Canadian Society; Feminist Research Methods; Gender and Society; Immigration and Racialization; Social Inequality
Intersections of gender, sexuality, racialization and class;
Processes of immigration and settlement in Canada;
Gender, racialization, work and trade unions.
Current Research Activities
“Growing up African-Canadian in Metro Vancouver: Child Migrants Negotiate Adulthood”, a project that investigates the long-term integration, identities and belonging among the 2nd generation in the new African diaspora (funded by SSHRC). A book manuscript is under review: “‘Where are you from?’: Growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver”.
“African Immigrant and Refugee Families’ Resilience in Transnational Contexts: A Pan African Collaboration for Excellence Research Agenda” (funded by the University of Alberta Kule Institute for Advanced Studies Cluster Grant). This project examines strategies of resilience developed by immigrants and refugees from Africa in four Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.
“Promoting the Transition to Postsecondary Education for African Youth with Refugee Backgrounds in Canadian Schools”, a SSHRC Insight Grant proposal. This study will identify school resources, barriers, and strategies as African youth with refugee backgrounds navigate access to postsecondary education in six provinces (B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland).
Gillian Creese, 2011. The New African Diaspora in Vancouver: Migration, Exclusion and Belonging. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Gillian Creese and Wendy Frisby, 2011. Editors, Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Recent Refereed Journal Articles:
Gillian Creese, forthcoming. “Growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver: Racialization, Gender and Sexuality”, Canadian Journal of Sociology.
Gillian Creese. 2018. “‘Where are you from?’ Racialization, Belonging and Identity Among Second-Generation African-Canadians”, Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI 10.1080/01419870.2018.1484503.
Gillian Creese. 2015. “Growing up where ‘no one looked like me’: Gender, race, hip hop and identity in Vancouver”, Gender Issues, Volume 32, No. 3: 201-219.
Gillian Creese. 2013. “Gender, Generation and Identities in Vancouver’s African Diaspora”, Africa Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World. Volume 6, No. 2: 155-178.
Gillian Creese and Brandy Wiebe. 2012. “Survival Employment: Gender and deskilling among African immigrants in Canada, International Migration, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2012: 56-76.
Gillian Creese. 2010. “Erasing English language competency: African immigrants in Vancouver, Canada”, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 11, No. 3, 2010: 295-313.
Recent Book Chapters:
Gillian Creese, 2018. “Immigrant Youth Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity”, in Immigrant Youth in Canada: Theoretical Approaches, Practical Issues and Professional Perspectives, edited by Stacey Wilson-Forsberg and Andrew Robinson. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 306-321.
Gillian Creese and Veronica Strong-Boag, 2017. “Downsizing equality 2001-2011: The best place on earth for whom?” in The Campbell Revolution: Power and Politics in British Columbia from 2001-2011, edited by Jason Lacharite and Tracy Summerville. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 165-176.
Brenda Beagan and Gillian Creese, 2017. “Reproducing the Gender Wage Gap: Work, Inequality and Neoliberalism” in Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage, Sixth Edition, edited by Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz and Monica Hwang. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 208-222.
Gillian Creese, 2016. “African Diasporas in Canada”, in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race,Ethnicity, and Nationalism, edited by John Stone, Xiaoshou Hou, Routledge Dennis, Polly Rizova and Anthony Smith. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley Online Library: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118663202).
Gillian Creese, 2015. “Gendered Diasporas Across Generations: the New African Diaspora in Vancouver” in Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson and Amy Kraler, editors, The Gendered Society Reader, Third Canadian Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 111-117.
Gillian Creese, Isabel Dyck and Arlene Tigar McLaren, 2014. “Gender, generation and the ‘immigrant family’: Negotiating migration processes” in Bonnie Fox, editor, Family Patterns, Gender Relations, fourth edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2014: 386-398.
Gillian Creese, Edith Ngene Kambere and Mambo Masinda, 2013. “Voices of African Immigrant and Refugee Youth: Negotiating Migration and Schooling in Canada”, in Immaculee Harushimana, Chinwe Ikpeze and Shirley Mthethwa-Sommers, editors, African-born Educators and Students in Transnational America: Reprocessing Race, Language and Ability. New York: Peter Lang: 169-184.
Isabel Dyck, Gillian Creese and Arlene Tigar McLaren, 2011. “The problem of ‘human capital’: Gender, place and immigrant household strategies of reskilling in Vancouver, Canada”, Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration, Albert Kraler (Ed), IMISCOE book series, Amsterdam University Press: 97-113.
Gillian Creese, 2011. “Negotiating Migration, Destabilizing Masculine Identities”, in Jason Laker, editor, Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities: An Introductory Reader. Don Mills: Oxford University Press: 292-306.
Wendy Frisby and Gillian Creese, 2011. “Unpacking relationships in feminist community research”, in Creese and Frisby, editors, Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press: 1-15.
Gillian Creese, Wendy Frisby, Xin Huang and Edith Kambere, 2011. “Working across race, language and culture with African and Chinese immigrant communities”, in Creese and Frisby, editors, Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press: 89-108.
Gillian Creese and Wendy Frisby, 2011. “Reflections: Promises and limits of feminist community research”, in Gillian Creese and Wendy Frisby, editors, Feminist Community Research: Case Studies and Methodologies. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press: 232-236.