New Articles by YCAR Associates

Elena Chou (Sociology) and Anna M. Agathangelou (Politics) are contributors to a recently-published collection—The Art of Global Power: Artwork and Popular Cultures as World-Making Practices—edited by Emily Merson (University of Regina). The authors consider artwork and popular cultures as crucial sites of contesting and transforming power relationships in world politics. They draw on their experiences across arts, activist and academic communities to analyze how the global politics of colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy are expressed and may be transformed through popular cultures and artistic labour. Elena’s chapter focuses on hybrid/fusion music and the cosmopolitan imaginary, and Anna’s considers at Muammar al-Qaddafi’s radical dress and his sunglasses. More about the book, published by Routledge, at:

Nazilla Khanlou’s (Nursing) commentary with Brenda Orazietti on “Nurses respond to COVID-19 pandemic: Mental health support for frontline nurses,” was just published (Open Access) in the Journal of Concurrent Disorders. It is available at:

She is co-author of a scoping review of the literature on barriers and facilitators to access and utilization of digital technology, in support of age-related transition needs of young adults with developmental disabilities. The Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities’ article is available at:

Her article, “Call for a Canadian Public Mental Health System: Transformative Change amid a Global Pandemic,” is now available on the Concurrent Disorders Society website: 

Bernard Lightman (Humanities) is co-editor of a newly released book, Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities (University of Chicago Press). Periodicals played a vital role in the developments in science and medicine that transformed nineteenth-century Britain. Proliferating from a mere handful to many hundreds of titles, they catered to audiences ranging from gentlemanly members of metropolitan societies to working-class participants in local natural history clubs. The essays in this volume set the historical exploration of the scientific and medical periodicals of the era on a new footing, examining their precise function and role in the making of nineteenth-century science and enhancing our vision of the shifting communities and practices of science in the period.  More about the collection at:

Elizabeth Lunstrum (Geography) and co-author Nicia Giva’s (Eduardo Mondlane University) new article in Biological Conservation considers economic inequality as a main driver of illicit hunting, rather than poverty. “What drives commercial poaching? From poverty to economic inequality” can be accessed at

Libby and Nicia’s research is part of the Canadian Conservation in Global Context: Intersections with Asia and Africa, which is based at YCAR and explores how conservation practice, understood as inclusive of large-scale governance and day-to-day management, has been rescaled within Canadian national parks and with what impact, and to situate this globally through a comparative analysis with established research sites in Thailand, Mozambique and South Africa. More information at:

Cary Wu (Sociology) is co-author of a new study that recommends scientific journals invite women academics to comment on published work. Published in PLOS ONE, the study supports the theory that women are disadvantaged across the stages of academic publishing, including collaboration, peer-reviewing, readership, citation and in media coverage. Read more at: