MA, PhD (OISE, University of Toronto)
Undergraduate Chair, Associate Professor - Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Office: Lawson Hall 3234
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 86941
Mothering and motherhood; feminist and critical race theories; grief and violence, particularly as they impact the lives of African Canadians
Lawson, Erica S. (2018). “Bereaved Black Mothers and Maternal Activism in the Racial State.” Feminist Studies, 44(3): 713-735.
Huff, S., Debbie Laliberte Rudman; Lilian Magalhães & Erica Lawson (2018). “Africana Womanism: Implications for Transformative Scholarship in Occupational Science,” Journal of Occupational Science, DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1493614. Published online August 9th, 2018; pp 1-13.
Patricia Hamilton, Erica Lawson, Crystal Gaudet, Jennifer Chisholm, Jaspreet Kaur & Susan Abercromby (2018) At the intersection of idealized youth and marginalized almost adulthood: how girls negotiate young motherhood in London, Ontario, Journal of Youth Studies, 21:9, 1182-1197, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2018.1451628. Published online March 15th, 2018.
Lawson, Erica (2017). How Women Bring about Peace and Change in Liberia.” The Conversation
Lawson, Erica. 2013. Precautionary Measures: Caribbean-Canadian Mothers, Daughters, and Sex Education. In Dorsia Smith Sliva and Simone A. James Alexander (eds.), Feminist and Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering, 118-128. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press. (Book chapter).
Lawson, Erica. 2013. "Disenfranchised Grief and Social Inequality: Bereaved African Canadians and Oppositional Narratives about the Violent Deaths of Friends and Family Members. Ethnic and Racial Studies (published online 24 May 2013).
Lawson, Erica. 2013. The Gendered Lives of Seven Jamaican Women in Canada: A Story about ?Here? and There in a Transnational Economy. Feminist Formations, 25(1): 138-156.
Verwaayen, Kim, Erica Lawson and Charmaine Crawford. 2013. Learning Exchanges: Searching Global Feminist Possibilities for Real Reciprocity in Study Away Opportunities for Students. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. (Open Access Journal). (30%) http://www.bjournal.co.uk/paper/BJASS_12_2/BJASS_12_02_05.pdf
Lawson, Erica. 2012. "Single Mothers, Absentee Fathers, and Gun Violence in Toronto: A Contextual Interpretation." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 41(7):805-828.
Lawson, Erica. 2012. "Feminist Pedagogies: The Textuality of the Racialized Body in the Feminist Classroom." Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, & Social Justice, 35(2): 107-117.
Gardez, F., Calzavara, L., Husbands, W., Tharao, E., Lawson E., Meyers, T., et. al. 2008. "Experiences of and Response to HIV Among African and Caribbean Communities in Toronto, Canada AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 20(6): 718-725.
Lawson, Erica. 2008. "The Politics and Pedagogy of Crash in the Postmodern Era: A Black Feminist Reflection." In Crash Politics and Antiracism: Interrogations of Liberal Race Discourse, eds. P. Howard and G. Dei (17-89). New York: Peter Lang.
"Single mothers and 'absent' fathers: An examination of Media Coverage of Gun-related Violence in Toronto." Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Development, Barbados, February, 2012.
"Immigration and Deportation Policies as Colonial Practice: A Look at Caribbean Immigrants in Canada." Re-thinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire, Slavery, Birmingham, England, July 2012.
"Globalization and Maternal Empowerment in Hard Times." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Scottsdale Arizona, October, 2011.
"Black Women as Public Intellectuals: The Case of the Seven Jamaican Women. Black Women as Public Intellectuals, Past, Present and Future." Symposium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, October, 2010.