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Sherene Razack
Professor Emerita

phone: (416) 978-0017

Social Justice Education

Comparative, International and Development Education

Academic History

Ph.D. (1989) University of Toronto, Education.
M.A. (1979) University of Ottawa, History.
B.A. Hons. (1977) University of British Columbia, History.
Diplome d'tudes Franaises (1976) Universit d'Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France.

Teaching Overview


1923 Racial Violence and the Law: Issues for Educators
3905 Race, Space and Knowledge Production

Representative Publications


2015  Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2014   Co-editor with Suvendrini Perera. At The Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

2011    La Chasse Aux Musulmans. Evincer Les Musulmans de L’Espace Politique.Montreal: Lux Editeur. [French translation of Casting Out including a preface to the French edition.]

2010    Co-editor with Malinda Smith and Sunera Thobani. States of Race: Critical Race feminism for the 21st Century. Toronto: Between the Lines.

2008, 2009  Casting Out: Race and the Eviction of Muslims From Western Law and Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2004    Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism. University of Toronto Press.

2002, Editor. Race, Space and the Law: Unmapping a white settler society. Toronto: Between the Lines
1998, 1999, 2001. 2006 Looking white people in the eye: gender, race and culture in courtrooms and classrooms. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
1991 Canadian feminism and the law: The women's legal education and action fund and the pursuit of equality. Toronto: Second Story Press. 


Research Grants and Contracts


Social Science and Humanities Research Council(SSHRC Partnership Development Grant)

Racial Violence in Settler Societies: An interactive multi-media site of state violence against Indigenous and Racialized people ($175,800.)

Honours and Awards

2008 University of Toronto Connaught Fellowship
2006 Counterpunchs Edward Said award for the ten top books on empire, given for Dark Threats and White Knights
2005 American Association of Political Science, best book on comparative racial and ethnic research, given for Dark Threats and White Knights.
2003 Canadian Association of Law and Society, Award for best article published in Canadian Journal of Law and Society 2000-2002. Award given for article Gendered Racial Violence and Spatialized Justice.
2002 University of Toronto Connaught Fellowship
1999 Honourable mention for Looking White People in the Eye, Outstanding Books 1998, Gustavus Myers Centre for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.