Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Brydges, Taylor, Monique Retamal and Mary Hanlon. “Will the impact of COVID-19 support the transition to a more sustainable fashion industry?” Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy. Special issue on COVID-19 and sustainability transitions, Forthcoming (Accepted, Sept, 2020)
Brydges, Taylor and Mary Hanlon. (2020). Garment worker rights and the fashion industry’s response to COVID-19. Dialogues in Human Geography. [open access]
Lamrad, Nadira and Mary Hanlon. (2014) Untangling Fashion for Development. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture 18: 601-632. [open access]
Hanlon, Mary (2015). Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age by Ursula Huws (review). CanadianJournal of Sociology 40 (4), 567-570.
Hanlon, Mary (2015). Last Nightshift in Savar: The Story of the Spectrum Sweater Factory Collapse by Doug Miller (review). Labour / Le Travail 75(1), 329-331.
Recent Public Commentary
“Canada must do more for responsible fashion and apparel” (21 March 2018) The Conversation.*
“Canada must do more for responsible fashion and apparel” (22 March 2018) The National Post
“Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Paradox: Is the Country Doing Enough?” (18 May 2018) Fashion Law
Upcoming (July, 2020). “Business, Development and De-radicalization: Can the Private Sector Improve Human Security in Bangladesh?” Paper to be presented at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) conference, 2020.
2019. “Learning for/to change in the wake of Rana Plaza: The shifting landscape of transnational ‘pro-fashion’ activism”. Paper presentation, CSA [Canadian Sociological Association], Vancouver, Canada.
2019. Roundtable: Finding the Good: Ethics and Global Development. Panellist. CASID [Canadian Association for Studies in International Development] Vancouver, Canada.
2018. “Transnational pro-fashion activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Bangladesh”. Arts Colloquium Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada.
2018. “Reforming behaviour through ‘knowing’: The global responsible fashion and apparel movement, post-Rana Plaza”. The Bangladesh Studies Network. The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2016. “Dressed-up agendas? Transnational fashion-based activism and garment worker rights in Bangladesh”. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK.
2016. “Building Online Archives of Community Stories” (with Dr Niamh Moore, Nikki Dunne and Martina Karels) September 15-16. Designing and facilitating a 2-day workshop. The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2015. “Fashioning power in cyberspace: Exploring online fashion-activism for labour rights in Bangladesh, post Rana-Plaza”, the Ninth European PhD workshop in South Asia Studies: Lund University [Swedish South Asian Studies Network on behalf of the European Association of South Asian Studies.
2015. “Fashioning power in cyberspace”, PhD course portion of the international workshop “Contested Narratives” at the University of Copenhagen.
2015. “Fashioning power: stakeholder strategies in fashion activist networks post-Rana Plaza” paper presentation at The British Sociological Association 2015 Annual Conference: Glasgow Caledonian University.
2015. “Using Zines as a Creative Teaching Tool” (with Nikki Dunne), presentation at the Communication Carnival: Independent Social Research Foundation.
2015. “When food irrupts on the research scene”, (with Dr Isabelle Darmon, Dr Niamh Moore and Nikki Dunne), panel presentation at New Directions, Sociology Student and Staff Conference: The University of Edinburgh.
2014. “Untangling fashion for development” (with Nadira Lamrad, presented by Nadira Lamrad), Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives. City University of Hong Kong.
“Can We Actually Afford To Shop ‘Ethically’?” (2016) Interview with Grazia Daily
Since 2009 I have authored over 300 blog posts related to responsible fashion and apparel production and consumption.