STAMPEDE: Misogyny, White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism
Coming in April 2021!
Available to pre-order now from Fernwood Publishers.
This project examines the settler colonial roots of the Calgary Stampede and uses its centennial celebration in 2012 to explore how the event continues to influence life on the streets and in the bars and boardrooms of Canada’s fourth-largest city. Using a variety of cultural material - photography, print advertisements, news coverage, poetry, and social media - Williams asks who gets to be part of the “we” in the Stampede’s slogan “We’re Greatest Together,” and who doesn’t.
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia: A Companion Reader, ed. Laura Kressly, Aida Patient, and Kimberly A. Williams.
Currently under contract with Routledge, this interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays will serve as a supplementary text to Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play, Emilia. Critically acclaimed and beloved by audiences, this innovative and ground-breaking show is a speculative history, an imaginative (re)telling of the life of English Renaissance poet Aemilia Bassano Lanyer, who in addition to having been the first woman in England to write and publish her own poetry (Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum in 1611), is a chief contender for having been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Featuring essays informed by feminist, critical race, queer, and intersectional analyses, this user-friendly volume of criticism and analysis will enable students and their teachers to consider the play’s context, related issues, and major themes from a wide variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Based on ongoing archival research, this is Calgary's only walking tour of its historical adult consensual sex trade industry! Offered during the summer months since 2017, all donations support Shift Calgary.
Books + Policy White Paper
Articles + Chapters
- "Gender Matters at the Centennial Calgary Stampede," in Victoria Kannen and Neil Shyminsky, eds. The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture. Canadian Scholars Press, 2019.
- "Marching, Teaching, and Crossing Borders: A Transnational Conversation," with Jennifer Nish and L.A. Saraswati, in Saraswati, L.A., and Barbara Shaw, eds. Feminist and Queer Theory : An Intersectional and Transnational Reader. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- "Women@Web: Cyber Sexual Violence in Canada,” in Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, ed. L. A. Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. Oxford University Press, 2017.
- "The Vagina Monologues: Theoretical, Pedagogical and Geopolitical Concerns," in Transnational Borderlands in Women's Global Networks: The Making of Cultural Resistance, eds. Clara Roman-Odio and Marta Sierra. Palgrave MacMillon, 2011.
- “Crime, Corruption, and Chaos: Sex Trafficking and the ‘Failure’ of U.S. Russia Policy,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13.1 (March 2011): 1–24.
- “The Cultural Politics of Cold War: The International Spy Museum and the Post-9/11 U.S. Security State," in The Politics of Cultural Programming in Public Spaces, eds. Robert Gehl and Victoria Watts, pp. 96-110. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.