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1. Thiyagarajah, Nayani. "I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests.

Degree: MA -MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015, York University

Public activism in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora was demonstrated by the mass protests held in Toronto in 2009, in the months leading to the end of civil war Sri Lanka. Following the protests, research focusing on increased transnational participation, public performance of Tamil identities, and personal post-war feelings has emerged. Still, very little attention has been given to self-identified womyn’s narratives and reflections. This paper and film focus on the experiences of second-generation Sri Lankan Tamil womyn , speaking specifically to gendered diasporic imaginations, subjectivities, and possible transformations produced through participation or non-participation in the 2009 protests. It argues how both protest and silence, in a transnational context, work to disrupt narratives of nationhood suggested by Canada, Sri Lanka, and the former de-facto state of Tamil Eelam. Advisors/Committee Members: Ford-Smith, Honor (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: South Asian studies; Women's studies; Performing arts; Tamil; Women; Girl; South Asian; Diaspora; Activism; Protest; Autoethnography; Film; Performativity

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APA (6th Edition):

Thiyagarajah, N. (2015). "I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests. (Masters Thesis). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30116

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thiyagarajah, Nayani. “"I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests.” 2015. Masters Thesis, York University. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30116.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thiyagarajah, Nayani. “"I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests.” 2015. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Thiyagarajah N. "I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. York University; 2015. [cited 2019 Jul 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30116.

Council of Science Editors:

Thiyagarajah N. "I Can Hear Her Breathing…": Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Womyn Reflect on the 2009 Toronto Tamil Protests. [Masters Thesis]. York University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30116

2. Ali, Muna. "Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY.

Degree: MA -MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019, York University

This research presents and analyses the experiences of second-generation Somali women in Toronto, and argues that there is a significant gap in research about young Somali-Canadian women, and the way they utilize different strategies to manage their multiple and hyphenated identities in order to negotiate social and political spaces for themselves. Through organizations like Gashanti UNITY, with their Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future motto, young Somali women have taken ownership of their own narratives, through the sharing of their experiences and aspirations. This research seeks to examine and understand specifically the experiences of young self-identified Black, Muslim, Somali, Canadian women, drawing on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, as well as Intersectionality and Black feminist theory. It highlights ways in which these young women resist and subvert multiple forms of oppression, including, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and sexism. This thesis concludes with suggestions for further research that considers the lives and contributions of young Somalis in Canadian society. Keywords: Somali, Women, African, Black, Canadian, Identity, Intersectionality, Black Feminist Thought, race, gender, Islam, islamophobia. Advisors/Committee Members: Dlamini, Nombuso (advisor), Davis, Andrea (advisor), Ford-Smith, Honor (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Cultural anthropology; Somali; Women; African; Black; Canadian; Identity; Intersectionality; Black Feminist Thought; Race; Gender; Islam; Islamophobia

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APA (6th Edition):

Ali, M. (2019). "Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY. (Masters Thesis). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35800

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ali, Muna. “"Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY.” 2019. Masters Thesis, York University. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35800.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ali, Muna. “"Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY.” 2019. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Ali M. "Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. York University; 2019. [cited 2019 Jul 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35800.

Council of Science Editors:

Ali M. "Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY. [Masters Thesis]. York University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35800

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