Theresa Ulicki

Department Chair, Assistant Professor


Phone: 902-494-1377
Mailing Address: 
Department of International Development Studies
Marion McCain Building
6135 University Ave.
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 4R2

Office location:
3036 Marion McCain Building.
Research Topics:
  • Gender and development
  • Gender equity and organizations
  • Gender-based violence
  • Labour migration



  • BA (McGill University)
  • MA (St. Mary's University)
  • DPhil (University of Sussex)


My research and teaching interests focus on gender and development, particularly in the areas of gender equity and organisations, gender-based violence and labour migration.  I’ve carried out field research in Lesotho and South Africa.  In addition to my academic work, I have worked as a volunteer for WUSC and as a consultant for the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) and Irish Aid, Lesotho.

Recent Publications

2011  Ulicki, Theresa “New directions or half measures?  Organisational     response to gender in equity in the SAPS”, Policing and Society.

2011 Ulicki, Theresa “ ‘Just the Way Things Are’: Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment in the South African Police Service”, Transformation, 76.

2010 Ulicki, Theresa and Jonathan Crush, “Poverty, Gender and Migrancy: Lesotho’s Migrant Farmworkers in South Africa”, in Jonathan Crush and Bruce Frayne (eds.) Surviving on the Move: Migration, Poverty and Development in Southern Africa. Cape Town:  Idasa and Development Bank of Southern Africa.

2007 Ulicki, Theresa and Jonathan Crush, “Poverty, Gender and Migrancy: Lesotho’s Migrant Farmworkers in South Africa”, Development Southern Africa, 24, 1.

2004  Ulicki, Theresa (ed.) Crossings, special issue on Gender and Migration, Southern African  Migration Project (SAMP), Vol. 5, No. 1.

2002  Ulicki, Theresa and Jonathan Crush, “Gender, Farmwork, and Women’s Migration from Lesotho to the New South Africa”, in Jonathan Crush and David A. McDonald (eds.) Transnationalism and New African Immigration to South Africa.  Toronto: Southern African Migration Project/Canadian Association of African Studies.

2001  Crush, Jonathan and Theresa Ulicki (with Teke Tseane and Elizabeth Jansen van Veuren), "Undermining Labour: The Rise of Sub-Contracting in the South African Gold Mines", Journal of Southern African Studies, 27, 1.

2000  Ulicki, Theresa and Jonathan Crush, "'It's Women's Work': Gender, Farmwork and Cross-Border Migration from Lesotho to South Africa", Canadian Journal of African Studies, 34, 1.

 2000  Ulicki, Theresa and Gary Kynoch, “‘It Is Like the Time of the Lifaqane’: The Impact of Stock Theft and Violence in Southern Lesotho”, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 18, 2.

 1999  Ulicki, Theresa, “Basotho Miners Speak: Sub-contracting on South African Gold Mines”, South African Labour Bulletin, 23, 4: 61-66.