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Canada Research Chair / Professor

BA (Manitoba), MA (McGill), PhD (Ontario Institute For Studies in Education).


Phone: (902) 457-5988
Office: 2 Melody Drive Rm. 104 (lower level)
msvu.ca

Dr. Gonick is Canada Research Chair in Gender and holds a cross-appointment in Education and Women and Gender Studies.   She is a collaborator on the SSHRC Partnership Grant Networks for Change and Wellbeing: Girl-led ‘from the group up’ policy making andonthe CIHR funded Promoting Health Through Collaborative Engagement with Youth in Canada: Overcoming, Resisting and Preventing Structural Violence.  She is co-creator (with her brother Noam Gonick) of Voices in Longitude and Latitude an 18 min video installation that explores what it means to be a girl in Canada.  The video premiered at the MSVU art gallery in March 2014.  

 

Her academic interests include:


  • Girlhood studies
  • Feminist Cultural Studies
  • Sociology of Education
  • Feminist Pedagogies
  • Feminist Qualitative Methodologies


Selected Publications:

 

Books:Gonick, Marnina (2003) Between Femininities: Ambivalence, Identity and the Education of Girls,  Albany: SUNY Press. 

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Aapoloa, S., Gonick, M., Harris, A. (2005) Young Femininity: Girlhood, Power and Social Change. Houndsmill: Palgrave Press. 

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Gonick, M., & Gannon, S. (2014) Eds.  Becoming Girl:  Collective Biography and the Production of   Girlhood. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

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Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Gonick, M. (2014)  Producing Neo-liberal Subjectivities: Literacies, Girlhood and Collective Biography.  Cultural Studies =Critical Methodologies


Gonick, M. and Gannon, S. (2013)  Introduction: Girlhood Studies and Collective  Biography. Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 6: 1.


Gonick, M. (2013)  Entanglements: Art-making, becoming girl and collective biography.  Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 6: 1.


Davies, B., Gonick, M., Gottschall, K., and Lampert, J. (2013) Ruptures in the Heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities. Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6:1. 


Gannon, S., Gonick, M., Lampert, J. (2012)  Old Fashioned and Forward Looking: Nostalgia and Neo-Liberalism in the Daring Books for Girls.  Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. Vol 4(1), 85-106.


Gonick, M., Walsh, S., Brown, M. (2011) Collective Biography and the Question of Difference.  Qualitative Inquiry Vol 17 (8).


Gonick, M. (2011) Notes on Notes: Literacy in the Margins. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT). Vol 27 (1), 129-137.


Gonick, M. (2010) Indigenizing Girl Power: The Whale Rider, girlhood and the Project of Remembering.   Feminist Media Studies, 10(3), 305-320.


Gonick, M. (2009) The Teaches of Peaches: Performance, Hybridity and Resistance. Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2(2), 139-142.


Gonick, M., E. Renold, J. Ringrose, L. Weems (2009) Re-Thinking Agency and Resistance: What Comes After Girl Power? Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2(2).


Gonick, M. (2007) Girl number twenty revisited: Feminist literacies for new hard times. Gender and Education, 19 (4), 433-454.


Gonick, M. (2006). Between girl power and reviving Ophelia: Constituting the neo-liberal girl subject. National Women’s Studies Association Journal, 18(2), 1-23.


Gonick, M., Shannon, L. & Alison, A. (2006). A room of our own: Feminism, girls and schooling. Feminist Teacher, 16 (2), 138-149.


Gonick, M. & Hladki, J. (2005). Who are the participants?: Rethinking representational practices and writing with heterotopic possibility in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 8 (3), 285-304. 


Gonick, M. (2004). The mean girl crisis: Problematizing representations of girls friendships. Feminism and Psychology, 14(3), 395-400.


Gonick, M. (2004). Old plots and new identities: Ambivalent femininities in late modernity. Discourse: Journal On The Cultural Politics of Education. 25(2), 189-209. 

Gonick, M. (2001). What is the ‘problem’ with these girls?: Youth and feminist pedagogy. Feminism and Psychology: Special Issue on Young Women, Feminism and the Future, 11(2), 167-171.


Gonick, M., Harris, A., & Aapola, S. (2000). Doing it differently: Sexual maturity and cultural resistance in Australia, Finland, and Canada.  Journal of Youth Studies, 3(4), 373-388.


Chapters in Books:

Gannon, S., & Gonick, M (2014) ‘Choir Practice’ in Three Movements:  Analysing research on girls through Deleuze, Butler and Foucault. In M. Gonick and S. Gannon (Eds).Becoming Girl:Collective Biography and the Production of Girlhood . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

 

Gannon, S., Byers, M. and Gonick, M. (2014) Girls, Sexuality & Popular Culture: “Hey Pony! Come on!” In M. Gonick and S. Gannon (Eds).Becoming Girl:Collective Biography and the Production of Girlhood . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.


Davies, B., Gonick, M., Gottschall, K., and Lampert, J. (2014) Ruptures in the Heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities. In M. Gonick and S. Gannon (Eds).Becoming Girl:Collective Biography and the Production of Girlhood . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.


Gonick, M. (2014) The Blank Page: Literacy, Girlhood and Neoliberalism. In M. Gonick and S. Gannon (Eds).Becoming Girl:Collective Biography and the Production of Girlhood . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.


Editorial Boards

  • Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Reviews Editor)
  • Gender and Education
  • Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education.