Professor Natasha Bakht’s recent book, In Your Face: Law Justice and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada, and Professor Angela Cameron’s recent edited collection with Sari Graben and Val Napoleon, Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships, have both been named to The Hill Time’s List of the 100 Best Books in 2020.
Professor Bakht’s In Your Face: Law Justice and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada (Irwin Law), explores the experiences of a group of women in Canada who are small in numbers yet have garnered much legal, political, and social attention in recent years. She analyzes niqab bans in Canada while also drawing on interviews with niqab-wearing women to reveal their complex identities and multiple motivations for dressing in this way. Read more.
Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships (University of Toronto Press) identifies how contemporary Indigenous conceptions of property are rooted in and informed by their societally specific norms, meanings, and ethics. Professor Cameron and her colleagues illustrate that unexamined and unresolved contradictions between the historic and the present have created powerful competing versions of Indigenous law, legal authorities, and practices that reverberate through Indigenous communities. Read more.
Congratulations to Professors Bakht and Cameron!