About

School of Environmental Studies
Queen's University, Ontario, Canada 

Research Domains

Waste Studies
Interdisciplinarity
Knowledge Mobilization
Research Creation

Biography

Myra J. Hird, D.Phil. (Oxford), FRSC, is a Full Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University and a distinguished interdisciplinary scholar with an international reputation for her multifaceted, collaborative investigations into science studies and environmental issues. Hird represented Canada at the G7 Microplastics Paris meeting (2019) and earned the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize (2015). She has earned over $11 million in external research funding and has published 11 books and over 80 articles and book chapters on a diversity of topics relating to science studies. Canada’s Waste Flows (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021) critically explores Canada’s waste crisis and particularly the role of ongoing settler colonialism in creating and maintaining this crisis. Her latest book, A Public Sociology of Waste (2022, Bristol University Press) explores waste as a crisis in global democracy. Dr. Hird is the Director of Waste Flow, an interdisciplinary research project focused on waste as a global scientific-technical and socio-ethical issue. Through her critically acclaimed books and articles, collaborations and public engagement activities, Hird explores how social sciences and humanities may engage with scientific knowledge to better respond to a wide range of global issues, including waste. Dr. Hird is regularly featured on the media outlets such as the CBC’s The National, the BBC, Canadian Geographic and CTV news. 

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Academic positions

Current
 

2021- Member, Royal Society of Canada Committee on Public Engagement
 

2020-2024 Distinguished Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure
 

2006- Full Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Queen’s University
 

2020- International Panel of Experts on Behavioral Change – G7 Microplastics
 

2020- Advisory Board, Posthumanities Hub, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

Previous

10/2019 G7 Microplastics Meeting, Paris, Canadian Representative

2009-2019 Director, genera Research Group (gRG), Queen’s University

10/2017 Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

2015 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Linköping University

2014 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Linköping University

2013-2014 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London (Leverhulme Trust Fellowship)

05-06/2013 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Uppsala University

04/2013 IRW Distinguished Lecturer, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

01/2010-08/2012 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, UK

05/2012 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

05/2012 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Sweden

01/2012-04/2012 Visiting Fellow, New College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

11/2011 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Finnish Research School on Women and Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

06/2011 IAS Visiting Fellowship, Warwick University, Warwick, UK

09/2010 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

06/2008 Visiting Professor, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, University of Bergen

2007-2008 Visiting Fellow, Lynn Margulis Laboratory, UMass Amherst, USA

2004-2006 Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Queen’s University

2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Northern Ireland

July- Dec. 1999 Visiting Fellow, Sociology Dept., London School of Economics, UK

Centre for Women's Studies, Manchester University, UK

Sociology Dept., University of California at Berkeley, USA

1996-1999 Assistant Professor, Auckland University, New Zealand

1995-1996 Adjunct Professor, Oxford University, UK

Summer 1994; 1995 Adjunct Professor, St. Bonaventure University, USA

1995 Temporary Lecturer, Queen’s, Wadham and St. Catherine’s Colleges, Oxford University, UK

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Education

1996   D.Phil. Sociology. Oxford University

1992   M.S.W. McGill University

1990   B.S.W. Honours. University of Windsor

1985   B.A. University of Western Ontario

Awards and Distinctions

2022   Elected Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

2015   Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research

2015   Entered into Canada’s Who’s Who

2014   Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

2014   Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship

2004   Queen’s National Scholar

1994-1996   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

1993-1996   Overseas Research Scheme Award

1992  McGill School of Social Work Award For Excellence In Clinical Practice

1991-1992   McGill University Esther Kerry Award

Research Grants

Operating PI or Co-investigator Total = $677,113 CAD

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘The Seed Box2: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory’, Mistra-Formas, 2020-2022, 370,000SEK/$51,048 CAD

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘Canada's Northern Waste Future: Colonial Legacies, Contemporary Development, and Future Opportunities’. SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2015-2023. $73,592 CAD. (The highest scoring SSHRC award throughout Canada for the year 2015).

Hird, M.J. (PI), Rowe, R.K. and van Wyck, P. ‘Canada’s Waste Future’, SSHRC Insight Grant, 2013-2023. $344,960 CAD. (The highest SSHRC Insight award at Queen’s University in 2013).

Hird, M.J. (PI) Queen’s University Special Research Award, 2012-, $100,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) and Rocher, L. ‘The Waste Atelier: Advancing France-Canada Waste Studies Research’, France Canada Research Fund, 2018-2023, $46,733 CAD.

Rocher, L.; (PI) Garnier, R. and Hird, M.J. (Co-investigator)‘Déchets et territoires périphériques’, Institut des Sciences de l’Homme. 2018-2022, 20,000euros/$30,390 + extension of 20,000/$30,390 CAD.

 

Operating Collaborator Total = $2,301,126 CAD

Santato, Clara (PI) + 10 Co-applicants + 38 Collaborators (Hird, M.J. Collaborator) ‘Collaborative Research and Training Experience in Sustainable Electronics and Eco-Design: CREATE SEED’, NSERC, 2020-2026, $1,650,000 CAD.

Holmberg, T. Ideland and Helgesson (Hird, M.J. International Partner) ‘Waste work in the sustainability economy: transforming values of biological waste’, The Swedish Research Council, 2018-2023, 4,200,000SEK/$651,126 CAD.

 

Completed – Total = $8,395,741 CAD

Whiteley, Louise; Benard, Adam (Hird, M.J., Collaborator) ‘Microbes on the Mind: Public Perceptions of the Implications of Microbiome Research for Mental Illness’, Velux Foundation, 2017-2021, 5,962,777kr/$1,194,730.

Åsberg, C., Hedrén, J., Neimanis, A. (Hird, M.J., Consortium Member) ‘Environmental Humanities Collaboratory’. The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, and Formas, 2015-2019. $6,448,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘The Seed Box: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory’, Mistra-Formas, 2017-2019, 824,000SEK/$122,255 CAD.

Croy, A. (PI), Graham, C., Tayade, C., Hird, M.J. (Co-investigator) and Smith, G.  Canada-Brazil Collaborative Research Fellowship.  Funded by Queen’s University and UNICAMP, 2011-2016, $186,000 CAD. 

Hird, M.J. Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, 2016, $6,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, 2014, $6,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, The Leverhulme Trust, 2013-2014, $28,092 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) and Rowe, R.K. ‘Citizen Science Solutions to Canadian Waste Management Issues’, SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2011-2013, $39,189 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) and Weisbaum, K. ‘Health Research and Society: A Sociological Analysis of Ethical, Public Understanding and Knowledge Translation Issues’, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2009-2012, $89,695 CAD.

Smith, G.N. (PI), Hird, M.J. (Co-applicant) et al. ‘Improving Long-Term Maternal Health’, CIHR Café Scientifique Program, 2010, $3000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI), Walker, M.J. and Smith, G. ‘Capturing the Outcomes and Impacts of Publicly Funded Health Research’, SSHRC Presidential Fund, 2008-2010, $24,963 CAD.

MacDonald, S. (PI), Hird, M.J. and Smith, G. ‘Contacting Patients for Health Research: Translating Ontario’s PHIPA Provisions into Ethical Practice’ Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI), 2008-2010, $97,500 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘Contesting neoDarwinism and the Implications for Scholarly and Public Understandings of Structures of Social Relating’. SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2006-2009, $61,445 CAD.

Tepperman, L.(PI) and Hird, M.J. (Co-investigator) ‘The Gambling Research Community’ Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. 2008-2009, $18,333 CAD.

Hird, M.J. Queen’s University Travel Grant, 2005, $750 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘Governing Reproductive Technologies in Northern Ireland’, British Academy Research Grant, 2003, $5,789 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) ‘The Trouble with Gender: A Genealogical Analysis of Transgenderism’, Faculty of Arts Award, Auckland University, 1999, $26,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) and Abshoff, K. ‘The Choice to be Childfree: A Critical Analysis’, University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund, 1998, $5,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. (PI) and O’Neill, T. ‘Masculinity in New Zealand: The Formation, Maintenance and Implications of Male Gender Constructs’, University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund, 1998, $5,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. ‘Adolescent Dating Violence and the Negotiaton of Gender’, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, 1994-1996. $18,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. ‘Adolescent Dating Violence and the Negotiation of Gender’, Overseas Research Scheme, 1993-1996. $9,000 CAD.

Hird, M.J. ‘Adolescent Dating Violence and the Negotiation of Gender’, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, 1994, $1,000 CAD.

Publications

Books:

Series Editor:
Hird, M.J. (with C. Colebrook and J. Weinstein), Critical Life book series. Columbia University Press.

Hird, M.J. (with G. Harman), Speculative Realism book series, Edinburgh University Press.

 

Sole-authored:
Hird, M.J. (2022) A Public Sociology of Waste. Bristol University Press. ISBN: 9781529206555 (HB); 9781529206555 (PB).

Hird, M.J. (2021) Canada’s Waste Flows. McGill-Queen’s University Press ISBN: 9780228005285 (HB).

Hird, M.J. (2011) Sociology of Science: A Critical Canadian Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  ISBN-10: 0195429893 (PB);  ISBN-13: 978-0195429893 (ebook).

Hird, M.J. (2009) The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution After Science Studies. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Press. ISBN: 13: 978-0-230-20213-9 (HB); 10: 0-230-20213-6 (ebook).

Hird, M.J. (2004) Sex, Gender and Science. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Press. ISBN: 1403921768; 1403921776 (PB).

Hird, M.J. (2002) Engendering Violence: From Childhood to Adulthood. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. ISBN: 0754609162. Nominated for Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

 

Edited:

Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.) (2017) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (With new introduction and chapters).

Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.). (2012) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (With new introduction and new chapters), ISBN-10: 0195440315, ISBN-13: 978-0195440317.

Giffney, N. and Hird, M.J. (eds.) (2008) Queering the NonHuman. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. ISBN:0754671283.

Pavlich, G. and Hird, M.J. (eds.) (2006) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford University Press. ISBN: (HB) 9780195422733 (PB) 0195422732.

Hird, M.J. & Pavlich, G. (eds.) (2003) Sociology for the Asking. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0195584309.

 

Refereed Journal Special Issues:

Hird, M.J. and Roberts, C. (2011) ‘Feminists Think NonHuman’, Feminist Theory, 12(2). ISSN 1464-7001.

Hird, M.J. (2010) ‘The Life of the Gift’, Parallax, 16 (1). ISSN 1353-4645 print/ISSN 1460-700X online.

 

Refereed Journal Articles by Theme: (*indicates student)

Waste:

Rocher, L.; Garcier, R. ; Ortar, N. ; Pestaña, G. and Hird, M.J. (2022) ‘La Nouvelle-Calédonie face à ses déchets. Quel modèle de gestion des déchets pour les territoires insulaires?, Vertigo, 21(2) : pages forthcoming.

*Yoshizawa, R. and Hird, M.J. (2019) ‘Schrödinger’s Placenta: Determining Placentas as (Not)Waste’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, pp. 1-17.

*Wilkes, J. and Hird, M.J. (2019) ‘Colonial Ideologies of Waste: Implications for Land and Life’, Europenow special issue ‘Confronting Waste’EuropeNow, https://www.europenowjournal.org/2019/05/06/confronting-waste/

*Metuzals, J. and Hird, M.J. (2018) ‘ “The Disease that Knowledge Must Cure?” Sites of Uncertainty in Uranium mining in Arctic Development’, Arctic Yearbook, pp.1-17.

Tironi, M. Hird, M.J., Simonetti, C., Forman, P. and Freiburger, N. (2018) ‘Putting it all Together: A Day in Puchuncavi, Environmental Humanities 10(1): 187-212.

Hird, M.J. (2017) ‘Microontologies of Waste’, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 14(1). ISSN: 2469-3022. http://drainmag.com/microontologies-of-art-design-and-architecture/

Hird, M.J. (2017c) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics’ Theory, Culture and Society, 34(2-3): 187-209.

*Lougheed, S., *Metuzals, J. and Hird, M.J. (2017b) ‘Modes of Governing Canadian Waste Management: A Case Study of Metro Vancouver’s Energy-from-Waste Controversy’, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, pp. 1-14. ISSN: 1523-908X (Print) 1522-7200.

*Lougheed, S. C., & Hird, M. J. (2017a). ‘Food security and secure food in the Anthropocene’. Crime, Law and Social Change, 40(7), 739. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-017-9699-x

Hird, M.J. (2016b) ‘Waste Legacies: Land, Waste, and Canada’s DEW Line’, Northern Research, 42: 173-195. http://journals.sfu.ca/nr/index.php/nr/article/view/567

*Lougheed, S., Hird, M.J., and Rowe, R.K. (2016a) ‘Governing Household Waste Management: An Empirical Analysis and Critique’ Environmental Values, 25(3): 287-308. Available online at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ev/2015/00000024/00000006/art0000

*Zahara, A. and Hird, M.J. (2015c) ‘Raven, Dog, Human: Inhuman Colonialism and Unsettling Cosmologies’, ‘Learning How to Inherit in Colonized and Ecologically Challenged Lifeworlds’ special issue of Environmental Humanities, 7: 169-190. Available online: http://environmentalhumanities.org/archives/vol7/

Hird, M.J. ‘In/human Waste Environments’ (2015b) GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Special issue on Queer Inhumanisms, 21(2-3): 213-215. ISSN:10642684-2843323.

Hird, M.J. ‘Waste Flows’ (2015a), The Discard Studies Compendium. See http://discardstudies.com/discard-studies-compendium/#Wasteflows

Clark, N. and Hird, M.J. ‘Deep Shit’ (2014b) in E. Joy and L. Bryant (eds.) ‘Objects/Ecology’ special issue of O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies, 1:44-52. http://o-zone-journal.org/issue/. ISSN:2326-8344.

Hird, M.J., *Lougheed, S., Rowe, K. and *Kuyvenhoven, C. (2014a) ‘Making Waste Management Public (or Falling Back to Sleep)’ Social Studies of Science, 44(3): 441-465.

Hird, M.J. (2013c) ‘Planetary Messmates: Engaging with Elizabeth Mazzolini and Philip Olson on the Topic of Waste’, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 2(10): 52-57.

Hird, M.J.  (2013b) ‘Is Waste Indeterminacy Useful?  A response to Zsuzsa Gille’, Social Epistemology, 2(6): 28-33. ISSN 0269-1728 (print)/ISSN 1464-5297 (online).

Hird, M.J. (2013a) ‘Waste, Landfills, and an Environmental Ethics of Vulnerability’, Ethics and the Environment, 18(1): 105-124. ISSN: 1085-6633.

Hird, M.J. (2012) ‘Knowing Waste: Toward an Inhuman Epistemology’, Social Epistemology, 26(3-4): 453-469. ISSN 0269-1728 (print)/ISSN 1464-5297 (online). Also published in ‘Posthumanities, New Materialism, Gender and Environment’ special issue of Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap (forthcoming).

 

Material Engagement with the Environment (including the inhuman):

Hird, M.J. and Roberts, C. ‘Feminism Theorises the Nonhuman’, Feminist Theory, 2011, 12(2): 109-117.

Hird, M.J. ‘Indifferent Globality’ Theory, Culture and Society, 2010, 27 (2-3), 54-72. Print ISSN: 0263-2764/ISSN: 1460-3616 online.

Hird, M.J. ‘Meeting with the Microcosmos’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 2010, 28, 36-39. Print ISSN: 0263-7758/ ISSN: 1472-3433 online.

Hird, M.J. ‘Symbiosis, Microbes, Coevolution and Sociology’, Ecological Economics, 2010, 69(4): 737-742. ISSN: 0921-8009.

Hird, M.J. ‘The Life of the Gift’, parallax, 2010, 16(1): 1-6. Print ISSN: 1353-4645/ ISSN: 1460-700X online.

 

Material Engagements with Sexual Difference (including the inhuman):

Hird, M.J. ‘Interchanges’ in ‘Tranimacies: Intimate Links between Animal and Trans* Studies’ Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities special issue, 22(2, June).

Hird, M.J. ‘Digesting Difference: Metabolism and the Question of Sexual Difference’ Configurations, 2013b, 20: 213-238. ISSN: 1063-1801 (print)/ 1080-6520 (online).

Hird, M.J. ‘Material Feminist Engagements’, Feminist Studies, 2009, 35(2): 329-346. ISSN:0046-3663.

Hird, M.J. ‘The Corporeal Generosity of Maternity’, Body and Society, 2007, 13(1): 1-20. ISSN: 1357-034X07074760.

Hird, M.J. ‘Sex Diversity and Evolutionary Psychology’, The Psychologist, 2006, 19(1): 30-32. ISSN: 0952-8229.

Hird, M.J. ‘Animal Trans’, Australian Feminist Studies, 2006, 21(49): 35-48. ISSN: 0816-4649. Also published in N. Giffney and M. Hird (eds.) Queering the NonHuman.

Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2008. Also translated into Polish in Agnieszka Gajewska (ed.), Teorie wywrotowe, Wydawnictwo Poznańskie, Poznań, 2013, pp. 261-287.

Hird, M.J. ‘Feminist Matters: New Materialist Considerations of Sexual Difference’, Feminist Theory, 2004, 5(2): 223-232. ISSN: 1464-7001.

Hird, M.J. ‘Chimerism, Mosaicism and the Cultural Construction of Kinship’, Sexualities, 2004, 7(2): 225-240. ISSN: 1363-4607.

Hird, M.J. ‘Naturally Queer’ Feminist Theory, 2004, 5(1): 85-89. ISSN:1464-7001. Also published in: Julie Rivkin & Michael Ryan (eds) Literary Theory: An Anthology, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2015. Also published as ‘Biyolojik Olarak Queer’, KaosQueer+, 2015, pp. 86-95.

Hird, M.J. ‘New Feminist Sociological Directions’ Canadian Journal of Sociology, 2003, 28(4): 447-462.

Hird, M.J. ‘Vacant Wombs: Feminist Challenges to Psychoanalytic Theories of Childless Women’. Feminist Review, 2003, 75: 5-19. ISSN: 0141-7789.

Hird, M.J. ‘Thinking About “Sex” in Education’ Sex Education, 2003, 3(3): 187-200. ISSN: 1468-1811.

Hird, M.J. ‘Considerations for a Psycho-analytic Theory of Gender Identity and Sexual Desire: The Case of Intersex’ Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2003, 28(4): 1067-1092. ISSN: 0097-9740.

Hird, M.J. ‘From the Culture of Matter to the Matter of Culture: Feminist Explorations of Nature and Science’ Sociological Research Online, 2003, 8(1). http://www.socresonline.org.uk/8/1/hird.html

Hird, M.J. ‘A Typical Gender Identity Conference? Some Disturbing Reports from the Therapeutic Front Lines’ Feminism and Psychology, 2003, 13(2): 181-199. ISSN:0959-3535.

Hird, M.J. ‘Re(pro)ducing Sexual Difference’ Parallax, 2002, 8(4): 94-107. ISSN: 1353-4645.

Hird, M.J. ‘Unidentified Pleasures: Gender Identity and its Failure’ Body and Society, 2002, 8(2): 39-54. ISSN: 1357-034X.

Hird, M.J. ‘For a Sociology of Transsexualism’ Sociology, 2002, 36(3): 577-595. ISSN: 0038-0385.

Hird, M.J. ‘Welcoming Dialogue – A Further Reply to Out/Performing Our Selves’, Sexualities, 2002, 5(3): 362-366. ISSN: 1363-4607.

Hird, M.J. ‘Out/Performing Our Selves – Invitation for Dialogue’ Sexualities, 2002, 5(3): 337-356. ISSN: 1363-4607.

Hird, M.J. ‘Appropriating Identity: Viewing Boys Don’t Cry’ International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2001, 3(3): 435-442. ISSN:1461-6742.

Hird, M.J. ‘Feminists Theorising the End of Gender: A Conversation with Stevi Jackson’ International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2001, 3(2): 263-274. ISSN: 1461-6742.

Hird, M.J. & Jackson, S. ‘Where 'Angels' and 'Wooses' Fear to Tread: Sexual Coercion in Adolescent Heterosexual Dating Relationships’ Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 2001, 37(1): 27-43. ISSN: 0004-8690.

Hird, M.J. ‘Gender's Nature: Intersexuals, Transsexuals and the 'Sex'/'Gender' Binary'’ Feminist Theory, 2000, 1(3): 347-364. ISSN: 1464-7001.

Hird, M.J. & *Abshoff, K. ‘Women Without Children: A Contradiction in Terms?’ Canadian Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 2000, 31(3): 347-366. ISSN: 0047-2328.

Hird, M.J. ‘An Empirical Study of Adolescent Dating Aggression in the UK’ Journal of Adolescence, 2000, 23:69-78. ISSN: 0140-1971.

Hird, M.J. & Jackson, S. ‘Damned if We Do, Damned if We Don’t: New Zealand and UK High School Students' Negotiation of Sexual Identities’ Women’s Studies Journal, 1999, 15(2):125-146. ISSN: 0112-4099.

Hird, M.J. ‘Theorising Pupil Identity as Fragmented: Some Implications for Feminist Critical Pedagogy’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1998, 19: 517-528. ISSN: 0142-5692.

Hird, M.J. & *Germon, J. ‘Women on the Edge of a Dyke-otomy: Confronting Subjectivity’ Journal of Lesbian Studies, 1998, 3: 103-111. ISSN: 1089-4160. Also published in Atkins, D. (ed) Lesbian Sex Scandals. Harrington Press: Binghamton, 1998, pp. 103-112. ISBN: 0-7890-0548-4.

Hird, M.J. ‘Adolescent Dating Violence: An Empirical Study’ Intervention, 1995, 100: 60-69. ISSN: 0713-4290.

 

Other:

Hird, M.J., *Yoshizawa, R., Robinson, S., Smith, G. and Walker, M. “Risk for Cardiovascular Disease after Pre-eclampsia: Differences in Canadian Women and Healthcare Provider Perspectives on Knowledge Sharing.” Health Sociology Review. Available online first: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14461242.2016.1181981.

*Canning, C., Hird, M.J. and Smith, G.N. ‘The Pitfalls of the Add-and-Stir Approach to Transdisciplinary Public Health Research’ Critical Public Health, 2010, 145-155. ISSN 0958–1596 print/ISSN 1469–3682 online.

Acton, C. and Hird, M.J. ‘Toward a Sociology of Stammering’ Sociology, 2004, 38(3): 495-513. ISSN: 0038-0385.

 

Refereed Chapters in Books by Theme:

Waste:

Hird, M.J.; *Renders, M. and *Predko, H. ‘Decolonizing Posthumanism’ in Grech, M. (ed) Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism. 2022, (pages forthcoming).

Hird, M.J. and Riha, J.* (2021) ‘Prepping for the [Insert Here] Apocalypse and Wasting the Future’ in Gille, Z. and Lepawsky, J. (eds.) Handbook of Waste Studies. New York and London: Routledge, pp.305-321.

Hird, M.J. (2021) ‘Foreword’ in F. Allon and R. Barcan (eds.) The Temporalities of Waste: Out of Sight, Out of Time. London and New York: Routledge, pp. xiii-xvi.

Hird, M.J. and *Kuyvenhoven, C. (2020) ‘Waste Transportation and the Downstream-Recycle, Upstream-Reduce Equation: Waste’s Management Within Neoliberal Capitalism’ in R. Ek (ed) Opening the Bin, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 79-97. E-book: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Perspectives_on_Waste_from_the_Social_Sc.html?id=FJlkzQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Hird, M.J. and Yusoff, K. (2019) ‘Lines of Shite: Microbial-Mineral Chatter in the Anthropocene’ R. Braidotti, and S. Bignall (eds.) Posthuman Ecologies and Deleuzian Philosophy. Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 265-282. Reprinted in L. Mazza, A. Jaque and Marina Otero (eds.) Posthuman Ecologies: Complexity and Process after Deleuze, Serpentine Press.

Clark, N. and Hird, M.J. (2018) ‘Microontologies and the Politics of Strata’ in M. Coleman and J. Agnew (eds.) Geographies of Power. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 245-258.

Hird, M.J. and *Zahara, A. (2017) ‘The Arctic Wastes’ in Grusin, R. (ed) Anthropocene Feminism. University of Minnesota Press, pp.121-145.

Hird, M.J. (2017) ‘Proliferation-Extinction-Anxiety and the Anthropocene Aesthetic’ in J. Weinstein and C. Colebrook (eds.) Inhuman Life and Posthuman Rights. Columbia University Press, pp. 251-270. Also in Susan McHugh and Giovanni Aloi (eds) Posthumanism in Art and Science: A Reader. New York: Columbia University Press.

Hird, M.J. (2017) ‘Burial and Resurrection in the Anthropocene: Infrastructures of Waste’ in P. Harvey, C. Bruun Jensen and A. Morita (eds.) Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Routledge Companion, pp. 242-252.

 

Hird, M.J. (2016) ‘The Phenomenon of Waste World Making’ in K. Sellberg, and P. Hinton (eds.) Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 30, http://www.rhizomes.net/issue30/

 

Hird, M.J. and Yusoff, K. (2015) ‘Subtending Relations: Bacteria, Geology, and the Possible in the Anthropocene’ in S. Malik and A. Ananessian (eds.) Genealogies of Speculation, New York: Bloomsbury Press, pp. 319-342.

 

Material Engagement with the Environment (including the inhuman):

Hird, M.J. ‘On Preparations: Engaging with Inhuman Materialities’ in C. Åsberg and R. Braidotti (eds.) A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanites, 2018, pp. 141-15.

Hird, M.J. ‘How do We Help the Environment?’ in Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 170-181.

Hird, M.J. ‘Animal, All Too Animal:  Toward an Ethic of Vulnerability” in A. Gross and A. Vallely (eds.) Animal Others and the Human Imagination.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2012, pp. 331-348.

 

Material Engagements with Sexual Difference (including the inhuman):

Hird, M.J. ‘Are Sex and Gender Real?’ in Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 48-57.

Hird, M.J. ‘Biologically Queer’ in N. Giffney and M. O’Rourke (eds.) The Ashgate Companion to Queer Theory. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2009, pp. 347-362. ISBN: 0754671356.

Giffney, N. and Hird, M.J. ‘Introduction’ in N. Giffney and M. Hird (eds.) Queering the NonHuman. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2008. ISBN:0754671283.

Hird, M.J. ‘Queer(y)ing Intersex: Freud,  Polymorphous Perversity and the construction of identity’ in L. Moon (ed) Feeling Queer or Queer Feelings: Counselling Sexual Cultures. London: Brunner-Routledge, 2007, pp. 54-71. ISBN: 9780415385213.

Hird, M.J. ‘Do Sex and Gender Matter?’ in G. Pavlich and M. Hird (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 56-70. ISBN: 0195422732.

Hird, M.J. ‘Am I Queer?’ in M. Hird and G. Pavlich (eds.) Sociology for the Asking. Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 57-73. ISBN: 0195584309.

Hird, M.J. and Germon, J. ‘The Intersexual Body and the Medical Regulation of Gender’ In K. Backett-Milburn and L. McKie (eds.) Constructing Gendered Bodies. London: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 162-178. ISBN: 0-333-774612.

*O’Neill, T. and Hird, M.J. ‘Double Damnation: Gay Disabled Men and the Negotiation of Masculinity’. In K. Backett-Milburn and L. McKie (eds.) Constructing Gendered Bodies. London: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 201-223. ISBN: 0-333-774612.

 

Other:

Pavlich, G. and Hird, M.J. ‘Sociology Questions: Introduction’ in Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Third Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016, pages forthcoming.

Pavlich, G. and Hird, M.J. ‘Sociology Questions: Introduction’ in Hird, M.J. and Pavlich, G. (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 1-16.

Pavlich, G. and Hird, M.J. ‘Introduction’ in G. Pavlich and M. Hird (eds.) Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 1-14. ISBN: 0195422732.

Pavlich, G. and Hird, M.J. ‘Introduction’ in M. Hird and G. Pavlich (eds.) Sociology for the Asking. Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 1-18. ISBN: 0195584309.

 

Entries in Glossaries/Handbooks/Compendia:

Hird, M.J. ‘Sex/gender Distinction’ (p.543-545), ‘Essentialism’ (p.174-175), ‘Cyborgs’ (p.121-122), ‘Sociobiology’ (p.580-582) in Harrington, A.; Marshall, B. and Muller, H.P. (eds) Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0415290465.

Hird, M.J. ‘Coital Imperative’ (pp.33-34), ‘Trans theory’ (pp.230-231), ‘Hybridity’ (p.97), ‘Pansexualism’ (150-151), ‘Hermaphrodite’ (84), ‘Intersex’ (107) in J. Eadie (ed) Sexuality: The Essential Glossary. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0340806761.

Hird, M.J. ‘Humans’ in Harrison, S.; Pile, S. and Thrift, N. (eds) Patterned Ground. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 2003, pp. 257-260.

Hird, M.J. 154 glossary entries in Hird, M.J. & Pavlich, G. (eds) Sociology for the Asking. Oxford University Press, 2003, pp.232-251.

Hird, M.J. ‘Case Study’ (pp.22-24), ‘Gender Dysphoria Assessment’ (pp.123-126), ‘Queer Research’ (pp.246-249) and ‘Sex Surveys’ (pp.291-293) in Miller, R.; Brewer, J. and Breen, R. (eds). A-Z of Social Research. London: Sage, 2003. ISBN: 0761971335.

 

Reports:

Weisbaum, K., Hird, M., *Houghtaling, M., MacDonald, S. and Smith, G.N. (2011) The Ethics of Contacting Patients in 21st Century Health Training: Translating Privacy Legislation and Policy into Practice. Physicians Services Incorporated.

*French, M. and Hird, M.J. (2008) Concepts for Exploring Normative Structures in Scientific Communities: A Report on Potential Tools for Assessing the Problem Gambling Research Community. Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre.

Invited Keynotes

Hird, M.J. (05/21) ‘The Problem of Amplification and Other Waste Studies Challenges’ Waste, Work and Values Symposium, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (04/21) ‘Phronetic Science and Citizen Assemblies’ NARST Sandra K Abell Institute for Doctoral Students, University of Delaware, USA.

Hird, M.J. (11/19) ‘Looking for Redemption in all the Wrong Places: Canada’s Waste Management Crisis’, BC Nurses Union Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (12/17) ‘Settler Colonialism and Canadian Waste: Issues of Self-determination and Responsibility’, Mineral Forum, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/17) ‘Metabolizing the Planet’, Mind the Gut Symposium, Medical Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hird, M.J. (10/17) ‘The Up- and Down-stream Flows of Waste: Reflecting on Waste within Neo-liberal Capitalism’, Des Déchets à l’économie circulaire: Publics, politiques et engagements citoyens’, EVS, Universite de Lyon, France.

Hird, M.J. (04/17) ‘Looking for Redemption in all the Wrong Places: Environmental Citizenship and the Long Duré of Waste Contamination’, Opening the Bin Conference, Lund University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (02/17) ‘Microontologies of Waste, and the Radical Asymmetry of a Stratified Planet, Emerging Activity: Relating Things Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Hird, M.J. (09/15) ‘Burial and Ressurrection in the Anthropocene: Infrastructures of Waste’, Governing the Inorganic: Materials, Infrastructures and Care Conference, Santiago, Chile.

Hird, M.J. (11/14) ‘Material Flows in the Anthropocene’, G14 Conference, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (09/14) ‘Wast(ED): Colonial Legacies in the Anthropocence’, Learning How to Inherit in Colonized and Ecologically Challenged Lifeworlds Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (06/14) ‘Proliferation-Extinction-Anxiety and the Anthropocene Aesthetic, Leverhulme Trust Lecture, Oxford University of London, London, UK.

Hird, M.J. and van Wyck, P. (06/14) ‘What Was the Anthropocene?’, Leverhulme Trust Lecture, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Hird, M.J. (05/14) ‘Metabolizing Strata: Proliferation and Diversification Underground’, Life Matters Conference, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (04/14) ‘Relations of Waste World-Making’, Anthropocene Feminism, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

Hird, M.J. (12/13) ‘Inhuman Epistemologies’, Leverhulme Trust Lecture, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

Hird, M.J. (12/13) ‘Waste and Environmental Politics in the Shadow of Terminal Capitalism’, Leverhulme Trust Lecture, Lancaster Environment Center, Centre for Science Studies, and Center for Gender Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Hird, M.J. (06/13) ‘Global visions: Environmental Responsibility Without Limits’, Constructions of Globality: Ideas, Images and Artefacts Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hird, M.J. (06/13) ‘On Preparations: Learning and Teaching Materiality’, Developing Feminist Post-Constructivist Qualitative Research Methodologies in the Educational Sciences Conference, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/12) ‘Feminist Theory and the Inhuman’, Feminist Theory Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (06/12) ‘Disturbing Messmates and Becomings Indeterminate: Geobio Forces in Waste Flows’ Indeterminate Subjects Conference, Lancaster, UK.

Hird, M.J. (05/12) ‘Sexual Indifference on a Sociable Planet’, Women’s Studies Department, Abo Akademi University, Finland.

Hird, M.J. (05/12) ‘Microlife: Waste Flow, Care, and an Ethic of Vulnerability’, Tema Genus, Linkoping University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (04/12) ‘‘Microlife: Waste Flow, Care, and an Ethic of Vulnerability’, Gender Studies Department, Sodertorn, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/11) ‘Sex Matters on a Sociable Planet’, Finnish Research School on Women and Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Hird, M.J. (06/11) ‘Life on a Sociable Planet’, Sociology Department, Warwick University.

Hird, M.J. (05/11) ‘Sex and Gender on a Sociable Planet’, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/10) ‘When Science and Social Science Meet:  Toward an Ethics of Vulnerability’,  Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/10) ‘Within/Between/Through Bodies:  Sex Diversity on a Symbiotic Planet’ Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Invited Presentations

Hird, M.J. (11/21) ‘Canada’s Waste Flows’, Research Centre on the Future of Cities, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (11/21) ‘Canada’s Waste Flows’, École Urbaine de Lyon, Univesité de Lyon, France.

Hird, M.J. (11/21) ‘Canada’s Waste Crisis and What We Can Do About It’, Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (11/21) ‘The Anthropocene is Injustice’, OPEN SPACE Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Hird, M.J. (10/21) ‘Canada’s Wicked Waste Wicked Problem’, AMS, Queen’s University, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (10/20) ‘Waste in the Anthropocene: Waste as an Ongoing Symptom of Settler Colonialism’, University College London.

Hird, M.J. (10/19) ‘Iqaluit’s Dumpcano and the Indeterminate Material Politics of Waste’, Sociology Department, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (10/19) ‘Iqaluit’s Dumpcano and the Indeterminate Material Politics of Waste’, KGH University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. and Wilkes, J. (12/17) ‘Settler Colonialism and Canadian Waste: Issues of Self-determination and Responsibility’, Environmental Humanities, Linköping University, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (11/17) ‘Deep Shit’, Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies and the associated Graduate Programme in Medicine Culture and Society, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hird, M.J. (03/17) ‘Canada’s Waste Flow’, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Institut d'urbanisme de Lyon, France.

Hird, M.J. (10/16) ‘Microontologies of Waste, and the Radical Asymmetry of a Stratified Planet’, Boundaries in the Age of the Life Sciences Speaker Series, Penn State University.

Hird, M.J. (10/15) ‘Waste and the Anthorpocene’, Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (10/15) ‘Infrastructures of Waste’, Tema Technology and Social Change and Tema Environment, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (10/15) ‘Trananimacies’, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (10/15) ‘Publishing’, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (04/15) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics, and Dis/Engaged Publics’, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hird, M.J. (02/15) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics, and Dis/Engaged Publics’, California State University, Pasadena, United States.

Hird, M.J. (02/15) ‘Geo-chaos to Bio-order: Subtending (Sexual) Relations’, California State University, Pasadena, United States.

Hird, M.J. (10/14) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics’, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Hird, M.J. (09/14) ‘The Arctic Wastes’, Tema Environmental Change and Tema Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (09/14) ‘What Was the Anthropocene?, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (09/14) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics’, Environmental Technology and Management Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (05/14) ‘Waste-Colonialism’, Life Matters Conference – Closed Workshop, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Hird, M.J. (04/13) ‘Sex Matters on a Sociable Planet’, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Hird, M.J. (04/13) ‘Waste: Uncertainty, Futurity, and Democratic Engagement’, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Hird, M.J. (04/13) ‘Sex Matters on a Sociable Planet’, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Hird, M.J. (04/12) ‘Waste Flow, Care, and an Ethic of Vulnerability’, Technoscience and Care Workshop, York University, York.

Hird, M.J. (11/12) ‘Canada’s Waste Flow: Uncertain Futures’, McGill School of Environment, Montreal.

Hird, M.J. (11/11) ‘Conversations with the More than Human’, American Anthropological Association, Montreal.

Hird, M.J. (06/11) 'Diversity and Asymmetry at the Biophysical, Biocultural, and Biodigital Strata', Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich.

Hird, M.J. (05/11) ‘Toward an Ethic of Vulnerability’, Technoscience Workshop, Lancaster University (UK).

Hird, M.J. (02/11) ‘Sex and Gender on a Sociable Planet’, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Lakehead University (Orillia campus).

Hird, M.J. (02/11) ‘Volatile Bodies, Volatile Cosmos: Notes on Radical Asymmetry’ Sociology and Anthropology Department, Concordia University.

Hird, M.J. (11/10) ‘Improving Long-term Maternal Health’, Scientific Café (CIHR funded), Kingston, Ontario.

Hird, M.J. (10/10) ‘Volatile Bodies, Volatile Cosmos: Notes on Radical Asymmetry’ Anthropology Department, University of California at Berekely.

Hird, M.J. (06/10) ‘Animal, All Too Animal?’ Animals and Animality Across the Humanities and Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston.

Hird, M.J., (06/10) ‘Capturing the impacts of publicly funded health research: Knowledge translation and public understanding of science issues’. Presentation at the workshop “Understanding Social Sciences and Humanities Research Outcomes and Impacts: From Innovative Metrics to Success Stories,” Concordia University, Montreal.

Hird, M. J. (11/09) ‘Transdisciplinarity in Health Research’, Perinatal Investigators’ Meeting, Kingston, Canada.

Hird, M. J. (05/09) ‘Microontologies’, Life on our Symbiotic Planet: A Conversation with Myra Hird, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, UK.

Hird, M.J. (04/09) ‘Microontologies, or How to Meet with the Microcosmos’, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University, Brown University, USA.

Hird, M.J. (04/09) ‘Gender: Identity, Disorder or Neither?’, Queen’s University, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (10/08) ‘Microontologies, or How to Meet With the Microcosmos’, History of Consciousness Department, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA.

Hird, M.J. (10/08) ‘Microontologies, or How to Meet With the Microcosmos’, Sociology Deparment, Queen’s University, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Intensive Evolution and Virtual Sexual Difference: Thinking Queer Technoscientific Emergence’, Emerging Queer and Feminist Technoscience, Bergen, Norway.

Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Thinking Monera’, Sociology Department, Lancaster University, UK.

Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Developing an Ontological and Epistemological Tool-Kit’, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies and Centre for Science Studies Joint Postgraduate Workshop, Lancaster University, UK.

Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Bio-philosophy’s Filthy (In)difference?’, Institute for Gender Studies, Lancaster University, UK.

Hird, M.J. and McCallister, J. (04/08) ‘Open to Surprise: Symbiogenesis and Geosciences’, Geosciences Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Hird, M.J. (03/08) ‘Notes from a Failed Feminist: The Ontology and Epistemology of Sexual Difference’, Sociology Department, Brandeis University, USA.

Hird, M.J. (12/07) ‘Gain Science and Social Approaches to the Environment’, Geosciences Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Hird, M.J. (03/07) ‘Transdisciplinary Science in Health Research: A Case Study’ Department of Obstretrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (03/07) ‘Ethical Issues in the Translation of Health Research Findings: Perceived Conflict of Interest and Researchers’ Duty in Patient Care’ Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen’s University, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (11/05) ‘The Ontology of Sexual Difference’, Psychology Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (05/04) ‘Express Yourself: Meditations on Foreign and Familiar Bodies’, Making Sense of Transitions and Transformations, University of Newcastle.

Hird, M.J. (05/03) ‘Boundaries and ‘Other’ Matters: Biological Others and the Politics of Difference’, Sociology Department, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Hird, M.J. (03/03) ‘Boundaries that Matter’, Sociology Department, University of Durham.

Hird, M.J. (10/02) ‘Future Queer: Using Natural Sciences to Think Beyond Culture?’, Queer Roundtable Discussion, University College Dublin.

Hird, M.J. (05/01) ‘Typical Gender Identity? Some Disturbing Reports from the Therapeutic Front Lines’ ESRC Sexuality Seminar Series, York University.

Hird, M.J. (05/01) ‘Ethical Concerns in Conducing Social Science Research’ Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin.

Hird, M.J. (05/01) ‘Sexual Difference: The Big Lie’ Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds.

Hird, M.J. (04/01) ‘Sex Acts’ School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Hird, M.J. (12/00) ‘The end of feminism?’ Department of Sociology, University of Ulster at Jordanstown.

Hird, M.J. (12/00) ‘Research Ethics’. School of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen’s University.

Hird, M.J. (06/00) ‘Resisting Pleasures’. Women’s Studies Centre, York University.

Hird, M.J. (02/99) 'Gender's nature: Intersexuals, transsexuals and the 'sex'/'gender' binary'. Women's Studies Centre, Manchester University.

Hird, M.J. (07/98) ‘Reconceiving theories of childfree women’. Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, Wellington.

Hird, M.J. (19/97) 'Issues involved in graduate research'. Department of Sociology. Waikato University.

Hird, M.J. (10/97) ‘An exploration of adolescent dating violence’. Department of Sociology. Waikato University.

Hird, M.J. (08/97) ‘Theorising pupil identity as fragmented: some implications for feminist critical pedagogy’. Department of Education, Auckland University.

Hird, M.J. (06/97) ‘Talking about adolescent dating violence’. North Harbour Family Violence Prevention Project, Auckland.

Hird, M.J. (02/97) ‘Theorising pupil identity as fragmented: implications for critical pedagogy’. Sociology Department Research Seminar Series, Auckland University.

Hird, M.J. (01/96). ‘Adolescents, dating relationships and aggression’. Graduate lecture presented at New College, Oxford.

Hird, M.J. (10/95). ‘The uncontrollable boy and the girl who led him on: adolescents talk about dating violence’. Women’s Studies Group, Oxford University.

Hird, M.J. (05/95). ‘Flirtations, mixed signals and heartache: male and female adolescent relationship discourse’. Human Sciences Department, Oxford University.

Hird, M.J. (05/95). ‘Substantive and theoretical issues in qualitative research analysis’. Socio-legal Studies Department, Oxford University.

Hird, M. J. (03/95). ‘Analysing qualitative research data’. Educational Studies Department, Oxford University.

Conference Presentations

Hird, M.J.; Predko, H. and Renders, M. (06/21) ‘Acts of Remembering: Settler Colonial Waste in Canada’s Arctic’ Re-Opening the Bin, Coppenhagen, Denmark.

Hird, M.J. (11/20) ‘Canada’s Waste Crisis and How Recycling Won’t Fix It’ CREATE Seed, Montréal, Canada.

Hird, M.J. and Yusoff, K. (04/18) ‘Lines of Shite: Traversing Plateaus in Microbial-Mineral Evolution’, American Association of Geography Conference, New Orleans, USA.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/17) ‘Looking for Redemption in all the Wrong Places: Waste Studies and our Misplaced Focus on Recycling’, Colloque international Sciences, savoirs et pratiques des déchets, A l’Institut des Amériques (IdA), Paris, France.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/15) ‘Subtending Relations: Bacteria, Geology, and the Possible’, American Association of Geographers Conference, Chicago.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/13) ‘Indifferent Globality’, Constructions of Globality: Ideas, Images and Artefacts Conference, Copenhagen.

 

Hird, M.J. (02/12) ‘Exuberant Waste: Bacterial Agency and the Post-Natural Ecologies of Landfill’, Association of American Geographers. New York City, New York.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/11) ‘Volatile Bodies, Volatile Cosmos: Notes on Radical Asymmetry’, Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/10) ‘Becoming Sex and Race: A Conversation with Darwin and Grosz’, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, McGill University and Université de Montréal.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/10) ‘Capturing the Impacts of Publicly Funded Health Research: Knowledge Translation and Public Understanding of Science Issues’, SSHRC Session ‘Understanding research outcomes and impacts: from innovative metrics to success stories’, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/10) ‘The In/Organic Juncture: Exploring the Boundary between Life and Matter’, Society for Cultural Anthropology, Santa Fe, United States.

 

Clark, N. and Hird, M.J. (04/10) ‘The In/Organic Juncture: Exploring the Boundary Between Life and Matter’, British Sociological Association, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Hird, M.J. (12/09) ‘Plenty of Room at the Micro’, American Anthropological Society, Philadelphia, USA. (invited Discussant on ‘The Value of Small Things’ panel).

 

Hird, M.J. (10/09) ‘Science Studies and Nonhuman Sentience’, Society for the Social Study of Science, Washington DC, USA.

 

Hird, M.J. (10/08) ‘Zoofeminism By Any Other Name? The Limitations of Thinking Sexual Difference Through Human/Animals’, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/08) ‘Eating Well, Surviving Humanism: Biophilosophy’s Filthy Lesson’, Royal Geography Society Association, London UK.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/08) ‘Eating Well, Surviving Humanism’, Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Vancouver.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/08) ‘A Filthy Lesson of (in)Difference:  When Queer Theory and Environments Meet’, NeMLA Conference, Buffalo.

 

Hird, M.J. (03/08) ‘Symbiogenesis Theory, Gaian Science and Social Theories of the Environment’, British Sociological Association Conference, Warwick UK.

 

Hird, M.J. (10/07) ‘Ways of Knowing Interspecies Communities’ Society for the Social Study of Science Conference, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J., *French, M., *Houghtaling, M. and *Canning, C. (10/07) ‘Ways of Knowing Science and Social Theory’ Society for the Social Study of Science Conference, Montreal.

 

Hird, M.J. (09/07) ‘Individualism, Symbiogenesis and Sociological Theories of Social Relating’ European Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow.

 

Hird, M. J. (08/07) ‘Evolutionary Biology, Symbiogenesis and Sociology’s New Imagination’ American Sociology Association Conference, New York

 

Hird, M. J. (06/07) ‘The Corporeal Generosity of Interspecies Communities’ Canadian Sociology Association Conference, University of Saskatchewan.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/06) ‘Truth’s Superb Surprise: Lynn Margulis and Theories of Social Relating’ Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Vancouver.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/05) ‘What We Might Learn From the Coral Goby Fish: Reconsidering Trans Debates from a Non-Human Perspective’ Gender and Canadian Values in the 21st Century, Brandon University.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/05) ‘Trannie Animals’, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Conference, University of Western Ontario.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/05) ‘Express Your Self: The Corporeal Generosity of Maternity’, British Sociological Association Conference, York University.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/04) ‘ “One Long Argument” and the Diversity of Sex’ Biological Bodies Conference, Queen Mary College, University of London.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/03) ‘Reproducing Nature: Using the Natural Sciences to Think Through Reproductive Technology Debates’ Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, Halifax.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/03) ‘It’s Not Who You Know But What You Know: Thinking Through Boundaries with the Natural Sciences’, British Sociological Association Conference, York University.

 

Hird, M.J. (02/03) ‘Freaks of Nature: Queering the Human’, Lesbian Lives Conference, University College Dublin.

 

Hird, M.J. (01/03) ‘Queer(y)ing Biology’, Sexualities, Cultures and Identities: New Directions in Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Newcastle.

 

Hird, M.J. (07/02) ‘New Materialism and the Australian Feminist Challenge to Sociology’ World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane. Invited to speak on panel ‘The Feminist Challenge to Sociological Theory’.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/02) ‘Feminist Theory on the Move Again: Explorations of New Materialism’ Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, Ryerson University. Invited to speak on panel ‘Bodies, Sex and Gender: Reflections and Reconfigurations’.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/01) ‘Re(pro)ducing Sexual Difference’ British Sociological Association Conference, Manchester University.

 

Hird, M.J. (09/00) ‘The Impact of Intersexuality and Transsexuality on Gender Theory’ Women’s Studies Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/00) ‘Gender’s Nature’. Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, University of Alberta.

 

Hird, M.J. (05/00) ‘Unidentified Pleasures’. Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association Conference, University of Alberta.

 

Hird, M.J. (04/99) ‘Women abandoned?’. British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow University.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/98) ‘Theorising gender and interpersonal violence’. Sociology Association of New Zealand Annual Conference, Napier.

 

Hird, M.J. (11/98) ‘Damned if we do, damned if we don’t: New Zealand and UK high school students’ negotiation of sexual identities’. Girl Trouble? Conference, University of Waikato.

 

Hird, M.J. & *Germon, J. (04/98)‘The intersexual body and the medical regulation of gender’ British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. & *O’Neill, T. (04/98) ‘Double damnation: Gay disabled men and the negotiation of masculinity’. British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. & *Abshoff, K. (04/98) ‘The essentialism of child-free women to postmodern feminism’. British Sociological Association Conference, Edinburgh University.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/97) ‘Unsilencing the lambs: Taking adolescent dating violence seriously’. World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. University College, Dublin.

 

Hird, M.J. (03/96). ‘Sexual harassment/violence: young people’s experiences’. Sexual Politics in Higher Education Conference. University of Northumbria.

 

Hird, M.J. (06/95). ‘Toward a feminist theory of female violence’. Women’s Studies Network Conference, University of Sterling.

 

Hird, M. J. (10/93). ‘Dating violence in adolescent relationships: implications for schools’. Quebec Ministry of Education PSBGM Teachers Conference, University of Montreal.

 

Hird, M. J. (02/92). ‘The school counsellor’s role in preventing dating violence’. Montreal School Counsellor Conference, University of Montreal.

Posters

Hird, M.J.; Weisbaum, K.; Smith, G.N.; *Kuyvenhoven, C.; and *Scott, R. (10/2012) ‘Translating Knowledge Issues About Women’s Health Research’, Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex, and Health Research, Montreal, QC.

 

Hird, M.J.; *Canning, C.; Smith, G.N. and Walker, M. (03/09) ‘Capturing the Outcomes and Impacts of Publicly Funded Health Research: Knowledge Translation and Public Understandings of Science Issues Relating to Women’s Postpartum Knowledge of the Relationship Between Pre-Eclampsia and Cardiovascular Risk’, J.A. Law Research Day, Queen’s University.

 

Hird, M.J. (08/08) ‘Eating Well, Surviving Humanism: Questioning the Focus on the “Human-Animal Bond”’, International Society for Anthrozoology, University of Toronto. Poster.

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Public Knowledge Mobilization

2022
Radio:

CBC’s The Sunday Magazine

 

Public Talk:

Third Age Learning - York Region

 

Public Talk:

Eastern Ontario Natural-History Society/Société Paléontologique d’Ottawa (EONS/SPO)

 

 

2021

Public Video:

Archives of the Future, Open Space Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

 

Public Talk:

AMS Society, Queen’s University Presentation

 

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Presentation

 

Longpoint Biosphere Podcast

 

Consultation Presentation and Interview:

Kingston City Council

 

Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) Presentation to the Government of Quèbec

https://www.bape.gouv.qc.ca/fr/dossiers/etat-lieux-et-gestion-residus-ultimes/webdiffusion/

 

Print:

National Observer

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/04/05/news/cutting-back-waste-possible-if-you-can-afford-it
 

National Observer

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/01/28/news/recycling-key-plastic-crisis-says-coalition-behind-new-plastic-pact-it
 

The Tyee

https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/06/24/Climate-Disaster-Hidden-BC-Forests/
 

The Tyee

https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2021/06/10/How-Uber-Rich-Transformed-Housing-Vancouver-World/
 

e-Flux

https://www.e-flux.com/journal/115/374863/cloudy-swords/

Frankfurter Rundschau

https://www.fr.de/zukunft/storys/technologie/wikipedia-das-gesammelte-wissen-der-maenner-90576847.html
 

Rue 89Lyon

https://www.rue89lyon.fr/2021/06/22/podcast-repolitiser-la-gestion-des-dechets/

 

The Hill Times

https://www.hilltimes.com/2019/06/05/canadas-effort-to-reduce-plastics-pollution-have-been-found-wanting/202498

 

Darpan

https://darpanmagazine.com/news/national/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

 

2020   

Print:

Yahoo! Canada interview on landfills in Ontario 

Ontario’s Big Cities Face Looming Landfill Shortage after change to approval process

Canadian Geographic interview on plastics waste (forthcoming)

CBC News, Canada is asking for more time to enact a promised ban on shipping plastic waste

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/plastic-waste-basel-convention-canada-1.5495920

CBC News
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-plastic-waste-basel-1.5827340

 

CBC News
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/landfill-ontario-garbage-environment-1.5772608
 

Global News
https://globalnews.ca/news/7387327/kingston-businesses-react-single-use-plastics-ban

Toronto Star
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/06/03/why-the-man-at-the-centre-of-last-years-canada-philippines-trash-crisis-says-ottawa-owes-him-an-apology.html?rf

BBC News, London (UK), interview (forthcoming)

Public Talk:

Gananoque Probus Club, Gananoque, Ontario

Two Church Lunch and Learn Group, Kingston, Ontario

Radio:

« Regards sur nos déchets » Interview (in French) public broadcast, École Urbaine de Lyon

https://www.sondekla.com/user/event/10432

Radio:

« L’amont et l’aval de nos déchets » Interview (in French) public broadcast, École Urbaine de Lyon

https://www.sondekla.com/user/event/10496

Monocle Magazine interview

Television:

Cityline CITYTV interview

 

Radio:

CFRC interview

https://podcast.cfrc.ca/2020/10/prof-myra-hird-discusses-government-ban-on-single-use-plastics-in-canada/

 

2019

Television:

CBC Marketplace

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/plastics-recycling-waste-overseas-marketplace-1.5292512

CTV News

https://www.ctv.ca/Your-Morning/Video/How-Canada-might-be-failing-at-recycling-vid1704573

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/this-is-why-canadian-waste-keeps-ending-up-in-asia-1.4441472?cache=yes%3FclipId%3D89530

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-should-ban-garbage-exports-after-philippine-embarrassment-experts-say-1.4447133?cache=yesclipId104062%3FclipId%3D373266

Global News

https://globalnews.ca/news/5340770/canada-garbage-shipping-philippines/

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/5340770/canada-garbage-shipping-philippines/

 

MSNBC News

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/weather/dirty-little-secret-canadas-recycling-problem-revealed-in-trash-dispute/vp-AAC9PGt

 

Radio:

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/current-EXjWrAqD-20190425.mp3

 

Print:

Basel Action Network (BAN)

https://www.ban.org/news/2019/4/25/canada-is-in-the-wrong-environmentalists-urge-the-country-to-clear-out-its-trash-from-the-philippines

Canadian Horticultural Council magazine

https://www.hortcouncil.ca/en/resources/fresh-thinking-magazine/

Canadian Geographic
https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/why-we-need-totally-rethink-plastic-waste

Montréal Gazette

https://montrealgazette.com/news/stop-sending-our-trash-oversees-activists-plead

CBC News
Canada partly to blame for trash fracas with Philippines

Global News
Canada can expect more nations to send trash back

Global News

https://globalnews.ca/news/5340770/canada-garbage-shipping-philippines/

CTV National Network News 
Malaysia cracks down on foreign waste from Canada

CBC Online 
How does my waste wind up in places like Malaysia and the Philippines?

Popular Science

https://www.popsci.com/canada-trash-problem/

Chat News Today

https://chatnewstoday.ca/2019/05/31/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

City News

https://montreal.citynews.ca/2019/05/31/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

News95.7

https://www.news957.com/2019/05/31/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

Royal Canadian Legion

http://rclbr50.ca/news/Item.asp?T=0&S=&pg=1&NID=1559214667

The Star

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/05/31/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after philippine-garbage-embarrassment.html?rf

Suits and Boots

https://www.suitsandboots.ca/we-asked-3-companies-to-recycle-canadian-plastic-and-secretly-tracked-it-only-1-company-recycled-the-material/

Digital Journal

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/it-s-time-the-world-takes-action-on-recyclable-waste/article/550838

Squamish Chief       

https://www.squamishchief.com/opinion/opinion-recycle-win-or-fail-3350514

The Hamilton Spectator

https://www.thespec.com/news/canada/2019/05/08/canada-will-cover-costs-of-bringing-trash-filled-containers-home-from-the-philippines.html

Chat News Today

https://chatnewstoday.ca/2019/05/31/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

Darpan Magazine

https://darpanmagazine.com/news/national/experts-call-for-ban-on-waste-exports-after-philippine-garbage-embarrassment/

 

2018

Print:

Toronto Sun 

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/chinas-ban-on-foreign-recyclables-will-cost-toronto-millions

Art Installation: University of Toronto Mississauga

‘Canada’s Waste Flow’, The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK)

 

2017

Radio:

CBC interview on waste issues in Canada

 

2016

Magazine:

Canadian Geographic interview

https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/why-we-need-totally-rethink-plastic-waste

Art Installation:

Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC)

The Amoebic Workshop: A Submerged Exhibition, Toronto, Canada. ‘Microontologies of Waste’

https://www.criticaldistance.ca/program/the-amoebic-workshop/

2014

Art Installation:

‘Waste Stratified, on the Road to Nowhere’. Art installation for Tomás Saraceno and Sasha Englemann’s ‘Monument to the Anthropocene”

http://www.sashaengelmann.com/blog/2014/10/14/a-monument-to-the-anthropocene 

 

2013

Magazine:

(e)Affect Magazine (Queen’s University) interview

            https://www.queensu.ca/vpr/canadas-waste-flow

 

2012

Radio:

CKUT Montreal interview

Print:

Kingston Whig Standard

2010

Public meeting:

Café Scientifique panel speaker

2005

Television:

Channel Five (UK) and Discovery Health and Channel Four (International) interview

2003

Television:

BBC Northern Ireland ‘100 Years of the Census’ documentary

1997

Print:

New Zealand Herald ‘Do New Zealand Schools Have a “Culture of Violence”’

1997   

Radio:

Auckland public radio interview

1991   

Radio:

McGill University interview

1991   

Print:

Montreal Gazette interview

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Supervision

(Total = 68: Post-doctoral = 1;  PhD = 26;  MA/MES = 26;  Total Undergraduate Honours = 15)

 

Current Students:

Alicia Berthiaume     PhD candidate. Novel Applications of the National Pollutant

                                     Release Inventory in Sustainability Analysis

 

Micky Renders           PhD candidate. Art Project on Waste Issues in Canada’s Arctic 

 

Gabrielle Dee             MES candidate. Re-municipalizing Waste

 

Hillary Predko            MES candidate. Geological History and Waste

 

Aja Rowden               MES candidate. The Individualization of Waste