Marcia H Rioux

Distinguished Research Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

410 HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 22112

Email address(es):

mrioux@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Health Policy & Management

Degrees

PhD, Jurisprudence & Social Policy - 1993
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

MA, Sociology - 1973
Carleton University

BA Honours, Sociology - 1970
Carleton University

Biography

Marcia Rioux, Ph.D (University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy) is a Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Canada and teaches Critical Disability Studies and Health Policy and Equity at York University in Toronto, Canada. She has published widely in the area of disability and human rights. She has taught, researched and advised on policy issues in numerous countries, including the Americas, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She is currently compiling, as Executive Editor, an encyclopedia on Critical Disability Studies (Springer). She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Selected Publications

Books

2019 (forthcoming) Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care, 3rd Edition. (Eds. T. Bryant, D. Raphael, M. H. Rioux). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.



2015 Disability, Rights Monitoring and Social Change: Building Power out of Evidence: (Eds. M.H. Rioux, P. Pinto, G. Parekh). Toronto, Canadian Scholars Press.



2012 Monitoring Disability Rights in the Global World: A Tool To assess Laws, Policies and Programs (Eds. M. H Rioux, P. Pinto, R. Samson, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, B. Lindqvist).||



2011 Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law, (Eds. M. H. Rioux, L. Basser, M. Jones). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.



2009 Landscape of Literacy and Disability, (Eds. E. Zubrow, M. H. Rioux, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, C. Spielman, A. Marsolais). Toronto, Canadian Abilities Foundation.



2003 Atlas of Literacy and Disability, (M. H. Rioux. E. Zubrow, M. Stutt Bunch, and W. Miller). Toronto: Canadian Abilities Foundation.



2002 -2009 Ongoing book series. Inclusive Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives, (Eds. L. Barton, M. H. Rioux). The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. (5 books published).



1996 Reflections on the Canada Health and Social Transfer, (An Occasional Paper) (Eds. M. H. Rioux, M. Bach). North York: The Roeher Institute.



1994 Disability is not Measles: New Research Paradigms in Disability, (Eds. M. H. Rioux, M. Bach). Toronto: The Roeher Institute.



Articles and Chapters in Books



2015 M. Rioux, P. Pinto, J. Viera and R. Keravica. Disability Research in the context of the Global South: Building Southern Sustainability through an Emancipatory, Evidence-based and Locally Initiated Approach



2015 Buettgen, A., Gorman, R., Rioux, M., Das, K., Vinayan,S. Employment, Poverty, Disability and Gender: A Rights Approach for Women with Disabilities in India, Nepal and Bangladesh In Khanlou N & Pilkington B. (Eds). Women’s Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society. Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (Series Editor: Masood Zangeneh). New York: Springer.



2015 ‘International Human Rights and Intellectual Disability’ ( P. Pinto, M.H. Rioux, B. Lindqvist & A. Carbert) in I. Brown And M. Percy A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2nd Edition) :Brookes Publishing Company



2014 “Employment Equity and Disability: Moving Forward to Achieve Employment Integration and Fulfill Promises of Inclusion and Participation” (Rioux, M.) In M. S. Lynk, J. Craig, C. Agocs (eds) Employment Equity in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.



2014 “Human Rights in Context: Making Rights Count” (Rioux, M. & Bonita Heath) in Swain, J., French, S., Barnes, C. And Thomas, C. (eds.) (2014) Disabling Barriers; Enabling Environments (3rd edition), London: Sage.



2014 “Disability Rights In Education” (Rioux, M.) In L. Florian (ed), Sage Handbook of Special Education (2nd Edition), England: Sage Books.



2013 "Negotiating Capacity: Legally Constructed Entitlement and Protection" (Rioux, M., Gilmour, J. and Angel-Cabo, N.) in B. McSherry, I. Freckelton, (eds) Coercive Care: Rights Law and Policy, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 51-75.



2014, (title of chapter) in The SAGE Handbook of Special Education, 2nd Edition (L. Florian) 



2013 Rioux and Pinto "A time for the universal right to education: back to basics” in The Sociology of Disability and Inclusive Education A tribute to Len Barton, edited by Madeleine Arnot 



In Press  “Enabling virtual knowledge communities for human rights monitoring for people with disabilities” (C. El Morr, M. H. Rioux, M. Dinca-Panaitescu, J. Subercaze, N. Bogdan, P.



2011 “Employment Equity and Disability in Canada” in Michael S Lynk, John Craig, Carol Agocs (eds) Collection of papers on equity. University of Windsor



2011 “Equality as a Human Rights Principle.” In Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law. (M. H. Rioux, L.A. Basser, M. Jones).



2011 “Bodily Integrity – The Case of Sterilization.” In Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law. (M. H. Rioux, L.A. Basser, M. Jones).



2010 “Back to Basics: A time for the right to education” (M. H. Rioux, A. Carbert), British Maret), Journal of the Sociology of Education, Special Issue: The sociology of disability and education (invited article).



2009 Inclusive education in Atlantic Canada: the research in context.” (M. H. Rioux, K. Underwood). In G. Bunch & A. Valeo, (Eds.). Inclusive Education: Emergent Solutions. Toronto, ON: Inclusion Press, pp. 100 - 117.



2009 “Early Intervention and Inclusive Education”, (M. Alur, M. H. Rioux). In M. Alur & V. Timmons, Inclusive Education Across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas, England: Sage Books.



2006 “Human Rights Approaches to Health.” In D. Raphael, T. Bryant, M. H. Rioux, Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.



2006 “Constructing Disability and Illness” (M. H. Rioux, T. Daly). In Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. (D. Raphael, T. Bryant, M. H. Rioux).



2006 “Special Education Needs: A Legal Right?” In L. Florian, Handbook of Special Education, England: Sage Books.



2006 “International Human Rights and Intellectual Disability” (M. H. Rioux, B. Lindqvist & A. Carbert). In I. Brown & M. Percy, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: International Edition. Baltimore, USA.



2006 “Trends in Disability” (M. H. Rioux, R. Samson). In M. A. McColl & L. Jongbloed, Disability and Social Policy in Canada (2nd edition), Captus Press.



2005 “Towards a Concept of Equality of Well-Being: Overcoming the Social and Legal Construction of Inequality.” In P. Blanck, Disability Rights. Great Britain: Ashgate Press. [reprint]



2005 “Does Theory Matter? Exploring the Nexus between Disability, Human Rights and Public Policy” (M. H. Rioux, F. Valentine). In D. Pothier & R. Devlin, Critical Disability Theory: Legal and Policy Dimensions, Vancouver: UBC Press, 47-69



2003 "On Second Thought: Constructing Knowledge, Law, Disability and Inequality" (M.H. Rioux) In S. Herr, L. Gostin and H. Koh, The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different But Equal. Oxford University Press. 287-317.



On-Line Bibliographies



In press  “Disabilities: Overview.” (L. C. Rankin, M. H. Rioux, J. C. & I. Brown). In Oxford Bibliographies Online. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com/online/us/obo/?view=usa


Affiliations

CHSRF/CIHR
Advisory Board, Pat Armstrong CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research

Institute for Advanced Studies, LaTrobe University
Distinguished Fellow, (Melbourne, Australia residency January – May 2008)

Disability Studies; University of Zagreb
Consultant and Advisor for the establishment of a PhD programme in Disability Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Fellow - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability

United Nations
Expert Group Meeting on Mainstreaming Disability in Millennium Development Goals, Policies, Processes and Mechanisms. (15-17 April 2009, Geneva, Switzerland)

Service/Community Activities

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Expert Consultant

Establishment of a PhD programme in Disability Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Consultant and Advisor

Institute for Advanced Studies, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Distinguished Fellow

Policy Research Directorate of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Consultant

Roundtable on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Consultant

United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Mainstreaming Disability in Millennium Development Goals
Consultant

Awards

Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Research Award - 1985

Professional Recognition Award - 1998

Founders Award, Centre for Independent Living - 2007

Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia (residency January – May 2008) - 2008

Health Faculty Established Career Research Award - 2011

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Governor General of Canada - 2013

CDSA-ACEI Tanis Doe Award for Canadian Disability Studies and Culture, Canadian Disability Studies Association - 2013

Distinguished Research Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada - 2013

Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award - 2014

Order of Canada - 2014

Woman of Distinction, OCUFA - 2015

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

Dr. Rioux's research addresses a broad range of public and health policy issues including health and human rights, universal education, international monitoring of disability rights, the impact of globalization on welfare policy, literacy policy, disability policy, and social inclusion.  Currently she is working on projects on law and disability and on international human rights monitoring and indicators for the Conventional on the Rights of Persons with dsiabilites and the Social Develpment Goals

Research Projects

Women and violence in 5 Middle Eastern Countries
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $25,000
Year Funded: 2012
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Stars of Hope

Auditing the Victorian Charter: Australian and International Perspectives on Applied Human Rights
Role: CoInvestigator
Amount funded: $200,000
Year Funded: 2007
Duration: 5
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Australian Research Council

Building a Global Disability Rights Monitoring System: Disability Rights Promotion International, Phase III
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $3,229,915
Year Funded: 2009
Duration: 7
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Swedish International Development Agency

Transforming knowledge and activism for inclusion through engaging girls and women with disabilities in Vietnam in participatory research
Role: Collaborator
Amount funded: $310,268
Year Funded: 2016
Duration: 4
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The social inclusion of people with disabilities in the Wilaya of Algiers: State of the issue
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $66,100
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: LEAD Maghreb program, US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The Legislation, Policy and Service Responses to Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women in Canada
Role: Collaborator
Year Funded: 2016
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Status of Women Canada

Re-thinking Accessible Disability Rights Monitoring: Creating Sustainability for Disability Rights Monitoring Methodology through Online Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $69,360
Year Funded: 2014
Duration: 2
Funded by: International Development Research Centre

Monitoring the Human Rights of Canadians with Disabilities
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $983,010
Year Funded: 2006
Duration: 6
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Indigeneity and Disability: Intersections of Health and Human Rights
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $7,000
Year Funded: 2016
Duration: 1
Funded by: York University

Income security and labour-market engagement: Envisioning the future of disability policy in Canada
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $2,760,000
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 7
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Implementing a Multi-Sector Employment Strategy for Women and Men with Disabilities
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $3,015,806
Year Funded: 2012
Duration: 7
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Global Affairs Canada

Expanding the Circle: Aboriginal People with Disabilities Focus on Rights
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $457,025
Year Funded: 2012
Duration: 4
Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Building a Human Rights Monitoring System in the field of Disability: The Disability Rights Monitor, Phase II
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $1,200,000
Year Funded: 2004
Duration: 5
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Swedish International Development Agency

Understanding our rights: First Nations Peoples with disabilities engage in human rights education Giinawind bigo ji wiijii'iweyang (Nothing about us without us)
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $50,000
Year Funded: 2011
Duration: 2
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Heritage Canada

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Marcia H Rioux