Doris E. Buss
|Degrees:||B.A. (Carleton), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (British Columbia)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x. 8011|
|Office:||D486 LA (Loeb Building)|
Area of Interests
Gender and global governance; Gender, sexuality, and violence in the constitution of legal orders; Transnational governance dimensions of mining and resource extraction; Rural mining livelihoods and gender in sub-Saharan Africa; gender and epistemology.
Current Research Projects
1. Gender and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (Kenya, Sierra Leone and Mozambique): 2014–2021 (for more information and copies of publications: https://carleton.ca/africanstudies/research/artisanal-mining-and-gender-in-sub-saharan-africa-exploitation-miniere-artisanale-et-le-genre/)
Working with partners in Canada and Africa, Carleton Professor Blair Rutherford and I have been studying the gendered dimensions of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in these three countries as well as the gendered context of global resource governance (in one project) and in the second, connecting the research results with mining communities, national and transnational organizations and governments working on gender and resource governance.
2.“Gender and Global Governance: Beyond Co-optation and Confrontation” (with Shireen Hassim, Pablo Heidrich, Laura Macdonald, Lisa Mills, Blair Rutherford, and Ania Zbyszewska), Faculty of Public Affairs Research Team competition winner.
This explores questions about how, and with what effects, gender is taken up in resource governance and trade policy regimes, what understandings infuse ‘gender equality’ in selected sites, and whether the discourse of gender inclusion enables alternatives to mainstream economic models and conceptions of gender, labour and human rights, and if so, in what ways?
I am currently accepting graduate students working in the areas of: gender, critical and queer approaches to international law and politics; transnational law and global governance; law and development; law and Africa; armed conflict and gendered insecurity; global resource governance; feminist politics and sexual and gender-based violence
Graduate students (current and recent)
|Janoff||Queer Diplomacy: Homophobia, Human Rights and International Affairs||PhD Canadian Studies, committee member (in progress)|
|Tan||Child Soldiers||PhD Legal Studies (Committee Member) in progress|
|Hoogendam||Reacting to the Rise in Accountability Requirements: A Case Study of Status of Women Canada’s Women’s Program||PhD, Public Policy (Committee Member), in progress|
|Bromwich||Re:Reading Ashley: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Figures of Ashley as Girl in the Smith Case||PhD Legal Studies, with distinction; Senate Medal winner, committee member.2015|
|Sriyanchita Srinivasan||Women’s political protest, Manipur, India||MA Legal Studies, Thesis, supervisor, current|
|Sarah Kamba||Conflict to Peace: The Turn Towards Peacebuilding in Natural Resource Management and the Role of Supply Chain Certification||MA Legal Studies, 2019, Research Essay, supervisor|
|Nathan Taylor||A challenge to the discourse of development or development done differently: The discourse of experts in the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation||MA Political Economy, Thesis, Supervisor 2018|
|Danielle Mihok||“Governing at a Distance” Exploring the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Action Section 1502 through the lens of Tania Murray Li||MA Legal Studies, Research Essay, Supervisor 2017|
|Margaret Coligan||Legal Consciousness and Reporting Rape: An analysis of media responses to the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi,||MA Legal Studies, Research Essay, Supervisor 2015|
|Ida Dei||The Difference Between ‘Us and Them’, ‘Here and There’: The use of language in the international discourse on the Anti-homosexuality Bill||MA Legal Studies, Research Essay, Supervisor 2013|
|Hayley Flett||Are Refugees ‘Disappearing’? An analysis of exclusion technologies used in the Tamil Immigration and Refugee Board Decisions in Canada||MA Legal Studies, Thesis (with distinction), supervisor 2012|
Selected Recent Publications
Forthcoming “Gender and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining; Implications for Formalization”, Extractive Industries and Society, in production
Forthcoming 2020. (with Sarah Katz-Lavigne, Aluoka Otieno, Eileen Alma), ““Remember the Women of Osiri”: Women and Gender in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Migori County, Kenya”, Canadian Journal of African Studies (in production as of April 2019, doi 10.1080/00083968.2019.1677483).
Forthcoming 2020. (with Blair Rutherford) “Gendering Women’s Livelihoods in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: An Introduction”, Canadian Journal of African Studies
Forthcoming 2020 (second author, with Blair Rutherford) “Gendered Governance and Socio-Economic Differentiation among Women Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners in Central and East Africa”, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 4:1, 63-79, DOI 10.1080/23802014.2019.1646614
2018. “Conflict Minerals and Sexual Violence in Central Africa: Troubling Research”, Social Politics, 25(4): 545-567.