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Habiba Zaman (she/her)
Habiba Zaman is a Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is also an associate member of SFU Labour Studies Program and an Honorary Research Associate of Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Zaman is the author of several books and reports including Breaking the Iron Wall: Decommodification and Immigrant Women’s Labor in Canada (2006), Asian Immigrants in “Two Canadas”: Racialization, Marginalization, and Deregulated Work (2012) and Workplace Rights for Immigrants in BC: The Case of Filipino Workers (2007). Zaman has edited a journal volume titled Migration of Bengalis to Canada: History, Settlement, Identity, and Activism in the Alternate Routes (2019). In 2017, Zaman organized a national conference entitled Canada 150: Migration of Bengalis—the first ever documentation of migration of Bengalis to Canada. She was a Board member of South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD) and South Asian Film Education Society (SAFES) for a decade.
PhD in Anthropology, University of Manitoba, Canada
MA in Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
MA in Political Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
BA (Hon’s) in Political Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
GSWS 314 Race, Gender and Class
GSWS 309 Gender and International Development
Migration of Bengalis to Canada Conference Proceedings 2018
Canadian South Asian Youth Conference Proceedings 2019
Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion International Workshop Proceedings 2021
2012 Asian Immigrants in “Two Canadas”: Racialization, Marginalization, and Deregulated Work. Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 127 pages.
2006 Breaking the Iron Wall: Decommodification and Immigrant Women’s Labor in Canada. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (A Division of Rowman and Littlefield Publisher), 185 pages.
1996 Women and Work in a Bangladesh Village. Dhaka: Narigrantha Prabartana/Feminist Bookstore, 1996, 148 pages.
2019 Migration of Bengalis to Canada: History, Settlement, Identity, and Activism. (Principal editor), Alternate Routes, Vol. 30 (1), 169 pages.
2013 South Asian Skilled Immigrants in Greater Vancouver: Formal and Informal Sources of Support and Settlement, second author Syeda Nayab Bukhari (PhD Candidate GSWS), Metropolis British Columbia, Centre of Excellent for Research on Immigrants and Diversity (online publication), 55 pages.
2007 Workplace Rights for Immigrants in BC: The Case of Filipino Workers, Second authors: Cecilia Diocson and Rebecca Scott. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Vancouver, Canada. 48 pages—print & online— 20,000 copies downloaded in 2008.
Refereed Journals/Book Chapters
2012 “Labouring Practices: Canada” (Invited), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Brill USA online Reference Works, General Editor: Suad Joseph.
2011 “The Political Economy of Asian Immigrant Labour in Canada: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class, pp. 361-375, in Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class and Caste. Abdul R. Janmohamed (Ed.). New Delhi: Routledge.
2010 “Racialization and Marginalization of Immigrants: A New Wave of Xenophobia in Canada” (Invited), Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 66 (November), pp. 163-182.
2010 “Pakistani Skilled/Educated Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploratory Study”, Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 1-29.
2007 “Neo-Liberal Policies and Immigrant Women in Canada,” in Simon Lee and Stephen McBride (ed.) Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance, pp. 145-153. The Netherlands: Springer Book.
2004 “Transnational Migration and the Commodification of Im/migrant Female Labourers in Canada,” International Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 29, pp. 41- 61.
· Transnational Migration
· Labour Mobility
· Immigrants and Settlement in Canada
· Race, Gender and Class
· Global South and Social Movements
· South Asia
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