders.” Labour/Le Travail 62: 185-198 (essay)

2008

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Proliferating Borders and Precarious Queers: Migrant Justice Organizing Beyond LGBT Inclusion.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 4, 1-2: 103-124

2018

“Why No Borders?” (with Bridget Anderson and Nandita Sharma) Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 26, 2: 5-18

2011

“Decolonizing Resistance: Challenging Colonial States.” (with Nandita Sharma) Social Justice 35, 3: 120-138

2009

“Moments of Emergence: Organizing By and With Undocumented and Non-Citizen People in Canada after 911.” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 21, 3: 5-15

2003

“Nowhere at Home: Gender, Race and the Making of Anti-Immigrant Discourse in Canada.” Atlantis 24, 2: 38-48

2000

“Rewriting the Modern: Reflections on Race, Nation and the Death of a Department Store.” Histoire sociale/Social History 33, 65: 153-167

2000

“Troubling the Nation: On Teaching Canadian History in the Women’s Studies Classroom.” Atlantis 25, 1: 137-139

2000

“They Were Five: The Dionne Quintuplets Revisited.” Journal of Canadian Studies 29, 4: 5-14

1995

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Emma Goldman is Alive and Well and Living on Vaughan Road: Revisiting Her Toronto Exile and Legacy at the 100th Anniversary of her Deportation.” [with Mikhail Bjorge and Franca Iacovetta] Winnipeg General Strike Centenary conference, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg

2019

“Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Conceptualizing Cuba-Canada Relations.” Latin American Studies Association Congress, Barcelona, Spain

2018

Roundtable contributor for joint session, “Cuban Studies in Canada: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?” Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Association for Studies in International Development. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto

2017

“Cuba, Canada and Cold War Feminism Before and After Cuban Women Now.” Panel on Radical Texts and Political Acts: Forty Years of Reading Margaret Randall. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto

2014

Research Reports

Publication
Year

‘Access Not Fear’: Non-Status Immigrants and City Services (with Carolina Berinstein, Jean McDonald, Peter Nyers, and Sima Sahar Zerehi). Funded by the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

2006

The Regularization of Non-Status Immigrants in Canada, 1960-2004. Past Policies, Current Perspectives, Active Campaigns (with Erika Khandor, Jean McDonald, and Peter Nyers). Funded by the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

2004

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“80 Years Later…Emma Goldman is Alive and Well and Working on Spadina Avenue.” [with Franca Iacovetta]. Toronto Workers’ History Project. Steelworkers’ Hall, Toronto

2019

Other

Publication
Year

Remembering Emma Goldman: Pandemics, Prisons and Mutual Aid (with Franca Iacovetta). Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca website. June 26, 2020

2020

Studying Canada in Cuba, Studying Cuba in Canada: A Roundtable Discussion. Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes 14, 1

2020

Special issue of Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 26, 2 on No Borders as Practical Politics (co-edited with Bridget Anderson, COMPAS, University of Oxford and Nandita Sharma, University of Hawai’i)

2011

Special issue of FUSE 25, 1 on War? (Guest Coordinating Editor)

2002

Special issue of Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme 20, 2 on National Identity and Gender Politics (with Mary-Jo Nadeau, Kasia Rukszto and Renuka Sooknanan)

2000

Special issue of Journal of Canadian Studies 29, 4 on The Dionne Quintuplets: The Birth of an Industry (member of five-person Editorial Collective)

1995

Approach to Teaching


*On graduate supervision and graduate committee membership:

At the end of my sabbatical in 2021, I am available for supervision of graduate students working in areas closely related to my own areas of research and teaching interest.

For inquiries, please email me with the following:
*your statement of research interests and your project;
*your proposed timeline to completion;
*your expectation of my role as committee member.




On sabbatical academic year 2020-2021.

Affiliated with Centre for Feminist Research, York University; Global Labour Research Centre, York University; and the Cuba Research Forum, Centre for Research on Cuba, University of Nottingham, UK.

Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
MA, Social and Political Thought, York University
BA, Honours, History , York University

Research Interests

History , Gender Issues, Social Movements, Migration and Non-Citizenship, Social and Political Thought, Sexuality

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Diplomacies: Constructing Cuba and Canada.” (with Lana Wylie and Luis René Fernández Tabío)
In Fernández Tabío, Wright and Wylie, eds., Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US. University of Toronto Press. (pp 3-35)

2018

“Nationalism, Sexuality, and the Politics of Anti-Citizenship.” In Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman and Pauline Rankin, eds., We Still Demand! Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles. University of British Columbia Press. (pp 250-269)

2017

“History, Memory and Immigration Controls.” Migration: A COMPAS Anthology, edited by Bridget Anderson and
Michael Keith. Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. (pp. 59-60). Free download.

2014

“The Museum of Illegal Immigration: Historical Perspectives on the
Production of Non-Citizens and Challenges to Immigration Controls.”
In Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt, eds., Producing and Negotiating
Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada. University of
Toronto Press. (pp 31-54)

2013

“‘We Are All Foreigners’: No Borders as a Practical Political Project.”
(with Bridget Anderson and Nandita Sharma) In Peter Nyers and Kim
Rygiel, eds., Citizenship, Migrant Activism, and the Politics of Movement.
Routledge. (pp 73-91)

2012

“Between Nation and Empire: The Fair Play for Cuba Committees and the Making of Canada-Cuba Solidarity in the 1960s.” In Robert Wright and Lana Wylie, eds., Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era. University of Toronto Press. (pp 96-120)

2009

“Organizing the Motley Crew and Challenging the Security of National States.” (with Nandita Sharma) In Julia Sudbury and Margo Okazawa-Rey, eds., Activist Scholarship, Social Movements and Emancipatory Knowledge. Paradigm Press. (pp 111-128)

2009

“Against Illegality: New Directions in Organizing by and with Non-Status People in Canada.” In Caelie Frampton, Gary Kinsman, Kate Tilleczek, Andrew Thompson, eds., Sociology for Changing the World: Social
Movements/Social Research. Fernwood. (pp 198-208)

2006

“Momenti di emergenza.” In Sandro Mezzadra, ed. I confini della libertà: Per un’analisi politica delle migrazioni contemporanee. Rome: Derive Approdi. (pp 216-229)

2004

“”Feminine Trifles of Vast Importance’: Writing Gender into the History of Consumption.” In Franca Iacovetta and Mariana Valverde, eds., Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women’s History. Toronto: University of
Toronto Press. (pp 229-260). Reprinted in Chad Gaffield, ed., Constructing Modern Canada. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman.

1992

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Looking at Social Reproduction. Review essay of Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression. Edited by Tithi Bhattacharya. London: Pluto Press, 2017. Reviewed in Against the Current 205 (March/April 2020): 18-20

2020

Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latin American Pink Tide. Elizabeth Jay Friedman, editor. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Reviewed in Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 45, 1 (2020): 143-144.

2020

Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992. Teishan A. Latner. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Reviewed in Labour/Le Travail 82 (Fall 2018): 281-283

2018

Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics and Memory. Carrie Hamilton. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Reviewed in Gender and History 26, 1: 188-189

2014

Migration and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender. Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnick, eds. New York and London: New York University Press, 2009. Reviewed in Socialist Studies 6, 2: 197-199

2010

Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Michael Petrou. Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 2008. Reviewed in Canadian Historical Review 91, 1: 157-160

2010

“Challenging States of Illegality: From ‘Managed Migration’ to a Politics of No Borders.” Labour/Le Travail 62: 185-198 (essay)

2008

Books

Publication
Year

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US, edited by Luis René Fernández Tabío, Cynthia Wright and Lana Wylie. University of Toronto Press. (352 pages)

2018

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Proliferating Borders and Precarious Queers: Migrant Justice Organizing Beyond LGBT Inclusion.” International Journal of Migration and Border Studies 4, 1-2: 103-124

2018

“Why No Borders?” (with Bridget Anderson and Nandita Sharma) Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 26, 2: 5-18

2011

“Decolonizing Resistance: Challenging Colonial States.” (with Nandita Sharma) Social Justice 35, 3: 120-138

2009

“Moments of Emergence: Organizing By and With Undocumented and Non-Citizen People in Canada after 911.” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 21, 3: 5-15

2003

“Nowhere at Home: Gender, Race and the Making of Anti-Immigrant Discourse in Canada.” Atlantis 24, 2: 38-48

2000

“Rewriting the Modern: Reflections on Race, Nation and the Death of a Department Store.” Histoire sociale/Social History 33, 65: 153-167

2000

“Troubling the Nation: On Teaching Canadian History in the Women’s Studies Classroom.” Atlantis 25, 1: 137-139

2000

“They Were Five: The Dionne Quintuplets Revisited.” Journal of Canadian Studies 29, 4: 5-14

1995

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Emma Goldman is Alive and Well and Living on Vaughan Road: Revisiting Her Toronto Exile and Legacy at the 100th Anniversary of her Deportation.” [with Mikhail Bjorge and Franca Iacovetta] Winnipeg General Strike Centenary conference, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg

2019

“Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Conceptualizing Cuba-Canada Relations.” Latin American Studies Association Congress, Barcelona, Spain

2018

Roundtable contributor for joint session, “Cuban Studies in Canada: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?” Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Association for Studies in International Development. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto

2017

“Cuba, Canada and Cold War Feminism Before and After Cuban Women Now.” Panel on Radical Texts and Political Acts: Forty Years of Reading Margaret Randall. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto

2014

Research Reports

Publication
Year

‘Access Not Fear’: Non-Status Immigrants and City Services (with Carolina Berinstein, Jean McDonald, Peter Nyers, and Sima Sahar Zerehi). Funded by the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

2006

The Regularization of Non-Status Immigrants in Canada, 1960-2004. Past Policies, Current Perspectives, Active Campaigns (with Erika Khandor, Jean McDonald, and Peter Nyers). Funded by the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

2004

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

“80 Years Later…Emma Goldman is Alive and Well and Working on Spadina Avenue.” [with Franca Iacovetta]. Toronto Workers’ History Project. Steelworkers’ Hall, Toronto

2019

Other

Publication
Year

Remembering Emma Goldman: Pandemics, Prisons and Mutual Aid (with Franca Iacovetta). Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca website. June 26, 2020

2020

Studying Canada in Cuba, Studying Cuba in Canada: A Roundtable Discussion. Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes 14, 1

2020

Special issue of Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 26, 2 on No Borders as Practical Politics (co-edited with Bridget Anderson, COMPAS, University of Oxford and Nandita Sharma, University of Hawai’i)

2011

Special issue of FUSE 25, 1 on War? (Guest Coordinating Editor)

2002

Special issue of Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme 20, 2 on National Identity and Gender Politics (with Mary-Jo Nadeau, Kasia Rukszto and Renuka Sooknanan)

2000

Special issue of Journal of Canadian Studies 29, 4 on The Dionne Quintuplets: The Birth of an Industry (member of five-person Editorial Collective)

1995

Approach to Teaching


*On graduate supervision and graduate committee membership:

At the end of my sabbatical in 2021, I am available for supervision of graduate students working in areas closely related to my own areas of research and teaching interest.

For inquiries, please email me with the following:
*your statement of research interests and your project;
*your proposed timeline to completion;
*your expectation of my role as committee member.