Refereed Publications


Anna C. Korteweg and Gökçe Yurdakul (equal co-authors). The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging. June, 2014, Stanford University Press.

Anna C. Korteweg and Jennifer A. Selby, editors. Debating Shariah: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration. May 2012, University of Toronto Press.



Korteweg, Anna C. “The ‘What’ and ‘Who’ of Co-optation: Gendered Racialized Migrations, Settler Nation-States and Post-Colonial Difference.” International Journal of Feminist Politics,

Laxer, Emily and Anna C. Korteweg, “Culture politique et politique de la culture: Luttes démocratiques dans le débat sur la charte des valeurs québécoises”, Recherches Sociographiques

2015    Korteweg, Anna C. and Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos. “Is Multiculturalism Dead? Groups, Governments, and ‘the Real Work of Integration’.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 38:5. Vol. 38, No. 5, 663-680, available online at:

2014    Korteweg, Anna C. “‘Honour Kiling’ in the Immigration Context: Multiculturalism and the Racialization of Violence Against Women,” Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, available online at:

2014    Laxer, Emily, Rachael Carson, and Anna C. Korteweg. “Articulating Minority Nationhood: Cultural and Political Differentiation in Québec’s Reasonable Accommodation Debate.” Nations and Nationalism, 20(1):133-53.

2013    Yurdakul, Gökce and Anna C. Korteweg (equal co-authors). “Gender Equality and Immigrant Integration: Honour Killing and Forced Marriage Debates in the Netherlands, Germany and Britain.” Women’s Studies International Forum. Vol. 41, pp. 204-214.

2013    Korteweg, Anna. “The Dutch ‘Headrag Tax’ Proposal: The Symbolic and Material Consequences of Impossible Laws.” Social Identities, 19(6):759-74, DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2013.842674

2013    Korteweg, Anna C. and Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos. “Gender, Religion, and Ethnicity: Intersections and Boundaries in Immigrant Integration Policy Debates”. Social Politics, 20(1): 109-136.

2012 Paulina Garcia-del Moral and Anna C. Korteweg. “The Sexual Politics of Citizenship and Reproductive Rights in Ireland: From National, Transnational, International, and Supranational to Postnational Claims to Membership?” European Journal of Women’s Studies.
Download: European Journal of Women’s Studies-2012-Moral-413-27

2012 Anna C. Korteweg, “Understanding Honour Killing and Honour-Related Violence in the Immigration Context: Implications for the Legal Profession and Beyond.” Canadian Criminal Law Review, 16(2): 33-58.
Download: Korteweg_CCLR Understanding Honour Killing

2010    Korteweg, Anna C. and Gökçe Yurdakul (equal co-authors). “Religion, Culture and the Politicization of Honour-Related Violence: A Critical Analysis of Media and Policy Debate in Western Europe and North America.”
Thematic Paper commissioned by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development for the project on Religion, Politics and Gender Equality.
Download: KortewegYurdakul 2010 HRV UNRISD

2009    Korteweg, Anna and Gökçe Yurdakul. “Islam, Gender, and Immigrant Integration:  Boundary Drawing in Discourses on Honour Killing in the Netherlands and Germany.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. 32 (2): 218-238.

2008    Korteweg, Anna. “The Sharia Debate in Ontario: Gender, Islam, and Representations of Muslim Women’s Agency.” Gender & Society, 22 (4): 434-54.
Download: Korteweg 2008 Gender & Society Sharia Debate

2008    Bloemraad, Irene, Anna Korteweg, and Gökçe Yurdakul (equal co-authors). “Citizenship and Immigration: Multiculturalism, Assimilation and Challenges to the Nation-State.” Annual Review of Sociology, 34:153-179.

2006    Korteweg, Anna C. “The Construction of Gendered Citizenship at the Welfare Office:  An Ethnographic Comparison of Welfare-to-Work Workshops in the United States and the Netherlands,” Social Politics, 13 (3), 313-340.

2006    Block, Fred, Anna C. Korteweg, and Kerry Woodward (equal co-authors).
“The Compassion Gap in American Poverty Policy,” Contexts, 5 (2), 14-20.

2003    Korteweg, Anna C. “Welfare Reform and the Subject of the Working Mother: ‘Get a Job, a Better Job, then a Career’,” Theory and Society, August, 32 (4), 445-480.

2001    Korteweg, Anna C. “‘It Won’t Change a Thing’:  The Meanings of Marriage in the Netherlands.”  Qualitative Sociology, January, 24 (4), 507-525.

1999    Ray, Raka and Anna C. Korteweg. “Women, Activism, and Identity in the Third World,” Annual Review of Sociology, 25, 47-71.

Book Chapters

2012    Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos, Anna Korteweg and Paulina Garcia Del Moral. “The Benefits and Limits of Pragmatism: Immigrant Integration Policy and Social Cohesion in Germany.”  In Diverse Nations, Diverse Responses: Approaches to Social Cohesion in Immigrant Societies, ed. Paul Spoonley and Erin Tolley, McGill-Queens University Press

2012    Jennifer Selby and Anna C. Korteweg. “Situating the Debate in Ontario”. Debating Sharia: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration, edited by Anna Korteweg and Jennifer Selby, University of Toronto Press.

2012    Anna C. Korteweg and Jennifer Selby. “Sharia in the West”. Debating Shariah: Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration, edited by Anna Korteweg and Jennifer Selby. University of Toronto Press.

2006    Korteweg, Anna C. “The Murder of Theo Van Gogh:  Gender, Religion and the Struggle over Immigrant Integration in the Netherlands”. In Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos. Y. Michal Bodemann and Gökçe Yurdakul eds. Palgrave-MacMillan, pp. 147-166.
* Published in Dutch translation in Migrantenstudies, 21(4), Dec. 2005, pp. 205-223.

2006    Korteweg, Anna C. “The Politics of Subject Formation: Welfare-Reliant Women’s Response to Welfare Reform in the United States and the Netherlands.”  In Analysing Social Policy:  A Governmental Approach. Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald eds. Camberley: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 107-126.

Book Reviews

2014    Book Review of Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison by Christian Joppke and John Torpey (2012), Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming.

2010    Book Review of A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages Its Emigration by David Fitzgerald, American Journal of Sociology, 115 (6), May, pp. 1936-8.

Research Reports

2014    Korteweg, Anna C. and Jennifer Elrick. “Citizenship Research Synthesis – 2009-2013”, Commissioned by Citizenship and Immigration Canada through CERIS. May 30, 2014. CERIS Research Synthesis on Citizenship, final

2013    Korteweg, Anna C., Salina Abji, Lisa Barnoff, Deepa Mattoo (first author). “Citizenship, Culture, and Violence Against Women: Social Service Provision in the South Asian Communities of the GTA,” CERIS Research Report. Available at:

Non-Refereed Publications

2014    Korteweg, Anna C. and Gökçe Yurdakul. “Gender and Migration: Immigrant Membership and Constructions of State Responsibility in Political Debates of Honour Killing”. Migration and Citizenship: Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship. Vol. 1, no. 3, Winter 2013/2014, pp. 12-18.

2006    “The Sharia Debate in Ontario,” ISIM Review 18, Autumn, pp. 50-51.
Download: ISIM Review_18-50

2002    “Ideologies of Class, Motherhood, and Work:  The Subject of the Working Mother Viewed through the Lens of Welfare Reform.”  Working Paper, Spring 2002. Center for Working Families, Berkeley, CA.

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