Refereed Journal Articles by Theme



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,


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

Hird, M.J. ‘Putting it all Together: A Day in Puchuncavi and Reflections on Contamination’, Environmental Humanities, 10(1): 187-212.

Hird, M.J. (2017) ‘Microontologies of Waste’, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, 14(1) (pages forthcominga). ISSN: 2469-3022.

​​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. Online at:

Lougheed, S. C., & Hird, M. J. (2017a). Food security and secure food in the Anthropocene. Crime, Law and Social Change, 40(7), 739.


Hird, M.J. (2016) ‘Waste Legacies: Land, Waste, and Canada’s DEW Line’, Northern Research, 42: 173-195.


Lougheed, S., Hird, M.J., and Rowe, R.K. (2016) ‘Governing Household Waste Management: An Empirical Analysis and Critique’ Environmental Values, 25(3): 287-308. Available online at:


Zahara, A. and Hird, M.J. ‘Raven, Dog, Human: Inhuman Colonialism and Unsettling Cosmologies’, ‘Learning How to Inherit in Colonized and Ecologically Challenged Lifeworlds’ special issue of Environmental Humanities, 2015, 7: 169-190. Available online:


Hird, M.J. (2015) ‘Waste, Environmental Politics and Dis/Engaged Publics’ in N. Clark and K. Yusoff (eds.) ‘Geo-Social Formations’ special issue of Theory, Culture and Society, 34(2-3): 187-209.


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


Hird, M.J. ‘Waste Flows’, The Discard Studies Compendium. Available online:


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


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


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


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


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


Hird, M.J. ‘Knowing Waste: Toward an Inhuman Epistemology’, Social Epistemology, 2012, 26(3-4): 453-469. ISSN 0269-1728 (print)/ISSN 1464-5297 (online).



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. ‘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.



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.


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).



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.



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.