[ Download CV – updated 11-2020]


Sharma, Nandita, 2020. Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants, Durham, NC: Duke University Press. ISBN: 978-1-4780-0095-2. [Book Discussion with Joseph Nevins]

Sharma, Nandita, 2006. Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN: 9780802048837


Sharma, Nandita, 1997 (ed). The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Voter’s Guide: A Women’s Agenda for Social Justice. Lorimer and Co.: Toronto.


Cornelia Schweppe and Nandita Sharma (eds), 2015, Focus Topic on “Borders, Transborders, No Borders: Problematizing The ‘Figure Of The Migrant’“, Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal. 5(1).

Anderson, Bridget, Nandita Sharma and Cynthia Wright (eds.), 2011, Special Issue on “No Borders As a Practical Political Project” Refuge, 26:2 (dated Fall 2009).

Peggy Antrobus, Brenda Cranney, Ana Isla, Angela Miles, Patricia E. (Ellie) Perkins, Linda Christiansen Ruffman, Nandita Sharma, Shannon Storey, Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp, 2002. Special Issue on “Women, Globalization and International Trade,” Canadian Woman Studies. Vol.21, Nos. 3 & 4 (Spring/Summer).


Sharma, Nandita. 2021 “Against National Sovereignty: The Postcolonial New World Order and the Containment of Decolonization.” Studies in Social Justice. 14(2): 391-409.

Sharma, Nandita. 2020 “The Global Covid-19 Pandemic and the Need to Change Who We Think “We” Are.” Theory and Event.

Sharma, Nandita. “Bridging the Conceptual Separation of Slavery, Immigration Controls, and Mass Incarceration.” Citizenship Studies.

Sharma, Nandita. 2020 “Against National Sovereignty: The Postcolonial New World Order and the Containment of Decolonization.” Studies in Social Justice.

Ann McNevin, Nicholas De Genova, Julia Eckert, and Nandita Sharma, 2020. “Membership,” Environment and Planning C: Politics & Space, Symposium on “Minor Keywords of Political Theory: Migration as a Critical Standpoint.” 

Raithelhuber, Eberhard, Schröer, Wolfgang, and Nandita Sharma, 2018. “The Intersection of Social Protection and Mobilities: A Move Towards a ‘Practical Utopia’ Research Agenda,” Mobilities. 13 (5): 685-701.

Sharma, Nandita, 2017. “ ‘The New Order of Things’: Immobility as Protection in the Regime of Immigration,” Anti-Trafficking Review, (September) 9: 31-47

Anderson, Bridget, Nandita Sharma and Cynthia Wright, 2011, “Editorial: Why No Borders?” Refuge (Special Issue on “No Borders As a Practical Political Project”), 26:2.

Sharma, Nandita and Cynthia Wright, 2009. “Decolonizing Resistance, Challenging Colonial States,” Social Justice, 35:3. pp.120-138.

Sharma, Nandita, 2007. “A Dot and a Line: ‘Race’, Space and the Making of a Global Apartheid,” Cultural Studies Monthly, Issue No.71 (August). pp.39-53.

Sharma, Nandita, 2005. “Anti-Trafficking Rhetoric in the Making of Global Apartheid,” National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Special Issue: States of Insecurity and the Gendered Politics of Fear 17:3 (Fall), pp.88-112.

Sharma, Nandita, 2005. “Nationalism and the Making of a Global Apartheid,” Women and Environments International Magazine No. 68-69 (Fall).

Sharma, Nandita, 2003. “Travel Agency: A Critique of Anti-Trafficking Campaigns,” Refuge. 21:3 (May), pp.53-65.

Sharma, Nandita, 2002. “Immigrant and Migrant Workers in Canada: Labour Movements, Racism and the Expansion of Globalization,” Canadian Woman Studies (Special Issue on Women, Globalization and International Trade) 21: 3 (Winter), pp.18-25.

Baines, Donna and Nandita Sharma, 2002. “Is Citizenship a Useful Concept in Social Policy Work? Non-Citizens: The Case of Migrant Workers in Canada,” Studies in Political Economy. No.69 (Autumn), pp-75-107. (Re-printed in Vivian, Shalla (ed). Working in a Global Era: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, pp.203-222.)

Sharma, Nandita, 2002. “Open the Borders!” Fireweed. Special issue: Women, Race, War and Resistance. No. 77.

Sharma, Nandita, 2001. “On Being Not Canadian: The Social Organization of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada,” The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 38:4 (November). pp. 415-439.

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “‘Race’, Class and Gender and the Making of ‘Difference’: The Social Organization of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal (Special Issue: “Whose Canada Is It? Immigrant Women, Women of Colour, Citizenship and Multiculturalism”. 24:2 (Winter), pp. 5-15. (Re-printed in Palmer, Bryan D. and Joan Sangster (eds.), Labouring Canada: Class, Race, and Gender in Canadian Working-Class History, Don Mills Ontario: Oxford University Press)

Sharma, Nandita and Allison Campbell, 1999. “Vandana Shiva on Sexual Economics, Biopiracy and Women’s Ongoing Resistance to Colonialism,” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal. 23:2 (Spring), pp. 67-74.

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “Birds of Prey and Birds of Passage: The Movement of Capital and Migration of Labour,” Labour, Capital and Society. 30:1 (Spring), pp. 8-38.

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “Cheap Myths and Bonded Lives: Freedom and Citizenship in Canadian Society,” Beyond Law 6:17 (January), pp.35-61.


Sharma, Nandita, 2020 “The ‘People out of Place’: State Limits on Free Mobility and the Making of (Im)migrants,” in Paper-Trails: Migrants, Documents, and Legal Insecurity in the Global North. Sarah Horton andJosiah M. Heyman (eds.) Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Sharma, Nandita, 2019. “Multiculturalism: Challenging the Limits of Nation-States,” in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies, Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen, and Manfred Steger (Eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sharma, Nandita, 2019 “Dispossessing Citizenship,” in For a Borderless World, Reece Jones (ed.) Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Sharma, Nandita, 2019. “Citizenship/Borders,” in Power and Everyday Practices, 2nd Edition. Deborah Brock, Rebecca Raby and Mark P. Thomas (eds.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Sharma, Nandita, 2018, “Immigration Restrictions and the Politics of Protection,” Revisiting Slavery and Anti-slavery: Towards a Critical Analysis, Laura Brace and Julia O’Connell Davidson (eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sharma, Nandita, 2017 “The Political Economy of Belonging: The Differences that Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Policies Make,” in Change and Continuity: Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Sharma, Nandita, 2016 “Racism,” in Citizenship and Its Others, Bridget Anderson and Vanessa Hughes (eds.), Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan (with a response by David Theo Goldberg).

Sharma, Nandita, 2015, “Sovereignty (and Other State Myths of People’s Power)” in Native Studies Keywords, Stephanie Teves, Andrea Smith and Michelle Raheja (eds.) (Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies Series), Tuscon: University of Arizona Press. pp.35-57.

Sharma, Nandita, 2015, “Immigration Status and the Legalization of Inequality” in Immigration, Integration and the Settlement Experience in North America, Harald Bauder and John Shields (eds.), Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press. pp.204-222.

Sharma, Nandita, 2014, “Strategic Anti-Essentialism: Decolonizing Decolonization,” in Yours in the Intellectual Struggle: On Sylvia Wynter and The Realization of the Living, Katherine McKittrick (ed.), Durham: Duke University Press. pp.164-182.

Anderson, Bridget, Nandita Sharma and Cynthia Wright, 2014, “We are all Foreigners”: No Borders as a Practical Political Project,” in Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement, Peter Nyers and Kim Rygiel (eds.) NY: Routledge. pp.73-91.

Sharma, Nandita, 2014, “Belonging,” in The Migration Anthology, Oxford: Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).

Sharma, Nandita,  2013. “Migrants and “Nationalisms from Below:” The Politics of Place within Indigenous Nationalisms”The International Handbook of Migration Studies, Steven Gold and Stephanie Jo Nawyn (eds.). New York: Routledge. pp.225-236.

Sharma, Nandita, 2012. “Enforcing ‘Difference’ in Canada: Re-organizing Canadian Immigration Policy During Late Capitalism” in Temporary Work in Canada, Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle (eds.). Montreal and Kingston: McGill Queen’s University Press, pp.26-47.

Sharma, Nandita, 2011. “Canadian Multiculturalism and its Nationalisms,” Home and Native Land: Unsettling Multiculturalism: Lands, Labours, Bodies. May Chazan, Lisa Helps, Anna Stanley and Sonali Thakkar (eds.), Toronto: Between the Lines Publishers.

Sharma, Nandita, 2009, “The Racialization of Space and the Spatialization of Belonging,” in The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism” Arnold Itwaru (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Sharma, Nandita and Cynthia Wright, 2009. “Organizing the Motley Crew and Challenging the Security of National States” in Activist Scholarship: Social Movements and Emancipatory Knowledge, Julia Sudbury and Margo Okazawa-Rey (eds.). Boulder, Co.: Paradigm Publishers.

Sharma, Nandita, 2008. “Citizenship and the Disciplining of (Im)migrant Workers in the United States,” in Refugees, Recent Migrants and Employment: Challenging Barriers and Exploring Pathways, Sonia McKay (ed.) London: Routledge.

Sharma, Nandita, 2007. “Freedom To Discriminate: National State Sovereignty and Temporary Visa Workers in North America,” in Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Immigrant Incorporation Regimes in North America. Gökçe Yurdakul and Y. Michal Bodemann (eds). New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp.163-184.

Sharma, Nandita, 2007. “Global Apartheid and Nation-Statehood: Instituting Border Regimes” in Nationalism and Globalism. James Goodman and Paul James (eds.). New York: Routledge. pp.71-90.

Gaye Chan and Nandita Sharma, 2007. “Eating in Public,” Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation, Collective Theorization, Stevphen Shukaitis and David Graeber (eds). Edinburgh: AK Press. pp.180-88.

Sharma, Nandita, 2006. “White Nationalism, Illegality and Imperialism: Border
Controls as Ideology” in (En)Gendering the War on Terror: War Stories and Camouflaged Politics. Krista Hunt and Kim Rygiel (eds.) Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishers. pp.121-44. download PDF

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “The Making of Citizen Self and Non-Citizen Other:
Canada’s Non-Immigrant Employment Authorization Programme” Globalization and its Discontents. Stephen McBride and John Wiseman (eds.) Macmillan: London. pp.129-142.

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “Introduction: For Women’s Equality and Democracy,” The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Voter’s Guide: A Women’s Agenda for Social Justice. James Lorimer and Co.: Toronto. pp.x-xxiii.

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “Women and A Canada Social Security Act,” The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Voter’s Guide: A Women’s Agenda for Social Justice. James Lorimer and Co.: Toronto. pp.1-14.

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “Immigration, Refugee and Migrant Workers’ Policies,” The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Voter’s Guide: A Women’s Agenda for Social Justice. James Lorimer and Co.: Toronto. pp.32-46.


Sharma, Nandita. 2020. “Anti-Trafficking is an Inside Job.” Open Democracy: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. November 18.

Sharma, Nandita. 2020. “From ‘Social Distancing’ to Planetary Solidarity.” Migration Mobilities Bristol blog. 14 July. 

Sharma, Nandita, 2020. “Why Nationalism Hurts Us All,” Public Seminar, February 7.

Sharma, Nandita, 2019. “Goodbye to Borders: 3 Reasons Why No Borders is Essential for the Working Class.” Fabian Review. Autumn.

Sharma, Nandita,2019. “What is the Left Case for Open Borders?” State of Nature, January 31.

Sharma, Nandita,2019. “What is the Left Case for No Borders?” Republished in Political Critique, February 13.

Anderson, Bridget, Sharma, Nandita, and Wright, Cynthia, 2013, “No Borders: Struggling for a Global Commons.” Tikkun Magazine.

Sharma, Nandita, 2012, “In the Name of Anti-Trafficking: Racism, Detention, and Deportation.” North America Congress on Latin America, Blog: Border Wars (Joseph Nevins and Todd Miller, eds). (posted September 5).

Sharma, Nandita, 2005. “The Seed and Biodiversity,” in Social Justice Readings For Teachers and Intermediate and Secondary Students, Burnaby Teachers’ Association, BC Teachers Federation.

Sharma, Nandita, 2003. “The Anti-Immigrant Bias Within “Anti-Trafficking” Measures,” Refugee Update No.49 (Winter) pp.1-4.

Sharma, Nandita, 2003. “No Borders Movements and the Rejection of Left Nationalism” in Canadian Dimension (May-June).

Sharma, Nandita, 2002. “Border Panic: White Imperialism and Illegality” in Green Pepper: Netherlands (November).

Sharma, Nandita, 2002. “Flagrante Delicto: The Politics of Refusal” in Honolulu Weekly (November).

Sharma, Nandita, 2001. “Order at the Border? How a North-American Perimeter Would Actually Work,” Rabble (December 6).

Sharma, Nandita, 2001. “The Terror of Racism Unleashed by 9/11” Rabble (October).

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “Bill C-31: Changes to Canada’s Immigration Act,” The Long Haul (July).

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “Maintaining the Master-Servant Relationship: Canadian Immigration Policy,” Kinesis (May).

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “Biopiracy: Let’s BAG it!” SAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection. (Fall/Winter).

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “The Message of Seattle: No More Negotiations with the WTO,” Kinesis, (February).

Sharma, Nandita, 1999. “The Battle of Seattle,” The Long Haul (December).

Sharma, Nandita, 1999. “The Real Snakeheads: Canadian Government and Corporations,” Kinesis, (October/November).

Sharma, Nandita, 1998. “The Patenting of Basmati Rice,” Kinesis, (November).

Sharma, Nandita, 1997. “State Sanctioned Inequality Against Migrant Workers in Canada,” Refugee Update. No. 32 (Summer).

Sharma, Nandita, 1995. “US and Canada Immigration Policies: Tools for Cheap Labour” Kinesis. March.

Sharma, Nandita, 1995. “Federal Government Budget Cuts: Scapegoating Immigrants,” Kinesis. June.


Eating in Public. edition 1 (March 2005) / edition 2 (January 2006) / edition 3 (May 2006).


Sharma, Nandita, 2004. “Profiting from the Margins: Anti-Trafficking Discourses and the Exploitation of Illegality” in the Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific Occasional Paper Series, Vol 1 (Spring), K. Ferguson and M. Mironesco (eds). Honolulu: Women’s Studies Program, University of Hawai’i at M?noa.

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “One Part of an Anti-Racist, Feminist Political Standpoint Against Biopiracy” National Network on Environments and Women’s Health: Working Paper Series. York University: Toronto (September). pp.113-119.

Sharma, Nandita, 1994. “The True North Strong and Unfree: Immigration Policy as a Labour Market Tool of the State Undergoing Global Restructuring” The Bulletin (a co-publication of the Social Policy Issues and the Ethnic and Intercultural Relations Programmes at Simon Fraser University). 7: 3, pp.2-3 (October).

Sharma, Nandita, 1994. “Restructuring Society, Restructuring Lives: The Global Restructuring of Capital and Women’s Paid Employment in Canada” Socialist Studies Bulletin. No. 37 (July-August-September), pp.18-46.


Sharma, Nandita, 2014, “Border Talk: Review of Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson”, Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor in Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 74 (Fall), pp

Sharma, Nandita, 2011. “Neoliberal Borders: Review of Migration, Agency and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking, Feminist Review.

Sharma, Nandita, 2010. “The Cultural Logics of Neo-Racism: Migrants as Colonizers in Asian Settler Colonialism,” Hawaiian Journal of History, 44 (December).

Sharma, Nandita, 2009. “Escape Artists: Migrants and the Politics of Naming, A Review of Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century,” Special Issue: Conflicts of Mobility: Migration, Labour and Political Subjectivities, Subjectivity, No. 29 (December), pp. 467-476.

Sharma, Nandita, 2006. “Review of ‘Tortillas and Tomatoes: Transmigrant Mexican Harvesters in Canada’ by Tanya Basok, 2002” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 31:1 (March), pp.143-144.

Sharma, Nandita, 2002. “Review of ‘Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950’, Constance Backhouse, 1999,” Historical Studies in Education/Revue de’histoire de l’éducation. 14:1, pp.124-29.

Sharma, Nandita, 2000. “Review of ‘Émigré Feminism: Transnational Perspectives’, Alena Heitlinger (ed.), 1999,” Journal of International Migration and Integration. 1:4, pp. 513-14.


Sharma, Nandita, 2006. “Politics of Refusal.” First Hawaiian Art Center.

Sharma, Nandita with Gaye Chan, 2003. “A Dot and A Line: A New Project by Gaye Chan.” Honolulu Academy of Arts (July).