PAYNE, WILLIAM

 
W PhD Candidate Geography
Research Interests Feminist geopolitics, queer theory, gender, sexuality, violence, militarization
Email wpayne1@yorku.ca

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

 Recent Publications:

Payne, William. Under review. Endowed with a visual archive: Encountering LGBTTTI pride in a small Mexican state capital. Urban Studies.

Payne, William and Michele Millard. 2019. Disseminating Knowledge in the Digital Age: The case of the Refugee Research Network. In Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement. McGrath, Susan and Jullie E. E. Young (eds.) Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press.

Payne, William. 2019. The Researcher-witness of Violence against Queers: One Scholar-activist’s Pathway through Lament. in Grieving Witnesses: The Politics of Grief in the Field. Kathryn A. Gillespie and Patricia J Lopez (eds.) Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Hyndman, Jennifer, William Payne and Shauna Jimenez. 2017. Private Refugee Sponsorship in Canada. Forced Migration Review 54.

Hyndman, Jennifer, William Payne and Shauna Jimenez. 2017. The State of Private Refugee Sponsorship in Canada: Trends, Issues, and Impacts. Policy Brief submitted to the Government of Canada. Refugee Research Network/Centre for Refugee Studies. Jan 20.

Fem-Mentee Collective (Alison L. Bain, Rachael Baker, Nicole Laliberté, Alison Milan, William J. Payne, Léa Ravensbergen and Dima Saad). 2017. Emotional masking and spill-outs in the neoliberalized university: a feminist geographic perspective on mentorship. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Payne, William and Dina Taha. 2017. Human Trafficking – Annotated Bibliography. Refugee Research Network.

Payne, William and Dina Taha. 2017. Challenging Violence Against Women – Annotated Bibliography. Refugee Research Network.

Bain, Alison and William Payne. 2016. Queer De-participation in the Co-production of Scholarly Knowledge. Qualitative Research 16 (3): 330-340.

Payne, William. 2016. There’s only one winner in the ‘war on drugs’, in Canadian Dimension 50(1): 38-39. Book review of Drug War Capitalism by Dawn Paley (AK Press, 2014).

Payne, William and Billy Ilunga Kalenga. 2016. Addressing Newcomer Mental Health in Settlement – Annotated Bibliography. Refugee Research Network.

Taha, Dina, William Payne and Billy Ilunga Kalenga. 2016. Racism and Oppression in Settlement – Annotated Bibliography. Refugee Research Network.

Payne, William. 2016. Family Support Services – Annotated Bibliography. Refugee Research Network.

Payne, William. 2015. Review of ‘For Institutional Ethnography: Geographical Approaches to Institutions and the Everyday,’ by Emily Billo and Alison Mountz, in IE Newsletter: Institutional Ethnography Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Vol 12(3): Pp. 2-3.

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. http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/Payne&Ravecca.pdf

Payne, William. 2011. “Gay Activist Murdered in Mexico.” Xtra (Online Version), June 24. Accessed April 11, 2015. http://dailyxtra.com/canada/news/gay-activist-murdered-in-mexico-51789

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. http://racimo.usal.edu.ar/24/

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. “Endowed with a Visual Archive: Encountering an LGBTTTI Sector in Southern Mexico Through Images of Pride Marches”, Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference (Toronto): Shaping Justice and Sustainability within and beyond the City’s Edge, April 5, 2018.

Payne, William. “‘The closet’ and ‘the girl child’: Insights into the Homonational State through Folk Art Masks,” Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference: Decolonising geographical knowledges: Opening geography out to the world (London), August 31, 2017.

Payne, William and Susan McGrath. ” Disseminating Knowledge in the Digital Age: The Case of the Refugee Research Network ,” Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Conference – Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development (Winnipeg), May 11, 2016.

Payne, William, “Queerness in the Face of Violence and Impunity in Guerrero, Mexico,” University of Toronto Mark S. Bonham Centre for Diversity Studies “Sex Salon”: Citizenship, Migration, and Violence, October 29, 2015.

Payne, William, “Queers in a Mexican Prison: Immobility meets Impunity in the Sally Port,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (Chicago), April 21, 2015.

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.