Book Review



Ali, S. Harris; Conteh, Abu;  Macarthy, Joseph Mustapha;  Sesay, Alpha;  Blango, Victoria Nancy; and Zuzana Hrdličková (first published 28 June 2022) “Ebola, Informal Settlements and the Role of Place in Infectious Disease Vulnerability: Evidence from the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak in Urban Sierra Leone” Disasters. Download

Ali, S. Harris, & Rose, J.R. (2022). The Post-Colonialist Condition, Suspicion, and Social Resistance during the West African Ebola Epidemic: The Importance of Frantz Fanon for Global Health. Social Science & Medicine, 305. Download

Fallah, M., Lavalah, S., Gbelia, T., Zondo, M., Kromah, M., Tantum, L., Nallo, G., Boakai, J., Sheriff, K., Skrip, L., Ali, S. Harris. Contextualizing Mobility During the Ebola Epidemic in Liberia. PLoS Negl Top Dis, 16(4), 1-17. Download

Treffers, Stefan, Ali, S. Harris, Keil, Roger, & Fallah, Mosoka (2021). Extending the Boundaries of ‘Urban Society’: The Urban Political Ecologies and Pathologies of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, Online First. Download

Ali, S. Harris, Fallah, Mosoka, McCarthy, Joseph, Keil, Roger, and Connolly, Creighton. (2022). "Mobilizing the Social Infrastructure of Informal Settlements in Infectious Disease Response - The Case of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa" Landscape and Urban Planning, 217, 1-13. Download

Harris Ali, Kathryn Wells, and Jarrett Rose (2021) "Contextualizing Risk Perception and Trust in the Community-Based Response to Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,  18(6), 3270. Download

Harris Ali, Patricia Perkins, Roger Keil, Barlu Dumbuya, Michaela Hynie and Pablo Idahosa (2016)  “The Social and Political Dimensions of the Ebola Response: Global Inequality, Climate Change, and Infectious Disease”  In W. Leal Filho, UM Azeiteiro and F. Alves (Eds) Climate Change and Health: Improving Resilience and Reducing Risks. Springer(pages 151- 169). Download


Infectious Disease and Stigmatization

Ali, S. Harris. 2010. Reviewed Work: Deadly Fever: Racism, Disease and a Media Panic by Charles T. Adeyanju. The Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie, 35(4): 676-678. Download

Ali, S. Harris. 2008. “Stigmatized Ethnicity, Public Health and Globalization.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 40(3): 43-64. Download

Keil, Roger and S. Harris Ali (2008) “Racism is a Weapon of Mass Destruction: SARS and the Social Fabric of Urban Multiculturalism” in S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil (Eds) Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Pages 152-166. Download

Keil, Roger and Harris Ali. (2006) “Multiculturalism, Racism and Infectious Disease in the Global City” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. 16:23-49. Download


Infectious Diseases: COVID-19, SARS, Tuberculosis, E. coli 0157H7, H1N1,

Mosoka P. Fallah and S. Harris Ali (2022) “Alternatives: When maximizing profit endangers our humanity: vaccines and the enduring legacy of colonialism during the COVID-19 pandemic”  Studies in Political Economy 103 (1):94-102 DOI: 10.1080/07078552.2022.2047475. Download

Connolly, Creighton, Ali, S. Harris, & Keil, Roger (2020) "On the Relationship between COVID-19 and Extended Urbanization" Dialogues in Human Geography, 10(2), 213-216. Download

Connolly, Creighton, Keil, Roger, & Ali, S. Harris (2020) "Extended Urbanisation and the Spatialities of Infectious Disease: Demographic Change" Infrastructure and Governance. Urban Studies, Online First, 1-19. Download

Roger Keil, Creighton Connolly (2020)  “Outbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities”  The Conversation. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2018)  “Borderless Disease” In George Ritzer (Ed) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Download

Ali. S. Harris (2012) “Infectious Diseases as New Risks for Human Health” In Sigrun Kabisch, Anna Kunath, Petra-Schweizer-Ries, Annette Steinfuhrer (Eds.) Advances in People-Environment Studies,  Volume 3: Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats. Gottingen:Hogrefe. Pp.13-25. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2012) “Infectious Disease, Environmental Change and Social Control”  (abridged version) Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives, 2nd Edition. Edited by Lorne Tepperman and Angela Kalyta. Toronto: Oxford University Press. Pages 295-298. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2011) “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” in Green Health: An A-to-Z guide Edited by Oladele Ogunseitan.  Sage Publications. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2010)  “Globalized Complexity and the Microbial Traffic of New and Emerging Infectious Disease Threats” In Susan Craddock, Tamara Giles-Vernick, and Jennifer Gunn (Eds)  Influenza and Public Health: Learning From Past Pandemics. London: Earthscan Press. Pages 22-37. Download

Ali, S, Harris (2010) “Tuberculosis, Homelessness and the Politics of Mobility” Canadian Journal of Urban Research 19(2):80-107. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2008) “SARS as an Emergent Complex: Toward a Networked Approach to Urban Infectious Disease” in S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil (Eds) Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Pages 235-249. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2008) “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)” in J. Golson and Yawei Zhang (Eds) Encyclopedia of Global Health. London: Sage. Pages 1532-1533. Download

Ali, S. Harris and Roger Keil “Contagious Cities”(2007)  Geography Compass 1(5):1207-1226. Download

Keil, Roger and S. Harris Ali (2006)   “The Avian Flu: The Lessons Learned from the 2003 SARS Outbreak in Toronto” Area 38(1): 107-109. Download

Ali, S. Harris and Roger Keil. (2006) “Global cities and the spread of  infectious disease: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, Canada.” Urban Studies 43(3):1-19. Download

Ali, S. Harris. (2004) “A Socio-Ecological Autopsy of the E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada.” Social Science and Medicine 58(12): 2601-2612. Download


Public Health and Governance of Infectious Diseases

Ali, S. Harris & Keil, Roger (2010) "Public Health and the Political Economy of Scale: Implications for Understanding the Response to the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory  Syndrome (SARS) Outbreak in Toronto" In Roger Keil and Rianne Mahon (Eds) Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale. Vancouver: UBC Press. Pages 195-208. Download

Harris Ali and Roger Keil (2011)  “Global Cities and Infectious Disease” In Ben Derudde, Michael Hoyler, Peter, J. Taylor, Frank Witlok  (Eds) International Handbook of Globalization Camberley Surrey:Edward Elgar. Pages 593-611. Download

Ali, S. Harris and Roger Keil (2010)  “Securitizing Network Flows: Infectious Disease and Airports”.  In S. Graham and S. Marvin (Eds) Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails. NY: Routledge. Pages 97-110. Download

Hooker, Claire and S. Harris Ali (2009) “SARS and Security: Health in the New Normal” Studies in Political Economy 84:101-128. Download

Harris Ali (2009) “The Local and Global Outbreak Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto” Disaster and Emergency Management: The Canadian Context. Canadian Risk and Hazards Network. Download

Keil, Roger and S. Harris Ali (2007) “Governing the Sick City: Urban Governance in the Age of Emerging Infectious Disease” Antipode 40(1):846-871. Download

Salehi, Roxana and S. Harris Ali  (2006) “The Social and Political Context of Disease Outbreaks: The case of SARS in Toronto” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de Politiques 32(4):373-385. Download

Sanford, Sarah and S. Harris Ali. (2004) “The New Public Health Hegemony: Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto.” Social Theory and Health 3: 105–125. Download

Ali, S. Harris; Roger Keil, Claire Major and Estair van Wagner (2006) “Pandemics, place and planning: Learning from SARS”. Plan Canada. 46(3):34-36. Download


Environment and Health & Environmental Sociology

Ali, S. Harris Ali (2022) "Neoliberal governance of environmentalism in the post-9/11 security era: the case of pipeline debates in Canada",  Chapter 13 in David Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart and Riley E. Dunlap (Eds) Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2015) “Sociology and the Environment” in Robert J. Brym (Ed) New Society, 8th Edition. Toronto: Nelson.  (pages 402-421). Download

Ali, S. Harris  (2009) “The Political Economy of Environmental Inequality: The social distribution of risk as an environmental injustice” In Julian Agyeman, Peter Cole, Patricia O’Riley, Randolph Haluza-DeLay (Eds) Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada Vancouver: The University of British Columbia Press. Pages 97-110. Download

Ali, S. Harris (2008) “Environmental Health and Society” In B. Singh Bolaria and Harley D. Dickinson (Eds) Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada 4th Edition. Toronto: Nelson. Pages 370-387. Download

Novogradec, Ann and S. Harris Ali. 2004  “Incorporating the Environmental Context in the Study of Cancer: Issues and Implications.”   In P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, L. Hens, C.V. Howard, and N. Van Larebeke (Eds)  Cancer as an Environmental Disease. Dodrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 11-38. Download

Ali, S. Harris. 1998  “The Search for a Landfill Site in The Risk Society.” The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 36 (1):1-19. Download

Ali, S. Harris. 1997 “Trust, Risk, and the Public: The Case of the Guelph Landfill Search.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 22 (4): 481-504. Download

Ali, S. Harris. 2003 “Dealing With Toxicity in the Risk Society: The Case of the Hamilton, Ontario Plastics Recycling Fire.”  The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 39(1):29-48. Download


Disaster Research

Ali, S. Harris (2008)  “Analyzing Environmental Disasters” In Samir Das Gupta (Ed) Understanding the Global Environment. New  Delhi: Pearson  Press. Pages: 245-264. Download

Mulvihill, Peter and S. Harris Ali 2007  “Disaster incubation, cumulative impacts and the urban/ex-urban/rural dynamic”  Environmental Impact  Assessment Review 27:343-358. Download

Harris Ali and Ann Novogradec (2008) "Disasters and Emergency Preparedness" in J. Golson and Yawei Zhang (Eds) Encyclopedia of Global Health. London: Sage. Pages 532-535. Download

Ali, S. Harris.  2003 “Disaster and the Political Economy of Recycling: Toxic Fire in an Industrial City.” Social Problems. 49(2):129-149. Download