Social, Cultural, & Media Studies
Abbotsford campus, F115
Phone: 604-854-4547email Satwinder
Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is an Associate Professor in Social Cultural Media Studies, College of Arts. Her current research interests include migration, settlement, and integration; cross-cultural education and curriculum implementation; race, racism, and ethnicity; identity politics; South Asian Canadian Diaspora studies, Punjabi cultural historiographies. Her academic articles can be found in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, The Asia-Pacific Journal, Religions, Women’s Studies International Forum, Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care and books such as Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories; Diverse Spaces: Examining Identity, Heritage and Community within Canadian Public Culture; Gender Issues and Challenges in Twenty First Century; Interpreting Ghadar: Echoes of Voices Past as well as in other public spaces.
Satwinder has extensive years of professional work experience in community development and has worked extensively with not-for-profit organizations in the area of cross-cultural mental health, immigrant women, youth and families and board development on diversity and equity. diversity, cross cultural development, women’s rights and socio-religious interfaith dialogue She has served the community as a diversity educator, community developer and community activist in the field of anti-racism and immigrant settlement integration. She is a consummate community advocate and volunteer and has assisted numerous community organizations develop and grow. She continues to serve on numerous committees and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Director: South Asian Studies Institute
University Advisor: Canada-India Relations
Migration, settlement and integration; cross-cultural curriculum implementation; race, racism, and ethnicity; identity politics; South Asian Canadian Diaspora studies, Punjabi cultural historiographies
Dandurand, Y., McCormick, A and Satwinder Bains. (August, 2019). Developing Strategies on Violence Prevention and Community Safety in Abbotsford, BC. South Asian Research Fellowship Report. Abbotsford, BC: South Asian Studies Institute at UFV.
Bains, S. (Jan 2020). Exploring Gender and Sikh Traditions. Religions. Vol. 11 (1).
Bains, S. & Chung, T-I. (May, 2019). The Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project: possibilities and limitations of institutional heritagisation from below. International Journal of Heritage Studies. Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2019.1620829
Dhamoon, R., Bhandar, D., Mawani, R., & Bains. S. (Jan, 2019). (Editors). Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Bains, S. (Jan, 2019). Resistance struggle: Facing lies, deception and racism. In Bains, S. Bhandar, D, Dhamoon, D. Miwani, R. (Eds.), Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Bains, S. (2017). Journal Review. Recognition and Repentance in Canadian Multicultural Heritage: The Community Historical Recognition Program and Italian Canadian Memorializing. Journal of Canadian Studies: U of Toronto Press.
Bains, S. (2017). Publisher: Dhawan, R: That land beyond the Waves. Abbotsford, BC: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV.
Bains, S. (2016). Editor. Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selection Non-fiction Shauna Singh Baldwin. Abbotsford, BC: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV.
Bains, S. (2016). Journal Review. Acceptable to which Society? South Asian Immigrant Women’s Mothering Work in Canada. Elsevier: Women’s Studies International Forum.
Bains, S. (2016). Book Review. The Culture of Migration: Politics, Aesthetics and Histories. London: I.B. Tauris.
Bains, S. (2016). Book Review. Race and Racialization: Essential Readings. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Bains, S. & Sandhra, S. (2015). Sustaining echoes of the past - building a future100 years of Indo-Canadian history. Abbotsford: from village to city; centres of innovation and excellence. Abbotsford, BC: MSA Museum
Bains, S. (2014). Gendered experiences of isolation in intimate partner violence (IPV) for South Asian immigrant women in Canada. In Panda, U (Ed.), Gender Issues and Challenges in Twenty First Century. New Delhi: Satyam Law International.
Bains, S. (2014) Editor. Interpreting Ghadar: Echoes of Voices Past. Selected Papers of Ghadar Conference 2013. Abbotsford, BC: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV.
Koehn, S., Jarvis, P., Sandhra, S., Bains, S., & Addison, M. (2014). Promoting mental health of immigrant seniors in community. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care 7(3), 146-156.
Bains, S. & Price, J. (2014) The Extraordinary Story of the Komagata Maru: Commemorating the One Hundred Year Challenge to Canada’s Immigration Colour Bar
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 29, No. 1, July 21, 2014.
Bains, S. (2014). Living in Fear: Violence as a Societal Scourge. In Jain, A. (Ed.).Violence Against Women All Pervading. Toronto:Elspeth Hayworth Center for Women.
Bains, S. (2013). Editor. A Soldier Remembers: Memoir of Lt. Col. P.S. Jauhal. Sharanjit Sandhra with Col. Jauhal. Abbotsford BC: Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, UFV.
Bains, S. (2013). When Old Becomes New and the Telling in Re-told: Sikh Stories within Museum Walls. Ashley, S. (Ed.) Diverse Spaces: Examining Identity, Heritage and Community within Canadian Public Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing p 170-187
Bains, S. (2013)South Asian Mothers with Special Needs Children. Sangha, J. & Gonsalves, T. (Eds.) South Asian Mothering: Negotiating Culture, Family and Selfhood. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press. P 101-110
Bains, S. (2013). Indo Canadian Diasporas and Scope for Harnessing Potentials. Ahmed, S. & Nanavati, A. (Eds.) India-Canada Trade and FDI Bilateral Flows: Performance, Prospects and Proactive Strategies". Baroda: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. P 19-30
Bains, S. (2013). Feminist Critique of Socio-religious Discourse. Understanding Sikhism: The Research Journal, Vol., 14. No. 1-2. March 2013 p. 27 – 30
Bains, S. 2003. Canadian Literature #188. Review: Of Silk Saris and Min-Skirts: South Asian Girls Walk the Tightrope of Culture by Amita Handa. Toronto: Women’s Press.
Dhari, R., Patel, I., Fryer, M., Dhari, M., Bilku, S., Bains, S. (1997). Creating a supportive environment for Indo-Canadian women. Canadian Nurse 93(3). P. 27-31.