Past Publications

1. REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

(a)    Journals
Transken, S. (2008). White bush trash. Qualitative Inquiry. Sage Publications. 15:8.
Transken, S. (2008). Squish-sick in/from ambiguities and contradictions. Resources for Feminist
   Research. Special Edition on Women Faculty in Academia. 10 pages.
Transken, S. (2008). Nothing Extra. Cultural Studies ←→ Critical Methodologies. Volume 8, February,
   130-131.
Transken, S. (2007). Re/Searching with art/ists: Praxis, practice, and social justice.
    Open Letter (Special edition on Artistic Inquiry). Ed. Frank Davey, Rachel Nash, Will
    Garrett-Petts, Thompson Rivers University.
        
Transken, S. (2006) 2 poems. Treeline. (an e-poetry journal based out of Northern College)

Transken, S. (2005). Meaning making and methodological explorations: Bringing knowledge from         BC’s First Nations women poets into social work classrooms. Cultural Studies <–> Critical                 Methodology, 5(1): 3–29.

Transken, S. (2004). Eight poems. Capilano Review Literary Journal, Series 2, No. 42: 88- 97.

Transken, S. (2004). Dancing with diverse diversities: Creativity and rural social work professing in    
   small/ rural communities. Rural Social Work Journal, vol. 9, December: pp. 118-128.

Transken, S. (2002). Poetically teaching/doing social work. Critical Social Work, 2(2): 32 – 68.                 http://CriticalSocialWork.com.

Transken, S. (1998). Organizational activists and immigrant women’s groups: From drowning to             swimming to graceful river rafting. Refugee, spring: 10–31.

Transken, S. (1997). The doors are shut and the organizations closed: Notes exploring how this             story unfolded. Atlantis, 21(2): 62–72.

Transken, S. (1995). Reclaiming body territory. Feminist Perspectives, 25: 1–35.

Acker, S., Hill, T., Black, E., & Transken, S. (1995). Research students in education and psychology:     Diversity and empowerment. International Studies in the Sociology of Education, 4 (2): 229–251.

Transken, S. (1994). Dwarfed wolves stealing scraps from the masters’ tables. Alternate Routes,        
   Vol. 11: 31–63.

Transken, S. (1994). Northern snow storms survivors. (Poem). Canadian Women’s Studies, 14(4):         111.



(b)      Conference Proceedings

Transken, S. (1997). Personal, professional and political roles: Struggling with empowerment and         burnout. In D. Hearne (Ed.), Equity and Justice (pp.31–40). Montreal: Université du Québec à             Montréal.

(c)     Book Chapters
Transken, S. 2011. Two poems in a book being published by TRU/New Star Press. Editor: Will
   Garrett-Petts.
Tranksen, S. 2011. Ten poems under consideration for a book being published by Mothertongue
   Press. Editors: Mona Fertig and Susan Musgrave.
Transken, S. 2010. Moody ghosts and skeletons still kicking around! In: Skeletons in family closets: A
   sociological analysis of narrations of unresolved family conflicts. Editors: Alysan Sev'er and Jan
   Trost. Forthercoming by Wilfred Laurier Press.
Transken, S. 2008. Chronically doing the impossible, adequately and creatively. In: Whose University
   is it anyway? Editors: Anne Wagner, Sandra Acker, and Kimine Mayuzumi. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Transken, S. (2005). Creativity, cultural studies, and potentially fun ways to design and produce             auto/biographical material from subalterns’ locations. In J. Rak (Ed.), Auto/biography in Canada         (pp.145-171). Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Transken, S. (2002). Expressive arts for political purposes and processes. In M. Eichler, S.                     Neysmith, & J. Larkin (Eds.), Feminist utopias: Re-visioning our futures (pp. 213–233). Toronto:         Inanna Publications.

Transken, S. (2000). How budget cutbacks to services for sexual assault victims are dissolving,             dividing, and distressing. In D. Gustafson (Ed.), Care and Consequences (pp. 127–154). Halifax,      NS: Fernwood Press.

Transken, S. (1994). Women across cultures: A case study in cross-cultural feminist adult education     in Northern Ontario. In Feminism and education: A Canadian perspective II (pp. 43–61). Toronto:    
   Centre for Women’s Studies in Education.


2. NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

(a)    Journals


Transken, S. (2008). Three poems in Women's Health and Urban Life: An interdisciplinary journal.
   Vol. 7, Issue 2 (December).
Transken, S. (2005). The meanings and healings that can emerge from writing to ancestral women    
   (Or: What I’ve learned since  I adopted Emma Goldman as my ancestral grand mother…). The        
   Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature home page.                                                                http://laurentian.ca/abal/Call2005.

Transken, S. (2005). An interview with Jackie Baldwin: A conversation about creativity, compassion,      courage, and community. Reflections on Water, 6(1).

Transken, S. (2005). Caution: A parody. The Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature        
   home page. http://laurentian.ca/abal/Call2005.

Transken, S. (2004). The messies and multiplicities of teaching and learning in northern BC.                 Reflections on Water, 5(1).

Transken, S. (2002). How ordinary the ordering. (Poem). Perspectives, Winter, p. 17.  

(b) Conference Proceedings

Leblanc, S. & Transken, S. (Ed.) (2005). Conversations with Bridget Moran: Conference papers from     the event organized by the Bridget Moran conference committee. Prince George, BC: UNBC             Press.

Transken, S. (2004). Interdisciplinarity, or: how to sometimes have fun while you exhaust yourself         and disappoint, alienate, or piss off people. Paper given at the Canadian Association for Studies    
   of Women in Higher Education’s conference Sexism in the academy? Ten years later. University    
   of Winnipeg, June 2, 2004.

Transken, S. (2001). The stones, roses, gold, and fires of reclaimed territory. Paper presented at the     Caring Communities Conference of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of             Women and Laurentian University, Ottawa/Sudbury, ON.

Transken, S. (1998). Of/with, closer/further and dis/connected: Reflecting on self, feminist qualitative     research, and long-term overlapping relationships. Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual            
   International Qualitative Research Conference, Social Life Analysis and Interpretation in                     Qualitative Research. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto/ Ontario Institute for Studies in                     Education.

(c ) Other


Transken, S, Serena Black, Scott Green, Sarah Boyd, Zoe Melatis. (2012). Report on the Social
   Garden project. Phase one. Presented to the collective group of community members who
   participated. This draft document will be upscaled to scholarly publications in 2012.
Transken, S., Vie Bouillon and Sarah Boyd. (2011). Reprt on the UNBC women's herstory project.
   This report summarized the involvement of various volunteers and employees of the Northern  
   Women's Centre since its beginning. An art project was also constructed which is on permanent
   display in the Northern Women's Centre.
Teresa Healy and the Women's Treatment Recovery Forum / Hutla Lake Board. July 2011. 20 page
   report of recommendations that have emerged from our collective research and a special one-day
   forum which had 80 professionals and activists participate in helping to play options for this
   women's recovery site.
Transken, S and Vie Bouillon. (2009). A report on women's struggles around custody issues.
   Presented to the Northern Women's Centre. Distributed to a variety of northern women's
   organizations. 8 pages. (based on interviews and participant observations/consults with other
   service providers).
Transken, S and Lacey Strader. (2008). A report on homefullness for the Northern Women's Centre.
   Distributed to a variety of northern women's organizations. 14 pages (based on 12 interviews and a
   year of participant observations / consults with other service providers).
Transken, S. 2 poems. (2008). GIAA UNBC Writers Anthology. UNBC Press. Justin Foster, Ed.
Transken, S. (2007). Mourning & Organizing. (100 copies of this chapbook were produced and
  distributed to activists across BC). Prince George: UNBC's Women's Centre (for the December 6th
   Mourning Ceremonies). 24 pages.
Transken, S. (2007). Protest Prep 101 (poem). Prince George New Hope Society’s The Goddess        
   Gazette. Vol. 2, issue 3, Winter.  
Transken, S. (forthcoming) Nothing Extra (2 page poem). The Bulletin. Canadian Association of             University Teachers newsletter.

Transken, S. (2006) Shapes. (a poem) Prince George New Hope Society’s The Goddess Gazette.         Vol. 1, issue 3, Winter, p. 3

Wintemute, K. (2006). Ed. Si Transken & Shelly LeBreton. Mobilizing from strength: Speaking with         their own voices. A Report on initiatives to improve women’s health in northern British Columbia.     
   Northern Women’s Wellness and Information Centre/  Vancouver Foundation. 77 pages.     

Transken, S. (2006). 3 poems. Highway of Tears. Ed. Christal Capostinsky and Theresa Healy.             Prince George: New Hope Society.

Transken, S. (2006). Shapes. (poem) New Hope Society’s Newsletter,  Goddess Gazette. Prince        
   George. November issue.

Transken, S. (2005). One poem. In D. Gustafson (Ed.), Un/Mothering pp. 117-119. Binghampton,        
   NY: Harworth Press.

Transken, S. (2003). Three poems. Azure: dis Course less. Prince George, BC: University of                 Northern British Columbia English Department.

Transken, S. (2003). Three poems. Reflections on Water, 4(1).

Transken, S. (2001). Six poems. Reflections on Water, 2(2).

Transken, S. (2001). We witness. (Poem). Fictionopolis press (Anthology of world poetry organized       by representatives of the UN on the theme of peace and social action).

Transken, S. (1998). A feminist anti-racist grassroots organization in Northern Ontario: A case study     of doing the undoable somewhat well. PhD thesis: University Of Toronto/O.I.S.E.

Transken, S. (1996). Who are these women taking the night and what do these women want known     about themselves? Sudbury, ON: Sudbury General Hospital/Sudbury Sexual Assault Crisis                 Centre/Take Back The Night Organizing Committee.

Transken, S. (1995). A sexual assault treatment program: Responding rapidly and holistically to             victims. Sudbury, ON: Sudbury General Hospital.

Transken, S. (1993). Working-class women’s friendships within Northern Ontario’s First Nations,        
   Italian-Canadian, and white anglophone communities. MA thesis: O.I.S.E.

Transken, S. (1993). Reclaiming my stolen body through testimony and bearing witness. Women’s       Recovery Network  Magazine.

Transken, S. (1988). Family traditions. (Poem). Breaking the Silence. Ottawa, ON: Breaking the             Silence Collective. Newspaper.

Transken, S. (1987). The homeworkers’ consciousness. (Poem). Canadian Dimension, 21(2): 28.


3. BOOKS

Transken, S. and Dahne Harding. (2009). Shells, Shelves, Shelters, Sheltering... Prince George:
   Trans / formative services. 34 pages. Chapbook: 200 produced and distributed.
Transken, S. (2009) Being / Doing Social Work / ed Prince George: Trans / formative services. 30
   pages. Chapbook: 200 produced and distributed.
Transken, S. (2007) Homeless clowns: Social work with victims of abuse. Prince George: UNBC     
   Press and the UNBC Women’s Centre. 53 pages.  

Transken, S. (2006). Un/ ruled performances. A chapbook. Trans/formative Services: Prince George.     79 pages.   (Winner of the 2007 McKinnen Chapbook Award)

Transken, S. (2006). Don’t get even. Get odd! A chapbook. Trans/formative Services: Prince                 George.. 52 pages.   

(b) Edited Books

Transken, S. and Lynn Box (Ed.) (2013). Un/complicated Play/ers. Prince George: UNBC Press and
   the UNBC Women's Centre. Will have contributions from over 30 BC activists and scholars. 200
   pages (apx).

Transken, S.  (Ed.) (2007). Creatively responding to in/visible dis/ablities. Making noise: Northern         women’s caring and in/visible dis/abilities. Ed. S. Transken and Lynn Box. Prince George: UNBC    
    Press and the UNBC Women’s Centre. 210 pages.
Transken, S. (Ed.). (2003). This ain’t your patriarch’s poetry book: Candles; comrades; connections.     Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives/ PressForward Publishers.

Transken, S. (Ed.). (2002). Outlaw social work (the unsecret poems and stories). Prince George, BC:     Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. (Ed.). (2001). Groping beyond grief. Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. (Ed.). (2000). Stress (full) sister (hood). Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. Co-Editor/facilitator. (2000). Battle chant. Sudbury, ON: Battle Chant Ink.


(c) Chapters

Transken, S. (2012) This Ain't Emily Carr's or bell hooks' haunt! Prince George Reader. Edited by
   Rob Budde, Brian Faucette, Barry McKinnon. Caitlin Press. 10 pages of creative writing pieces.
   (proposal under consideration).
Transken, S. (2011). Soursweet fights for fun. Un/complicated Play/ers. Transken, S. and Lynn Box
   (Ed.) Prince George: UNBC Press and the UNBC Women's Centre. 10 pages (apx).

Transken, S. (2010) Aside from asphyxiation and desperation - all's well! Unfurled. Edited by Debra
   Healy. Caitlin Press. 4 pages of creative writing.

Transken, S. (2007) At various times in her life… In S. Transken and Lynn Box (Ed.) Making
    Noise: Northern women, caring, and in/visible dis/abilities. Prince George: UNBC Press and the         UNBC Women’s Centre. (pp. 61-74)

Transken, S. (2004) Creativity, cultural studies, and potentially fun ways to design and
    produce pedagogical resources, propaganda, and pride-fullness. In S. Transken (Ed.),
    Reflections on Water, Special Issue on Northern Elements of Teaching: The  messies and
     multiplicities of teaching and learning in northern British Columbia. http://ctl.unbc.ca/row.

Transken, S. (2003). Seven poems. In S. Transken (Ed.), This ain’t your patriarch’s poetry book:             Candles; comrades; connections. (pp. 81–96). Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives/         PressForward Publishers.

Transken, S. (2002). Thirty-nine poems. In S. Transken (Ed.), Outlaw Social Work (the unsecret             poems and stories) (pp.38–84). Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. (2001). Twenty-eight poems. In S. Transken (Ed.), Groping Beyond Grief (pp. 50–77).     Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. (2000). Fifteen poems. In S. Transken (Ed.), Stress (Full) Sister (Hood) (pp. 46–65).         Prince George, BC: Transformative Collectives.

Transken, S. (2000). Six poems. In S. Transken (Ed.), Battle Chant (pp. 31–38). Sudbury, ON: Battle     Chant Ink.