Canadian South Asian Youth Conference Proceedings: Gender, Identity, Sexuality, and Activism


Habiba Zaman (ed)
Simon Fraser University
Sanzida Habib (ed)
University of British Columbia


This one-day conference, titled Canadian South Asian Youth: Gender, Identity, Sexuality, and Activism, was held at Simon Fraser University (SFU) Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver on April 6th, 2019.

ISBN: 978-1-77287-068-8


  • Complete Proceedings
    Habiba Zaman, Sanzida Habib
  • Front Matter
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction to the Conference Proceedings: Canadian South Asian Youth: Gender, Identity, Sexuality, and Activism
    Habiba Zaman, Sanzida Habib
  • Beyond Mangoes and Coconuts: Thinking Critically about South Asian Representations, Responsibilities, and Relations
    Harsha Walia
  • The Secrets of the Surrey Girl and the Surrey Jack: Settler-Hybrid Identities and the Creation of Stereotypes of South Asian Youths in Surrey, B.C.
    Aneesha Grewal
  • My Identity, My Music
    Akhil Dattani-Jobanputra
  • Born Brown; Raised White
    Maisha Haque
  • Surrey Jacks: A Violent Protest Masculinity
    Harpreet Kaur Mander
  • Trails of Murder, Tears of Grief: Understanding Violent Crimes against Second Generation Coconuts
    Veronica Sudesh
  • South Asia over the Years: Colonialism and Queer Desire
    Bidushy Rahman
  • How did I Get Here? R Reflections of an Introverted Activist
    Leena Hasan
  • A Pathway to Effective Activism: Replacing Charity and Equality with Justice and Equity
    Ishmam Bhuiyan
  • Myth, Metaphor, and Religious Understandings: Punjabi Beliefs of the Environment
    Rajdeep Dhadwal
  • Disrupting the Discourse: A Pathway Toward Decolonizing and Diversifying the Canadian Classroom
    Avanti Haque
  • A Feminist in the Making
    Amrit Dhillon
  • A Report on the Conference
    Veronica Sudesh, Sanzida Habib
  • Conference Program


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Author Biographies

Habiba Zaman, Simon Fraser University

Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Sanzida Habib, University of British Columbia

Research Associate, Center for India and South Asia Research


December 16, 2019