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Narda Razack

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School of Social Work

Professor
Associate Dean

Office: Ross Building, S813
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33425
Email: nrazack@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/laps
Secondary website: http://www.yorku.ca/sowk
Attached CV: http://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/CV-Latest-Professor-Razack-Feb-2019without-links.doc


Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, international social work, critical race and anti-colonial theory, issues of post-colonialism, administration and leadership.

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Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora. She has written widely on these topics. For example, she is the author of the book Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum (2002), and several journal articles, including “Critical Race Discourse and Tenets for Social Work,” (with Donna Jeffery) in Canadian Social Work Review (2003), and “A Critical Analysis of International Placement Exchanges,” in International Social Work (2002). Professor Razack co-edited the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, which includes one of her articles, “Spatialized Locations, Identities and Nationality in International Work” (December 2005 publication). She has worked in the past as an individual, marital, and family counsellor, workshop and group leader, and community liaison with multicultural agenciest. She is the chair of the Task force on Research and Exchanges, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and is the principal researcher on a global survey of international social work exchanges and research. She was recently invited to be part of a 6 year CIDA funded project to lead the development of a Master of Social Work at the University of Benin, Nigeria (2006-20012). She is currently working on the following articles: "Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges teaching international work" and "Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ anti-racism" as well as a book on her thesis.

Degrees

PhD, Flinders University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo

Professional Leadership

Associate Dean, Global and Community Engagement,
Associate Dean, External ,
Associate Dean, Faculty,
Graduate Program Director,
Academic Field Director

Community Contributions

Board Member, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Chair, Task Force on International Social Work, IASSW
Chair, International Committee, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work

Research Interests

International , Race and Racism, North-South Relations, Leadership and Administration, Postcoloniality, Social Work

Current Research Projects

Engaging global dialogue: decolonizing pedagogy and partnerships. LA&PS Grant for International Collaboration.

    Summary:

    This collaborative research project between York University (YU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) aims to explore two critical areas of development for internationalization agreed upon at the first Global Inclusive Dialogue, South Africa, January 2014. http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140118132339578
    1. ‘the creation of equal and ethical higher education partnerships.’ York and JMI have a signed agreement for research collaboration, student exchanges and collaborative partnerships. We will explore the partnership thus far to analyze the process, ethics and equity in the planning, and partnering for education. Research continues to reveal that imperialism often pervades Global North/South encounters and exchanges. Our goal is to identify and grapple with obstacles, which get in the way of achieving respectful and ethical North/South collaborations.
    2.”… increasing focus on the internationalization of the curriculum and of related learning outcomes”. In this era of globalization and internationalizing higher education, many professionals are finding it necessary to rethink research, pedagogy and practice to be especially mindful of diversity among our student body. Many social work educators are responding to these changes by paying attention to the international in the curriculum. The aim is to review and discuss how our curricular is educating students for social work practice in a globalized and transnational age.

    Description:

    This research project aims to decolonize pedagogy and explore ethics an inclusion in partnerships between our respective departments and universities with implications for future research collaborations.

    See more
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2015

    Collaborator: Dr. S. Sajid,
    Collaborator Institution: Jami MIlia University, Delhi, India.
    Collaborator Role: Collaborator for the research in India

    Funders:
    LAPS
Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN)

    Description:

    To strengthen the capacity of the University of Benin to train social workers with a sustainable, indigenously relevant model of social work. My role is to develop a fully functioning and sustainable MSW program at UNIBEN and in partnership, to develop a West African Journal of Social Work.

    See more
    Role: Team member

    Funders:
    UPCD Tier 11 Program AUCC/CIDA
Task Force on International Exchanges and Research; International Association of Schools of Social Work

    Description:

    Research conducted with Schools of Social Work in the five regions under IASSW. Survey data analyzed and an International Guideline document on Research and International Exchanges to be developed. This research includes setting up a clearing house for information on Exchanges and research including research collaborations, current literature, exchange agreements and faculty and student exchange information.

    See more
    Role: Chair and Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    IASSW
New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE for Social Change).

    Description:

    2012 Advisory Committee Member. Academic Innovation Fund, $86,000. P.I. Uzo Anucha

    See more
Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Assets Coming Together for Youth (ACT for Youth) with university and community partners

    Description:

    Co-applicant. $1,000,000 P.I. Dr. Uzo Anucha.

    See more
Books

Publication
Year

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

2002

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2016 Pon, G., S. Giwa & N. Razack. “Foundations of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice” Diversity and Social Work in Canada,(Eds) A. Al-Krenawi, N. Habibov & J. Graham. Oxford University Press. Chp. 3, 38-58.

2016

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2012

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2011

2003. Razack, N. “Social Work with Caribbean-Canadians: postcolonial and critical race insights into practice”. In Cross-cultural social work practice with diverse ethno-racial communities. (Eds.) J. Graham & A. Al-Krenawi. Toronto:Oxford University, Chapter 14. Spring.

2003

2000. Razack, N. “Shifting positions: making meaning in social work”. In Breakthroughs in Practice: Theorising Critical Moments in Social Work. (Eds.) Lindsey Napier & Jan Fook. Australia: Whiting and Birch: London 116-130.

2000

2000. Razack, N. “Students at Risk in the Practicum.” in Fieldwork in the Human Services Practicum. (Eds.) Lesley Cooper & Lynne Briggs. Allen & Unwin: St. Leonards, NSW, Section 3, Chpt.1, pp. 243-258.

2000

1999. Razack, N. "Anti Oppressive Social Work: A Model for Field Education" in Professional Social Service Delivery in a Multicultural World. Eds. Gwat Yong-Lie & David Este. Canadian Scholars Press: Toronto, Chpt.15, pp.311-330.

1999

1995. Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary.

1995

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Razack, N. Healy, L.M. (2001) . International Social Work: Professional Action in an Independent World. In The Caribbean Journal of Social Work, Vol 1, March 2002, 118-121.

2002

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Journal of Progressive Human Services,

2014

ISSN: 1042-8232 print/1540-7616 online
DOI: 10.1080/10428232.2014.855988

2014

Razack, N. & S. Almeida“Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” In Progress

2007

2006. Razack, N. “Challenges from the North American context: globalization and anti oppression” with Harjeet Badwall. International Social Work, 49(5), September

2006

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

2005

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2003

2002. Razack, N. “A critical analysis of international placement exchanges.” International Social Work, 45(2), 251-265.

2002

2001. Razack, N. “Diversity and difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students.” Social Work Education, 19(2), 219-232.

2001

2000. Razack, N. “North South Collaborations: Effecting Transnational Perspectives for Social Work.” Journal of Progressive Human Services. 11(1), 71-91.

2000

1999. Razack, N. “Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Pedagogical Struggles and Challenges.” The British Journal of Social Work, 29(2), 231-250.

1999

Under Review Janes J., Ibhawoh B., Razack N. and Gilbert N. The Trouble with Triumph: Discourses of Governmentality in Mainstream Media Representations of Urban Youth, Journal of Progressive Human Services.


Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012.

2012

2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15,

2011

2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March

2011

2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October

2010

2010 Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June.

2010

2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July

2009

2008 Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadoyne, & Okeke, P. “Collaborative research and indigenizing knowledge – building equitable North-South partnerships.” The Global South and Internationalization, 4th Symposium, York University, Toronto, March 6-7

2008

Razack, N. "Critical Reflections on International Development Internships and Placements” Opening remarks, International Development Association, February, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Teaching in the Age of Empire” 7th Annual Critical Race Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), “Transnational Racism and “The Right to Have Rights,” OISE/UT, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “The local-global dialectic: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work” 8th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Transgressions and omissions: decolonizing methodologies and pedagogical challenges for international social work course” International Social Work Conference, Boston Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, March, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. CUPIDS/CASID session on “Teaching the Globe” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006 .

2006

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: recognizing disparate voices and confronting pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. Bi-Annual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile, August, 2006 Paper accepted.

2006

Razack, N., Almeida, S. and J. Petite. Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” with Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2006, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006.

2006

Razack, N. “Articulating Anti-oppressive Practice.” Advancing Social Work Praxis in an Era of Global Transformation, 7th Caribbean and International Social Work educators Conference, Georgetown, Guyana, July 18 – 22, 2005, Abstract accepted.

2005

Razack, N. “Challenges and complexities: minority and white academics ‘doing’ international work.” Critical Race Conference, Racial Violence and the Colour Line of the New World Order, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April, 2005. Abstract accepted.

2005

Razack, N. “Disaster and development.” With Akua Benjamin, Director, Ryerson School of Social Work, Ryerson University. 4th Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, London, May-June.

2005

Razack, N. “Hurricanes, Tsunami, and Terrorist Attacks: Roles for Social Work in Regional and Global Disasters.” Annual Council on Social Work Education Conference, One World, Many Cultures, New Challenges, New York, Feb-March, 2005.

2005

Razack, N. “Racial Power Dynamics in Field Education: A supervisory perspective.” Children Aid Societies, January, 2005.

2005

Razack, N. Invited speaker, “Accreditation standards: international perspectives.” Symposium with Gavin Rennie, New Zealand, Carolyn Noble, Australia, Letnie Rock, Barbados, Christine La Bonte, Germany. Jamaican Association of Social Workers and the University of the West Indies, Mona in conjunction with the International Association Schools of Social Work, Kingston, Jamaica. 2004.

2004

Razack, N. Chair, Roundtable on “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

2004

Razack, N. “Social work in higher education: international perspectives.” Narda Razack with International Scholars. Pre-conference symposium. “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

2004

Razack, N. “Perils and possibilities: racism, nationalism and imperialism in international work.” Symposium on Experiential Education and Internationalization, November 4 and 5, York University. 2004.

2004

Razack, N. Tri-University Project, “Anti-oppression perspectives for Field Instructor.” Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, September, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. Plenary speaker: “Locating racism and imperialism in international social work.” 2nd Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, May-June, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. “North-South connections in social work education." 6th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, University of the West Indies, Barbados. July, with Wendy Crook, Florida State University and Kathleen Valtonen, University of the West Indies. 2003.

2003

Razack, N. Invited Seminar Leader, “Race, oppression and counselling.” K-W Counselling Services. Part 1, November 13, Part 2, December 11, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. “A postcolonial analysis of international exchanges”. Critical Race Scholarship and the University, OISE/University of Toronto, April 25-28, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. Panel Discussant: “Beyond Tolerance: Building Anti-oppressive communities.” Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, September, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race and postcoloniality in international exchanges and research.” Conference on Connections and Complexities: Internationalization and Higher Education in Canada, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. February 1-2, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race, space, nationality and the helping process in international exchanges and research”. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2002, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May.

2002

Razack, N. “Imagining the international: Contesting and complicating race, space, postcoloniality and helping in international exchanges”. Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Montpellier, France, July, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Practice with Caribbean-Canadians: history, culture, race, postcoloniality and differences.” 5th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Nassau, Bahamas. August, 2001.

2001

Razack, N. “Youth and violence: perspectives from the Caribbean and North America.” Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas. March, 2001.

2001

Razack, N. “Building resources for Anti-Racist education in the profession: a case of social work education.” Panel presentation with faculty from five regions across Canada. Conference, End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

2000

Razack, N. “Re-thinking anti-racism for social work education.” Conference: End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

2000

Razack, N. “A critical examination of international student exchanges.” Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Mona, Jamaica, June 1999.

1999

Razack, N. “Diversity and Difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students in Practicum.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

1998

Razack, N. “Teaching Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: Issues, Challenges and Future Prospects.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

1998

Razack, N. "A Transnational Perspective for Social Work." The 3rd Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, July 6-10, 1997.

1997

Razack, N. "Challenging the Boundaries: Building a Classroom Community from a Transnational Perspective." Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1997.

1997

1996. Razack, N. "Beginning Inclusivity: The First Interview." A time of restraint: social work education for a new generation. Conference on Field Education, held in conjunction with the Learned Societies Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton. Co-led with Amy Rossiter and Angela Raymond.

1996

Razack, N. "Bridging micro and macro approaches for social work practice with multicultural and multiethnic populations through innovative field work settings and international placements." Second Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana.1995.

1995

Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary. 1994.

1994

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012. 2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15, 2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October. Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June. 2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July Razack, N. Building solidarity or reproducing colonial hierarchies: Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: "Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good.’ Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, June.


Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2007

2000. Razack, N. “Anti-racist training and materials in Canadian Schools of Social Work,” Joint conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montreal, Quebec, July 29 - August 2. With the Heritage Research Regional Team Leaders. Three hour workshop.

2000


Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, international social work, critical race and anti-colonial theory, issues of post-colonialism, administration and leadership.

Professor Razack received her Doctor of Philosophy from Flinders University, Australia, for her thesis Perils and Possibilities: Racism, Imperialism and Nationalism in International Social Work. Her research primarily focuses on North-South relations, globalization and international social work, critical race theory, issues of post-colonialism, and the Caribbean diaspora. She has written widely on these topics. For example, she is the author of the book Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum (2002), and several journal articles, including “Critical Race Discourse and Tenets for Social Work,” (with Donna Jeffery) in Canadian Social Work Review (2003), and “A Critical Analysis of International Placement Exchanges,” in International Social Work (2002). Professor Razack co-edited the journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order, which includes one of her articles, “Spatialized Locations, Identities and Nationality in International Work” (December 2005 publication). She has worked in the past as an individual, marital, and family counsellor, workshop and group leader, and community liaison with multicultural agenciest. She is the chair of the Task force on Research and Exchanges, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and is the principal researcher on a global survey of international social work exchanges and research. She was recently invited to be part of a 6 year CIDA funded project to lead the development of a Master of Social Work at the University of Benin, Nigeria (2006-20012). She is currently working on the following articles: "Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges teaching international work" and "Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ anti-racism" as well as a book on her thesis.

Degrees

PhD, Flinders University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo

Professional Leadership

Associate Dean, Global and Community Engagement,
Associate Dean, External ,
Associate Dean, Faculty,
Graduate Program Director,
Academic Field Director

Community Contributions

Board Member, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Chair, Task Force on International Social Work, IASSW
Chair, International Committee, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work

Research Interests

International , Race and Racism, North-South Relations, Leadership and Administration, Postcoloniality, Social Work

Current Research Projects

Engaging global dialogue: decolonizing pedagogy and partnerships. LA&PS Grant for International Collaboration.

    Summary:

    This collaborative research project between York University (YU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) aims to explore two critical areas of development for internationalization agreed upon at the first Global Inclusive Dialogue, South Africa, January 2014. http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140118132339578
    1. ‘the creation of equal and ethical higher education partnerships.’ York and JMI have a signed agreement for research collaboration, student exchanges and collaborative partnerships. We will explore the partnership thus far to analyze the process, ethics and equity in the planning, and partnering for education. Research continues to reveal that imperialism often pervades Global North/South encounters and exchanges. Our goal is to identify and grapple with obstacles, which get in the way of achieving respectful and ethical North/South collaborations.
    2.”… increasing focus on the internationalization of the curriculum and of related learning outcomes”. In this era of globalization and internationalizing higher education, many professionals are finding it necessary to rethink research, pedagogy and practice to be especially mindful of diversity among our student body. Many social work educators are responding to these changes by paying attention to the international in the curriculum. The aim is to review and discuss how our curricular is educating students for social work practice in a globalized and transnational age.

    Description:

    This research project aims to decolonize pedagogy and explore ethics an inclusion in partnerships between our respective departments and universities with implications for future research collaborations.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2015

    Collaborator: Dr. S. Sajid,
    Collaborator Institution: Jami MIlia University, Delhi, India.
    Collaborator Role: Collaborator for the research in India

    Funders:
    LAPS
Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN)

    Description:

    To strengthen the capacity of the University of Benin to train social workers with a sustainable, indigenously relevant model of social work. My role is to develop a fully functioning and sustainable MSW program at UNIBEN and in partnership, to develop a West African Journal of Social Work.

    Role: Team member

    Funders:
    UPCD Tier 11 Program AUCC/CIDA
Task Force on International Exchanges and Research; International Association of Schools of Social Work

    Description:

    Research conducted with Schools of Social Work in the five regions under IASSW. Survey data analyzed and an International Guideline document on Research and International Exchanges to be developed. This research includes setting up a clearing house for information on Exchanges and research including research collaborations, current literature, exchange agreements and faculty and student exchange information.

    Role: Chair and Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    IASSW
New Opportunities for Innovative Student Engagement (NOISE for Social Change).

    Description:

    2012 Advisory Committee Member. Academic Innovation Fund, $86,000. P.I. Uzo Anucha

Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Assets Coming Together for Youth (ACT for Youth) with university and community partners

    Description:

    Co-applicant. $1,000,000 P.I. Dr. Uzo Anucha.

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

2016 Pon, G., S. Giwa & N. Razack. “Foundations of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice” Diversity and Social Work in Canada,(Eds) A. Al-Krenawi, N. Habibov & J. Graham. Oxford University Press. Chp. 3, 38-58.

2016

2012 Razack, N. & Hadwall, H. “Professional Approaches: social work theories, methods and practices.” In Handbook of International Social Work, (Eds.) K. Lyons, M.C. Hokenstad, N. Huegler and M. Pawar. SAGE: UK, Chapter 8, 136-149.

2012

2012 Razack, N. “International Social Work.” Handbook of Social Work, (Eds.) M. Gray, J. Midgley and S. Webb. SAGE Publishers: UK, Chapter 45, 707-722.

2012

2011 Razack, N. “Racism and anti-racist strategies.” Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development and the Global Profession. New York: Oxford University Press, (Eds.) L.M. Healy & R. Link. Chapter 36, 237-242.

2011

2003. Razack, N. “Social Work with Caribbean-Canadians: postcolonial and critical race insights into practice”. In Cross-cultural social work practice with diverse ethno-racial communities. (Eds.) J. Graham & A. Al-Krenawi. Toronto:Oxford University, Chapter 14. Spring.

2003

2000. Razack, N. “Shifting positions: making meaning in social work”. In Breakthroughs in Practice: Theorising Critical Moments in Social Work. (Eds.) Lindsey Napier & Jan Fook. Australia: Whiting and Birch: London 116-130.

2000

2000. Razack, N. “Students at Risk in the Practicum.” in Fieldwork in the Human Services Practicum. (Eds.) Lesley Cooper & Lynne Briggs. Allen & Unwin: St. Leonards, NSW, Section 3, Chpt.1, pp. 243-258.

2000

1999. Razack, N. "Anti Oppressive Social Work: A Model for Field Education" in Professional Social Service Delivery in a Multicultural World. Eds. Gwat Yong-Lie & David Este. Canadian Scholars Press: Toronto, Chpt.15, pp.311-330.

1999

1995. Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary.

1995

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Razack, N. Healy, L.M. (2001) . International Social Work: Professional Action in an Independent World. In The Caribbean Journal of Social Work, Vol 1, March 2002, 118-121.

2002

Books

Publication
Year

2002. Razack, N. Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers, March.

2002

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Journal of Progressive Human Services,

2014

ISSN: 1042-8232 print/1540-7616 online
DOI: 10.1080/10428232.2014.855988

2014

Razack, N. & S. Almeida“Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” In Progress

2007

2006. Razack, N. “Challenges from the North American context: globalization and anti oppression” with Harjeet Badwall. International Social Work, 49(5), September

2006

2005. Razack, N. “Spatialized locations, identities and nationality in international work.” Revisions to be completed Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Vol 32, No 4, 87-104. December

2005

2003. Razack, N. "Critical race discourse and tenets for social work.” with Donna Jeffery. Canadian Social Work Review, 19(2), 257-272.

2003

2002. Razack, N. “A critical analysis of international placement exchanges.” International Social Work, 45(2), 251-265.

2002

2001. Razack, N. “Diversity and difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students.” Social Work Education, 19(2), 219-232.

2001

2000. Razack, N. “North South Collaborations: Effecting Transnational Perspectives for Social Work.” Journal of Progressive Human Services. 11(1), 71-91.

2000

1999. Razack, N. “Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Pedagogical Struggles and Challenges.” The British Journal of Social Work, 29(2), 231-250.

1999

Under Review Janes J., Ibhawoh B., Razack N. and Gilbert N. The Trouble with Triumph: Discourses of Governmentality in Mainstream Media Representations of Urban Youth, Journal of Progressive Human Services.


Conference Papers

Publication
Year

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012.

2012

2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15,

2011

2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March

2011

2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October

2010

2010 Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June.

2010

2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July

2009

2008 Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadoyne, & Okeke, P. “Collaborative research and indigenizing knowledge – building equitable North-South partnerships.” The Global South and Internationalization, 4th Symposium, York University, Toronto, March 6-7

2008

Razack, N. "Critical Reflections on International Development Internships and Placements” Opening remarks, International Development Association, February, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Teaching in the Age of Empire” 7th Annual Critical Race Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), “Transnational Racism and “The Right to Have Rights,” OISE/UT, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “The local-global dialectic: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work” 8th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Transgressions and omissions: decolonizing methodologies and pedagogical challenges for international social work course” International Social Work Conference, Boston Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, March, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2007

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: disparate voices and pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. CUPIDS/CASID session on “Teaching the Globe” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006 .

2006

Razack, N. Decolonizing the classroom: recognizing disparate voices and confronting pedagogical challenges in teaching international work. Bi-Annual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Santiago, Chile, August, 2006 Paper accepted.

2006

Razack, N., Almeida, S. and J. Petite. Resistance and containment: the emotional struggle to internalize ‘everyday’ antiracism” with Shana Almeida and Johanna Petite. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2006, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May-June, 2006.

2006

Razack, N. “Articulating Anti-oppressive Practice.” Advancing Social Work Praxis in an Era of Global Transformation, 7th Caribbean and International Social Work educators Conference, Georgetown, Guyana, July 18 – 22, 2005, Abstract accepted.

2005

Razack, N. “Challenges and complexities: minority and white academics ‘doing’ international work.” Critical Race Conference, Racial Violence and the Colour Line of the New World Order, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April, 2005. Abstract accepted.

2005

Razack, N. “Disaster and development.” With Akua Benjamin, Director, Ryerson School of Social Work, Ryerson University. 4th Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, London, May-June.

2005

Razack, N. “Hurricanes, Tsunami, and Terrorist Attacks: Roles for Social Work in Regional and Global Disasters.” Annual Council on Social Work Education Conference, One World, Many Cultures, New Challenges, New York, Feb-March, 2005.

2005

Razack, N. “Racial Power Dynamics in Field Education: A supervisory perspective.” Children Aid Societies, January, 2005.

2005

Razack, N. Invited speaker, “Accreditation standards: international perspectives.” Symposium with Gavin Rennie, New Zealand, Carolyn Noble, Australia, Letnie Rock, Barbados, Christine La Bonte, Germany. Jamaican Association of Social Workers and the University of the West Indies, Mona in conjunction with the International Association Schools of Social Work, Kingston, Jamaica. 2004.

2004

Razack, N. Chair, Roundtable on “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

2004

Razack, N. “Social work in higher education: international perspectives.” Narda Razack with International Scholars. Pre-conference symposium. “Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work” 2004 Congress, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 October.

2004

Razack, N. “Perils and possibilities: racism, nationalism and imperialism in international work.” Symposium on Experiential Education and Internationalization, November 4 and 5, York University. 2004.

2004

Razack, N. Tri-University Project, “Anti-oppression perspectives for Field Instructor.” Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, September, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. Plenary speaker: “Locating racism and imperialism in international social work.” 2nd Symposium, International Affairs Committee, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2003 Congress of Humanities and Social Science, May-June, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. “North-South connections in social work education." 6th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, University of the West Indies, Barbados. July, with Wendy Crook, Florida State University and Kathleen Valtonen, University of the West Indies. 2003.

2003

Razack, N. Invited Seminar Leader, “Race, oppression and counselling.” K-W Counselling Services. Part 1, November 13, Part 2, December 11, 2003.

2003

Razack, N. “A postcolonial analysis of international exchanges”. Critical Race Scholarship and the University, OISE/University of Toronto, April 25-28, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. Panel Discussant: “Beyond Tolerance: Building Anti-oppressive communities.” Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, September, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race and postcoloniality in international exchanges and research.” Conference on Connections and Complexities: Internationalization and Higher Education in Canada, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. February 1-2, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Contesting and complicating race, space, nationality and the helping process in international exchanges and research”. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, 2002, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, May.

2002

Razack, N. “Imagining the international: Contesting and complicating race, space, postcoloniality and helping in international exchanges”. Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Montpellier, France, July, 2002.

2002

Razack, N. “Practice with Caribbean-Canadians: history, culture, race, postcoloniality and differences.” 5th Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Nassau, Bahamas. August, 2001.

2001

Razack, N. “Youth and violence: perspectives from the Caribbean and North America.” Panel presentation, Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, Texas. March, 2001.

2001

Razack, N. “Building resources for Anti-Racist education in the profession: a case of social work education.” Panel presentation with faculty from five regions across Canada. Conference, End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

2000

Razack, N. “Re-thinking anti-racism for social work education.” Conference: End racism! Activism for the 21st century (ERA 21), Vancouver, B.C. November, 2000.

2000

Razack, N. “A critical examination of international student exchanges.” Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Mona, Jamaica, June 1999.

1999

Razack, N. “Diversity and Difference in the Field Education Encounter: Issues and Challenges of Racial Minority Students in Practicum.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

1998

Razack, N. “Teaching Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: Issues, Challenges and Future Prospects.” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Canadian Schools of Social Work, University of Ottawa, June, 1998.

1998

Razack, N. "A Transnational Perspective for Social Work." The 3rd Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Trinidad and Tobago, July 6-10, 1997.

1997

Razack, N. "Challenging the Boundaries: Building a Classroom Community from a Transnational Perspective." Learned Societies Conference, Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1997.

1997

1996. Razack, N. "Beginning Inclusivity: The First Interview." A time of restraint: social work education for a new generation. Conference on Field Education, held in conjunction with the Learned Societies Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton. Co-led with Amy Rossiter and Angela Raymond.

1996

Razack, N. "Bridging micro and macro approaches for social work practice with multicultural and multiethnic populations through innovative field work settings and international placements." Second Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana.1995.

1995

Razack, N. "Cultural Diversity in Field Education: A Practice Model for Enhancing Cross Cultural Practice." Presented at the Learned Societies Conference/Canadian Association Schools of Social Work, Calgary. 1994.

1994

2012 Razack, N. Reflections on teaching and learning abroad: decolonizing theory, pedagogy and practice from Southern and Western eyes. “Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact.” Biennial Congress: International Social Work and Social Development conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2012. 2011 Razack, N. The global marketing of social work students. “Building bridges towards Caribbean integration and social development.” 10th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Martinique 2011, July 11 –July 15, 2011 Razack, N. Fluidity and shifting knowledge: Examining and exploring the contested terrain of international social work in an era of internationalization. International Social Work Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Razack, N. Situating race, gender and nation: Navigating administration through the lens of postcolonial, spatial and critical race theory. “Race-Making and the State: Between Postracial Neoliberalism and Racialized Terrorism.” The 10th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton. October. Razack, N., Link, R. & Barretta-Herman, A. “Social Work Educators as Positive Destabilizers in Higher Education.” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : the Agenda, Hong Kong, June. 2009 Razack, N. Reproducing colonial hierarchies or building solidarity? Critiquing Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Biennial Conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators, Georgetown, Guyana, July Razack, N. Building solidarity or reproducing colonial hierarchies: Transnational/International Pedagogy and Research Collaborations. 9th Annual Critical Race Conference: "Compassion, Complicity and Conciliation: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of ‘Doing Good.’ Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, June.


Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Razack, N. “Transgressions and Omissions: decolonizing the pedagogy and practice of international social work at the Social Work Annual Research Symposium, School of Social Work, “A celebration of Research and Social Change” York University, May, 2007.

2007

2000. Razack, N. “Anti-racist training and materials in Canadian Schools of Social Work,” Joint conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montreal, Quebec, July 29 - August 2. With the Heritage Research Regional Team Leaders. Three hour workshop.

2000