Sole-Authored Books 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

Edited Books

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.

Guest Editor of Special Issues of Refereed Journals

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).

Refereed Journal Articles 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. download PDF

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. download PDF

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. download PDF

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 (forthcoming), “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.

Sharma, Nandita (forthcoming), “Strategic Anti-Essentialism: Decolonizing Decolonization,” in Sylvia Wynter, Ten Essays and an Interview, Katherine McKittrick (ed.), Durham: Duke University Press.

Sharma, Nandita, (forthcoming). “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.

Anderson, Bridget, Nandita Sharma and Cynthia Wright, (forthcoming), “ ‘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.).

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

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,” in Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation, Collective Theorization, Stevphen Shukaitis and David Graeber (eds). Edinburgh: AK Press. pp.180-88. download PDF – Self-published booklets Eating in Public. edition 1 (March 2005) / edition 2 (January 2006) / edition 3 (May 2006).

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.

Series Reports

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.

Book Reviews

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.

Art Exhibition Brochures

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