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Geraldine Pratt


Department of Geography
University of British Columbia
1984 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
V6T 1Z2

Recent Articles

Pratt, G and Kirby, E. 2003, “Performing Nursing: the B.C. Nurses’ Union Theatre Project” ACME, 2: 14-32.

Pratt, G. 2003, “Valuing Childcare: Troubles in Suburbia” Antipode, 35, 581-602. Reprinted in Life’s Work, (eds. K. Mitchell, S. Marston and C. Katz), Blackwell, 2004, pp. 164-184.

Pratt, G. and Yeoh, B. 2003, “Transnational (Counter) Topographies” Gender Place and Culture, 10, 159-166.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada, 2003, “Between Homes: Displacement and Belonging for Second Generation Filipino-Canadian Youths” B.C. Studies, 139, 41-68.

Walton-Roberts, M. and Pratt, G. 2005 “Mobile Modernities: A South Asian Family Negotiates Immigration: Gender, Sexuality and Class in Canada”, Gender Place and Culture, 12, 173-195.

Pratt, G. 2005 “Abandoned Women and Spaces of the Exception” (2005 Antipode Lecture) Antipode, 37(5). 1053-1078.

Pratt, G. and Johnston, C. 2007, “Turning Theatre into Law, and Other Spaces of Politics” Cultural Geographies, 14, 92-113.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with Philippines-Canada Task Force on Human Rights 2008, “International Accompaniment and Witnessing State Violence in the Philippines” Antipode, 40:5, 751-779.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of BC 2009,”Circulating Sadness: Witnessing Filipino Mothers’ Stories of Family Separation” Gender Place and Culture, 16, 3-22.

Pratt, G. and Johnson, C. 2009 “Translating Research into Theatre: Nanay: a testimonial play” B.C. Studies 163, 123-132. Reprinted in Popular Political Theatre and Performance. Julie Salverson (ed.) Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press (forthcoming).

Pratt, G. 2010 “Collaboration as feminist strategy” Gender Place and Culture 17, 43-48.

Pratt, G. 2010 “Nanay (Mother): a testimonial play” Cultural Geographies 17, 123-133.

Recent Book Chapters

Pratt, G. 2004. “Feminist Geographies: Spatialising Feminist Politics” in Envisioning Human Geography (ed. P. Cloke, P. Crang and M. Goodwin) Sage, 128-145,

Pratt, G. and R. M. San Juan, 2004, “In Search of the Horizon: Utopia in the The Truman Show and The Matrix” in Emancipatory Cities (ed. Loretta Lees). Sage, 192-206.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre, 2005, “From Migrant to Immigrant: Domestic Workers Settle in Vancouver, Canada” in Companion to Feminist Geography (eds. Lise Nelson and Joni Seager). Blackwell, 123-137.

Pratt, G. 2005, “Masculinity-Femininity” in Introducing Human Geographies, 2nd ed. (eds. Paul Cloke, Philip Crang, Mark Goodwin) Hodder Arnold, 96-109.

Pratt, G. and C. Johnston, 2007, “Putting Play to Work” in Politics and Practices in Economic Geography, (eds, A. Tickell, E. Sheppard, J Peck, and T Barnes), Sage, London.

Pratt, G. 2007 ““Das raumliche Imaginare eines globalen Feminismus” (Global Feminism’s Spatial Imaginaries) in Gender in Motion Dominique Grisard, Jana Haberlein, Anelis Kaiser, Sibylle Saxer (eds.) Campus Verlag: Frankfurt, New York, 81-101.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of B.C. and Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance, 2007 “Working with Migrant Communities: Collaborating with the Kalayaan Centre in Vancouver, Canada in Participatory Action Research Approaches and Methods: Connecting People, Participation and Place (Eds. Sara Kindon, Rachel Pain and Mike Kesby) Routledge, London,95-103.

Pratt. G. 2008, “Complexity and Connection” Feminisms in Geography: Space, Place and Environment. Edited by Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi. Rowman and Littlefield, Lantham, 68-74.

Pratt, G. in collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre of B.C. and Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance 2009 “Seeing Beyond the State: Towards Transnational Feminist Organizing” in Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis (Eds., Amanda Swarr and Richa Nagar) SUNY University Press, 65-86.

Lee, L. and G. Pratt “Migrant Stories” in Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects T. Cresswell and P. Merriman eds. Ashgate, forthcoming.





Economic sectors

Occupations in services - Domestic work

Content types

Policy analysis

Regulation domains

Right to change employer, Right to choose place of residence, Right to unionize, Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Newcomers integration programs, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, and Family reunification

Geographical focuses

Alberta and British Columbia

Spheres of activity

Geography and Political science