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Maurice Poon

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School of Social Work

Associate Professor
Director

Office: S878 Ross Building
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20521
Email: mklpoon@yorku.ca


Maurice Kwong-Lai Poon is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at York University and Co-chair of the Advisory Research Committee at Asian Community AIDS Services. His current research focuses on gay Asian diasporic identities and politics, the social construction of violence in gay intimate relationships, and HIV/AIDS issues related to Asian men who have sex with men. He is active in the development of human services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Asian community in Toronto.

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto
MSW, Carleton University, Ottawa
BSW, Ryerson University, Toronto
Social Service Worker Diploma, Seneca College, Toronto

Research Interests

Social Work , Sexuality, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, HIV/AIDS
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Poon, M. K. L. (2011) . Beyond good and evil: The social construction of violence in intimate gay relationships. In J. Ristock (Ed.), Intimate partner violence in LGBTQ lives (pp. 102-130). New York: Routledge.

2011

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Kujath, J., & Poon, M. K. L. (2016) . Review of Narrating social work through autoethnography, edited by Stanley L. Witkin. China Journal of Social Work, 9 (2): 178-180.

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Ning, X., & Poon, M. K. L. (2021). Mapping heteronormativity as state violence: The experience of gay men and lesbians in contemporary China and its implications for social work practice. China Journal of Social Work, 14 (1):

2021

Wong, J. P. H., Poon, M.K. L., Vahabi, M., Sutdhibhasilp, N., & Narushima, M. (2020). Transnational contexts and local embeddedness of HIV/STI vulnerabilities among Thai and Filipino agricultural temporary foreign workers in Canada. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 22

2020

Narushima, M., Wong, J. P. H., Li, A., Bhagat, D., Bisignano, A., Fung, K., & Poon, M. K. L. (2020). Youth perspectives on sex education: Voices from the YEP study in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29 (1): 32-44.

2020

Husbands, W., Miller, D., McCready, L. T., Williams, C., Guy, L., Harriott, A., Luyombya, H., Mohidin, O., Ozzoude, C., Poon, M. K. L., Tabi, E., & James, C. E. (2019). Sexuality and sexual agency among heterosexual black men in Toronto: Tradition, contradiction and emergent possibilities. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 44 (4): 399-424.

2019

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M.K. L. (2019). Masculine identity, street capital and sexual practices of a Chinese young man in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 12 (2): 119-139.

2019

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Li, A. T. W., Manuba, M., Bisignano, A., Owino, M., & Vahabi, M. (2018) . HIV-positive MSM’s knowledge of HPV and anal cancer self-sampling: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25 (1): e83-e89.

2018

Wong, J. P. H., Vahabi, M., Miholjcic, J., Tan, V., Owino, M., Li, A., & Poon, M. K. L. (2018) . Knowledge of HPV/cervical cancer and acceptability of HPV self-sampling among women living with HIV: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25 (1): e73-e82.

2018

Poon, M. K. L., Li, A. T. W., Wong, J. P. H., & Wong, C. (2017) . Queer-friendly nation? The experience of Chinese gay immigrants in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 10 (1): 23-38.

2017

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M. K. L. (2013) . Challenging homophobia and heterosexism through storytelling and critical dialogue among Hong Kong Chinese immigrant parents in Toronto. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15 (1): 15-28.

2013

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2013) . Sexual practices and sex-seeking behaviours among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto: Implications for HIV prevention. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22 (2): 77-85.

2013

Wong, J. P. H., Li, A. T. W., Poon, M. K. L., & Fung, K. (2013) . An exploratory study on the mental health of immigrants, refugees and non-status people living with HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 9 (3): 122-134.

2013

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2012) . Drug use and STI/HIV risk among East and Southest Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21 (3/4): 127-133.

2012

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2011) . HIV and STI testing among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20 (4): 157-166.

2011

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2011) . Condom use among East and Southeast Asian men attending a gay bathhouse in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20 (3): 67-74.

2011

Poon, M. K. L. (2011) . Writing the racialized queer bodies: Race and sexuality in social work. Canadian Social Work Review, 28 (1): 145-150.

2011

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M.K. L. (2010) . Bringing translation out of the shadow: Translation as an issue of methodological significance in cross-cultural qualitative research. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21 (2): 151-158.

2010

Poon, M. K. L., & Ho, P. T. T. (2008) . Negotiating social stigma among gay Asian men. Sexualities, 11 (1/2): 245-268.

2008

Poon, M. K. L., & Sin, R. (2008) . “Without power analysis, there won’t be equality”: Interrogating the idea of love in Asian/Caucasian gay relationships. Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 4 (3): 198-200.

2008

Poon, M. K. L. (2006) . The discourse of oppression in contemporary gay Asian diasporal literature: Liberation or limitation? Sexuality & Culture, 10 (3): 29-58.

2006

Poon, M. K. L., Ho, P. T. T., Wong, J. P. H., Wong, G., & Lee, R. (2005) . Psychosocial experiences of East and Southeast Asian men who use gay internet chat rooms in Toronto: An implication for HIV/AIDS prevention. Ethnicity & Health, 10 (2): 145-167.

2005

Poon, M. K. L. (2004) . A missing voice: Asians in contemporary gay and lesbian social service literature. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 17 (3): 87-106.

2004

Poon, M. K. L., & Ho, P. T. T. (2002) . A qualitative analysis of cultural and social vulnerabilities to HIV infection among gay, lesbian and bisexual Asian youth. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 14 (3): 43-78.

2002

Poon, M. K. L., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, J. P. H. (2001) . Developing a comprehensive AIDS prevention outreach program: A needs assessment survey of MSM of East and Southeast Asian descent who visit bars and/or bathhouses in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 10 (1&2): 25-39.

2001

Poon, M. K. L. (2000) . Inter-racial same-sex abuse: The vulnerability of gay men of Asian descent in relationships with Caucasian men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 11 (4): 39-67.

2000

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Poon, M. K. L. (2004) . Violence in inter-racial same-sex intimate relationships: Cultural and socio-economic factors associated with the vulnerability of gay Asian men in relationships with Caucasian men. Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute against Family Violence, 11 (2): 26-30. Available from http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/index.shtml

2004


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4000 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work I PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4001 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work II PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK7040 3.0 A Doctoral Seminar SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4000 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work I PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4001 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work II PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK7040 3.0 A Doctoral Seminar SEMR


Maurice Kwong-Lai Poon is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at York University and Co-chair of the Advisory Research Committee at Asian Community AIDS Services. His current research focuses on gay Asian diasporic identities and politics, the social construction of violence in gay intimate relationships, and HIV/AIDS issues related to Asian men who have sex with men. He is active in the development of human services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Asian community in Toronto.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto
MSW, Carleton University, Ottawa
BSW, Ryerson University, Toronto
Social Service Worker Diploma, Seneca College, Toronto

Research Interests

Social Work , Sexuality, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, HIV/AIDS

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Poon, M. K. L. (2011) . Beyond good and evil: The social construction of violence in intimate gay relationships. In J. Ristock (Ed.), Intimate partner violence in LGBTQ lives (pp. 102-130). New York: Routledge.

2011

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Kujath, J., & Poon, M. K. L. (2016) . Review of Narrating social work through autoethnography, edited by Stanley L. Witkin. China Journal of Social Work, 9 (2): 178-180.

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Ning, X., & Poon, M. K. L. (2021). Mapping heteronormativity as state violence: The experience of gay men and lesbians in contemporary China and its implications for social work practice. China Journal of Social Work, 14 (1):

2021

Wong, J. P. H., Poon, M.K. L., Vahabi, M., Sutdhibhasilp, N., & Narushima, M. (2020). Transnational contexts and local embeddedness of HIV/STI vulnerabilities among Thai and Filipino agricultural temporary foreign workers in Canada. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 22

2020

Narushima, M., Wong, J. P. H., Li, A., Bhagat, D., Bisignano, A., Fung, K., & Poon, M. K. L. (2020). Youth perspectives on sex education: Voices from the YEP study in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29 (1): 32-44.

2020

Husbands, W., Miller, D., McCready, L. T., Williams, C., Guy, L., Harriott, A., Luyombya, H., Mohidin, O., Ozzoude, C., Poon, M. K. L., Tabi, E., & James, C. E. (2019). Sexuality and sexual agency among heterosexual black men in Toronto: Tradition, contradiction and emergent possibilities. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 44 (4): 399-424.

2019

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M.K. L. (2019). Masculine identity, street capital and sexual practices of a Chinese young man in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 12 (2): 119-139.

2019

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Li, A. T. W., Manuba, M., Bisignano, A., Owino, M., & Vahabi, M. (2018) . HIV-positive MSM’s knowledge of HPV and anal cancer self-sampling: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25 (1): e83-e89.

2018

Wong, J. P. H., Vahabi, M., Miholjcic, J., Tan, V., Owino, M., Li, A., & Poon, M. K. L. (2018) . Knowledge of HPV/cervical cancer and acceptability of HPV self-sampling among women living with HIV: A scoping review. Current Oncology, 25 (1): e73-e82.

2018

Poon, M. K. L., Li, A. T. W., Wong, J. P. H., & Wong, C. (2017) . Queer-friendly nation? The experience of Chinese gay immigrants in Canada. China Journal of Social Work, 10 (1): 23-38.

2017

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M. K. L. (2013) . Challenging homophobia and heterosexism through storytelling and critical dialogue among Hong Kong Chinese immigrant parents in Toronto. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15 (1): 15-28.

2013

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2013) . Sexual practices and sex-seeking behaviours among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto: Implications for HIV prevention. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22 (2): 77-85.

2013

Wong, J. P. H., Li, A. T. W., Poon, M. K. L., & Fung, K. (2013) . An exploratory study on the mental health of immigrants, refugees and non-status people living with HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 9 (3): 122-134.

2013

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2012) . Drug use and STI/HIV risk among East and Southest Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21 (3/4): 127-133.

2012

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2011) . HIV and STI testing among East and Southeast Asian men who have sex with men in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20 (4): 157-166.

2011

Poon, M. K. L., Wong, J. P. H., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, B. (2011) . Condom use among East and Southeast Asian men attending a gay bathhouse in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 20 (3): 67-74.

2011

Poon, M. K. L. (2011) . Writing the racialized queer bodies: Race and sexuality in social work. Canadian Social Work Review, 28 (1): 145-150.

2011

Wong, J. P. H., & Poon, M.K. L. (2010) . Bringing translation out of the shadow: Translation as an issue of methodological significance in cross-cultural qualitative research. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21 (2): 151-158.

2010

Poon, M. K. L., & Ho, P. T. T. (2008) . Negotiating social stigma among gay Asian men. Sexualities, 11 (1/2): 245-268.

2008

Poon, M. K. L., & Sin, R. (2008) . “Without power analysis, there won’t be equality”: Interrogating the idea of love in Asian/Caucasian gay relationships. Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 4 (3): 198-200.

2008

Poon, M. K. L. (2006) . The discourse of oppression in contemporary gay Asian diasporal literature: Liberation or limitation? Sexuality & Culture, 10 (3): 29-58.

2006

Poon, M. K. L., Ho, P. T. T., Wong, J. P. H., Wong, G., & Lee, R. (2005) . Psychosocial experiences of East and Southeast Asian men who use gay internet chat rooms in Toronto: An implication for HIV/AIDS prevention. Ethnicity & Health, 10 (2): 145-167.

2005

Poon, M. K. L. (2004) . A missing voice: Asians in contemporary gay and lesbian social service literature. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 17 (3): 87-106.

2004

Poon, M. K. L., & Ho, P. T. T. (2002) . A qualitative analysis of cultural and social vulnerabilities to HIV infection among gay, lesbian and bisexual Asian youth. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 14 (3): 43-78.

2002

Poon, M. K. L., Ho, P. T. T., & Wong, J. P. H. (2001) . Developing a comprehensive AIDS prevention outreach program: A needs assessment survey of MSM of East and Southeast Asian descent who visit bars and/or bathhouses in Toronto. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 10 (1&2): 25-39.

2001

Poon, M. K. L. (2000) . Inter-racial same-sex abuse: The vulnerability of gay men of Asian descent in relationships with Caucasian men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 11 (4): 39-67.

2000

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Poon, M. K. L. (2004) . Violence in inter-racial same-sex intimate relationships: Cultural and socio-economic factors associated with the vulnerability of gay Asian men in relationships with Caucasian men. Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute against Family Violence, 11 (2): 26-30. Available from http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/index.shtml

2004


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4000 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work I PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4001 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work II PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK7040 3.0 A Doctoral Seminar SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4000 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work I PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK4001 6.0 C Practicum in Social Work II PRAC
Fall/Winter 2020 GS/SOWK7040 3.0 A Doctoral Seminar SEMR