I am a happy mother of two children and love dance, jazz, film, modern art, fiction, and travels.

Selected Publications

Books and Journal Articles


  1. Jennifer Chan. 2014. Politics in the Corridor of Dying: AIDS Activism and Global Health Governance. Johns Hopkins University Press. Forthcoming.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2008, ed., Another Japan is Possible: New Social Movements and Global Citizenship Education. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
  3. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2004. Gender and Human Rights Politics in Japan: Global Norms and Domestic Networks. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Journal Articles

  1. Jennifer Chan. 2007. “Le Mouvement Pacifiste Japonais Depuis les Années 1990.” Critique Internationale. Vol. 36, pp. 51-69.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2006. “Between Efficiency, Capability and Recognition: Competing Epistemes in Global Governance”. Comparative Education. Vol. 43 (3), pp. 359-376.
  3. Jennifer Chan. 2006. “Cultural Diversity as Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization: The Emergence of a Global Movement and Convention”. International Review of Education. Vol. 52 (1-2), pp. 93 – 110.
  4. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2005. “La participation féministe au mouvement altermondialiste: une critique de l’Orgaanisation mondiale du commerce”. Recherches Féministes. Vol. 17 (1), pp. 195-225.
  5. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2004. “Gender-Skepticism or Gender-Boom: Poststructural Feminisms, Transnational Feminisms, and the World Conference against Racism”. International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol. 6 (3), pp. 454 – 484.
  6. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2004. “Towards a “Global Educational Justice” Research Paradigm: Cognitive Justice, Decolonizing Methodologies and Critical Pedagogy”. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol. 2 (2), pp. 191 – 213.

Book Chapters

  1. Jennifer Chan. 2013. “War Crimes Movements in Japan.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Maiden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2012. “Gar Nar Dai Doe Heem/Canada Apologizes: Redress and a Pedagogy of Accountability.” In Precarious International Multicultural Education: Hegemony, Dissent and Rising Alternatives, edited by Handel Wright, H.K., Singh, M. & Race, R. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  3. Jennifer Chan. 2012. “UNESCO versus the World Trade Organization? When Cultural Diversity Trumps Free Trade.” In Leadership in Global Institution Building: Minerva’s Rule, edited by Yves Tiberghien. Palgrave Macmillan Press.
  4. Jennifer Chan. 2011. “Civil Society and Global Citizenship in Japan.” In Japanese Politics Today, edited by Takahashi Inoguchi and Purnendra Jain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press.
  5. Jennifer Chan. 2011 (Submitted). “Gender and Antiwar Activism in Japan.” In Handbook on Gender and War, edited by Jennifer Mathers.
  6. Jennifer Chan. 2010. “Academic Capitalism in Japan: National University Incorporation and Special Zones for Structural Reform.” In The Politics of Education Reforms, edited by Joseph Zajda, Geo-JaJa, and A. Macleans A. New York: Springer.
  7. Jennifer Chan. 2008. “The Alternative Globalization Movement, Social Justice and Education” in William Ayers, Therese Quinn and David Stovall, eds., The Handbook of Social Justice in Education. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 553-563.
  8. Jennifer Chan. 2006. “Cultural Diversity as Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization: The Emergence of a Global Movement and Convention” in Joseph Zajda, ed., Education and Social Justice, pp. 79-95. New York: Springer.
  9. Jennifer Chan. 2005. “Situer la société civile au Japon” in Jean-François Sabouret, ed., La Dynamique du Japon, pp. 111-121. Paris: Saint Simon.
  10. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2004. “Gender as Intersectionality: Multiple Discrimination against Minority Women in Japan” in M. Nakamura and P. Potter, eds., Comparative International Studies of Social Cohesion and Globalization in Asia: Japan, pp. 158-181. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press.
  11. Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2003. “The Rise of a Women’s Human Rights Epistemic Network in the 1990s: Global Norms, Gender Politics and Civil Society” in Errol Mendes, ed., “Bridging the Global Divide on Human Rights: a Canada-China Dialogue”, pp. 195-219. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing.
  12. Francisco Ramirez and Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. 2003. “Globalization and Education in Asia” with Francisco Ramirez in The Handbook on Educational Research in the Asia Pacific Region, pp. 1091 – 1102. Norwell, MA: Kluwers Academic Publishers.

Other Creative Writing

  1. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Tastes of Exile and Home in Brandy Lien Worrall, ed. Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck. Vancouver, BC: Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Workshop and Law by Nyata Nyata. Dance Central (Scotiabank Dance Centre newsletter), May/June, p. 4.

Other Research Contributions: Arts Exhibition and Films

  1. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Producer/Director. Day of Shame. Outstanding Achievement in Film, Eyelens Film Festival, Vancouver. Film screened at the Gulf Island Film and Television School, Galiano Island, BC. June 15th.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Producer/Director. Last Tango in Paris. Film screened at the Gulf Island Film and Television School, Galiano Island, BC. June 15th.
  3. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Producer/Director. Melody of Flute. Film screened at the Gulf Island Film and Television School, Galiano Island, BC. June 15th.
  4. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Co- Producer/Director. Soul on Fire. Film screened at the Gulf Island Film and Television School, Galiano Island, BC. June 15th.
  5. Jennifer Chan. 2007. Riotous Displays: Celebrating Diversity and Peace. Collaborative artwork for Exquisite Crisis: Encounter Z, organized by Yong Soon Min and presented by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, February 15-May 31.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

  1. 2011 “Beyond the Millenium Development Goals? Comparing Education for All and Health for All Movements”. Panelist, Comparative and International Education Annual Conference. Montreal. May 1, 2011.
  2. 2011 “Glocal Islam: Muslim nongovernmental organizations and Multicultural Japan”. Panelist, Japanese Association of Asian Studies, Hilton Hawaiian Villages. April 2.
  3. 2010 “Global Muslim Networks? Islamic Nongovernmental Organizations in Japan”. Panelist, Japanese Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference, University of British Columbia. October 1.

Book Reviews

  1. Jennifer Chan. 2011. “Women’s Movements in Asia: Feminisms and Transnational Activism.” Pacific Affairs. Volume 84, No. 2.
  2. Jennifer Chan. 2010. “Making Japanese Citizens – Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan.” Japanese Journal of Political Science.
  3. Jennifer Chan. 2010. “WTO/GATS and the Global Politics of Higher Education.” Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 539-540.
  4. Jennifer Chan. 2010. “Lily in the Snow.” Ricepaper magazine. Issue 15.3, Fall, pp. 47-48.
  5. Jennifer Chan. 2010. “Another Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance.” Kyoto Journal, 75, pp. 105-6.

Invited Presentations

  1. 2013 “Against Market and the Intellectual Propertization of Life: Access to Essential Medicines in Thailand, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa.” Conference: Public Health Policy in Asia: Rights, Risks, Redistribution and Resilience. UBC Faculty of Law and Institute of Asian Research. December 6-7.
  2. 2013 “Politics in the Corridor of Dying: AIDS Activism and Global Health Governance.” UBC, Interdisciplinary Studies Gradute Program. October 16.
  3. 2013 “Politics in the Corridor of Dying: AIDS Activism and Global Health Governance.” UBC, College of Health Disciplines. June 12.
  4. 2012 “The Long Road to Equity.” Happy Too Asian: Celebrating Activism Against Racism in the Media. W2 Media Café, Vancouver. November 12.
  5. 2011 “La participation feministe dans la politique international.” Invited panelist, Table Rond, Réseau-Femmes Colombie- Britannique, Vancouver. January 18.
  6. 2010 “Global Governance Reforms: Some Theoretical and Methodological Explorations”. Invited lecture for faculty and postdoctoral fellows, Department of Human Geography, Planning & International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam. February 4, 2010.
  7. 2010 “The Emergence of a Right to Health Regime: Transnational Advocacy and Global Health Governance Reforms”. Seminar on Civil Society Advocacy and Education for All: Strategies, Outcomes and Future Challenges. February 4, 2010. University of Amsterdam.
  8. 2010 “Making UBC Work for Women Faculty.” UBC Faculty Association. Liu Center for the Study of Global Issues, January 14.
  9. 2009 “University Crisis in Japan and France: Globalization, Restructuring and Academic Capitalism.” CHET seminar, UBC. November 26.
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