Shemine Gulamhusein

Shemine Gulamhusein
Position
Assistant Professor
School of Child and Youth Care
Area of expertise

exploring Muslim migration stories of belonging and identity; lived experiences of marginalized and minoritized people and communities; therapeutic recreational practices in community spaces; outdoor and solution-focused therapies; global perspectives of child, youth, family, and community research and practices; (auto)ethnographic methods; narrative inquiry; and community-arts-based methodologies.

Brief Bio:

Shemine has worked in the fields of therapeutic recreation, pediatric palliative care, violence against women and children who witness abuse counsellor, international youth camps, outdoor programming for people with disabilities, and as a private practitioner supporting children, youth, families, and adults wanting to explore their inner child through somatic practices. She has a deep-seated commitment to creative, innovative, and interdisciplinary understandings, dismantling of, and re-creating accessible, culturally grounded, and transformative research. Her primary research is grounded in therapeutic recreation, movement, and migration studies. The central interest is in creating spaces for Muslim immigrants to unpack migration narratives, create meaning in their freely chosen activities (recreation), and grapple with the beautifully complex sensations bodies experience. Shemine’s work is situated in (auto)ethnography and community-arts-based methodologies that acknowledge people's desire to seek a sense of belonging through recreational and leisure pursuits. Her curiosities about the power of recreation offer her research a rhythmic pulse.

Read more at: https://sgulamhusein.myportfolio.com

 

Research Interests: exploring Muslim migration stories of belonging and identity; lived experiences of marginalized and minoritized people and communities; therapeutic recreational practices in community spaces; outdoor and solution-focused therapies; global perspectives of child, youth, family, and community research and practices; (auto)ethnographic methods; narrative inquiry; and community-arts-based methodologies.

 

Sample Publications (APA):

Gulamhusein, S. (2021). Insight into a young Canadian-Muslim’s experience of identity. In R. Wills, M. de Souza, J. Mata McMahon, M. Abu Bakar & C. Roux (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Culture and Identity from Early Childhood to Early Adulthood: Perceptions and implications. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Gulamhusein, S., Reed, K. & McGrath, J. (2021). Relational practice in academic settings. In H. Modlin, J. Freeman, C. Gaitens & T. Garfat (Eds.). Relational Child & Youth Care Approach. Cape Town, South Africa: The CYC-Net Press.

Gulamhusein, S., Alford, S. & Hooker, T. (2021). Early-career experiences of TR practitioners in Australia, the United States, and Canada. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 19(3), 7-12.

Land, N., Gulamhusein, S., Scott, A. & Coon, E. (2018). Transdisciplinary conversations in child and youth care. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 74(7-8), 572-594.