W PhD Candidate Geography
Research Interests Feminist geopolitics, queer theory, gender, sexuality, violence, militarization

Provisional Dissertation Title: Death and Resistance: Queerness in the face of violence and impunity in Guerrero, Mexico 

 Recent Publications:

Payne, William. 2015. “Death-squads contemplating queers as citizens: What Colombian paramilitaries are saying.” Gender, Place and Culture. Accessed April 11, 2015. doi: 10.1080/0966369X.2015.1013442

Bain, Alison, William Payne and Jaclyn Isen. 2015. “Rendering a Neighbourhood Queer.” Social and Cultural Geography 16: 424-443. Accessed April 11, 2015. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2014.991750

Ravecca, Paulo and William Payne. 2011. “Trade and Investment-Induced Population Displacement in Latin America – Workshop Report.” CERLAC Colloquia Paper Series. Accessed April 11, 2015.

Payne, William. 2011. “Gay Activist Murdered in Mexico.” Xtra (Online Version), June 24. Accessed April 11, 2015.

Payne, William. comp. 2009. “What Role for Canada in the Americas? Statement of the Americas Policy Group.” Canadian Council for International Co-operation. April 15.

Payne, William. 2008. “On Silence, Closets and Liberation.” in 118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq, edited by Tricia Gates Brown, 125-134. Toronto: Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Payne, William. 2007. “La violencia de los grupos armados al margen de la ley motivada por homophobia: una investigación del fenómeno en el context del conflict armado en Colombia.” Masters diss., Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). Accessed April 11, 2015.

Payne, William. 2005. “People of Faith Occupy a Military Base.” in Getting in the Way: Stories from Christian Peacemaker Teams, edited by Tricia Gates Brown, 113-124. Waterloo: Herald Press.

Payne, William. 2002. “Gunboat Diplomacy in Canada.” in Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future of Canada, edited by John Bird et al. 223-226. Toronto: Irwin Publishing.

Conference Presentations

Payne, William. “Trans/itioning to Democracy in Colombia? An Analysis of the Supposed Post-Conflict Moment in Light of Ongoing Violence against Trans-women and other Queers,” Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice: A One-Day Conference, Nathanson Centre on Transitional Human Rights, Crime and Security, Osgoode Hall, York University (Toronto), October 31, 2014.

Payne, William. “Governmentality, performativity and sexuality: A Scholarly consideration of a drag show in a prison,” Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division Annual Meeting, October 25, 2014.

Payne, William and Oscar Torres Arroyo. “Beyond the Metropole: Theorizing Queerness and the Urban in Acapulco, Mexico, ”Association of American Geographers Annual Mtg (Tampa), April 11, 2014.

Payne, William. “Muerte y resistencia: Lo queer ante la violencia y la impunidad,” Centro de Investigación y Posgrado en Estudios Socioterritoriales, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (Chilpancingo, Mexico), February 8, 2013

Payne, William. “Death-squads contemplating queers as citizens: What Colombian paramilitaries are saying,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (NYC), February 13, 2012.

Simmons, Alan and William Payne. “Violence and Forced Migration in Latin America: The Causes of Forced Displacement from a Migration Systems Perspective,” International Workshop: Trade and Investment-Induced Population Displacement in Latin America (Centre for Refugee Studies and Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, York University), November 13, 2011.

Bain, Alison, William Payne, Jaclyn Isen and Sarah Shepherd. “Creating queer neighbourhoods: competing visions,” International RC21 Conference, July 9, 2011.

Payne, William. “Performing research across borders: Reflections of a middle-aged fag from the global north,” LGBT/Queer Studies: Toward Trans/national Scholarly and Activist Kinships (Syracuse University – conference held in Madrid, Spain), July 4, 2011.

Payne, William. “Social Cleansing: Organized Homophobic Violence in Colombia,” First International Conference on LGBT Human Rights (Montreal), July 28, 2006.

Payne, William. “Social cleansing in armed conflict zones: Experiences of sexual minorities in Colombia,” Forum for International Peace and Understanding (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), October 22, 2005.