Alison Crosby

Associate Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University

Alison Crosby is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Director of the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. Her research and publications use an anti-racist anti-colonial feminist lens to explore survivors’ multifaceted struggles for agency and subjectivity in the aftermath of militarized violence. She is currently completing a book manuscript with Professor M. Brinton Lykes on gender and reparation in Guatemala, based on four years of feminist participatory action research with Mayan women survivors of violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). And with Dr. Malathi de Alwis, she is exploring memorialization as a site of contestation in Guatemala and Sri Lanka in a project entitled The inhabitance of loss: A transnational feminist project on memorialization, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Guatemala

Keywords: Transitional justice; gender, violence and trauma; memory and memorialization; anti-racist feminist participatory action research