Lynne Phillips


BA: University of British Columbia
MA, PhD: University of Toronto
Post-Doctoral Fellow: York University




Research Interests:

Food studies, food sovereignty; public anthropology, feminist anthropology, development and globalization; anthropology of health; place-based and qualitative methods
Recent Publications


  • Phillips, L. and S. Cole, Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism, Ethnography, Pluto Press, 2013, with Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan and Erica Lagalisse.

  • Ilcan, S. and L. Phillips, eds. Transgressing Borders: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Household, Culture. South Hadley, MA: Bergin & Garvey, pp. 260, 1998.

  • Phillips, L., ed. The Third Wave of Modernization in Latin America: Cultural Perspectives on Neoliberalism. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Press, Jaguar Books Series, pp. 200, 1998.

  • Cole, S. and L. Phillips, eds. Ethnographic Feminisms: Essays in Anthropology. Carleton/McGill Queen’s University Press, pp. 300, 1995.

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Phillips, L. 2012. Eating Cars: Food, Politics and Pedagogy, and Politics in a ‘Community in Crisis’. Environnement Urbain/Urban Environment 6: 64-73.

  • Ilcan, S. and L. Phillips. 2010. “Developmentalities and Calculative Practices: The Millennium Development Goals. Antipode, 42(4): 844-874.

  • Phillips, L. and S. Cole. 2009. “Feminist Flows, Feminist Fault Lines: Women’s Machineries and Women’s Movements in Latin America,” Signs, 35(1): 185-210.

  • Phillips, L. and S. Cole. 2008. “Governing through Accountabilities: Gender Equality and the UN,” Atlantis 33(1): 25-36

  • Ilcan, S. and Phillips, L. 2008. “Global Knowledge Networks and Community-Making” Current Sociology, 56(5): 711-734.

  • Cole, S. and L. Phillips. 2008. “The Violence against Women Campaigns in Latin America: New Feminist Alliances” Feminist Criminology, 3(2): 145-168.

  • Phillips, L. and S. Ilcan. 2007. “Responsible Expertise: Governing the Uncertain Subjects of Biotechnology” Critique of Anthropology, 27(1): 103-126.

  • Phillips, L. 2006. “Food and Globalization” Annual Review of Anthropology, 35: 37-57.

  • Ilcan, S. and L. Phillips. 2006. “Governing Peace: Rationalities of Security and UNESCO’s Culture of Peace Campaign” Anthropologica, 48: 59-71.

  • Phillips, L. 2005. “Gender Mainstreaming: The Global Governance of Women?” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 26: 651-663.

  • Phillips, L. and S. Ilcan. 2004. “Capacity Building: The Neoliberal Governance of Development” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 25(3): 393-409.

  • Phillips, L. and S. Ilcan. 2003. “‘A World Free From Hunger’: Global Imagination and Governance in the Age of Scientific Management” Sociologia Ruralis, 43(4): 434-453.

  • Ilcan, S. and L. Phillips. 2003. “Making Food Count: Expert Knowledge and Global Technologies of Government” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 40(4): 441-462.

  • L. Phillips and S. Ilcan. 2002. “Numerical Governance and Expertise: The FAO before WID” Atlantis, 26(2): 33-38.

  • Ilcan, S, and L. Phillips. 2000. “Mapping Populations: The United Nations, Globalization, and Engendered Spaces, 1948-1960” Alternatives (Leeds University, UK), 25: 467-489.

Chapters in Books:

  • Phillips, L. 2013. “Feminism and Post-Neoliberal Publics” Contesting Publics, Pluto, pp. 80-105.

  • Phillips, L. 2012. “The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations”, Encyclopedia of Global Studies, M. Juergensmeyer and H. Anheier, eds., Sage Publications.

  • Phillips, L. 2010. “Genders, Spaces, Places” International Studies Encyclopedia, Robert Denemark, ed., West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Press, pp. 2773-2790.

  • Ilcan, S. and L. Phillips. 2006. “Circulations of Insecurity: Globalizing Food Standards in Historical Perspective.” In J. Bingen and L. Busch (eds.) Agricultural Standards: The Shape of the Global Food and Fiber System, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Press, pp. 51-72.

  • Phillips, L. 2004. “Health Moralities in the Tropics: Ethics and the Other.” In B. Gabriel & S. Ilcan (eds.) Postmodernism and the Ethical Subject, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp. 254-270.


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