Faculty members who participate in our Women & Gender Studies graduate program come from a range of departments and disciplines.
|Adriana Benzaquén, History
Research interests: early modern European History, history of childhood and children, history of women and gender, history of science, sexuality and the body
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|Susan Brigham, Education
Research interests: Lifelong Learning; international/intercultural education; critical feminist pedagogy; teacher education; women migrants: immigrant teachers in Canada, domestic workers, “Mail-Order Brides”; school – work transitions; Africentricity in Education.
|Dr. Jennifer Brady, Applied Human Nutrition
Research Interests: My broad interdisciplinary background informs my research interests which span critical, feminist perspectives of food, nutrition, eating, bodies, and expertise. Read more
|Mary Delaney, Women’s Studies
Research interests: Body image; coercion in dating and risk-taking; methodological and statistical approaches to studying change over time; identifying qualitative differences in interpersonal relationships.
|Gabrielle Durepos, Management
Research interests: Organizational history, critical historiography, the history of management thought, methodology and, gender and diversity.
|Maya Eichler, Political Studies
Research interests: Feminist international relations theory, gender and the armed forces, the privatization of military security, and veterans and military families.
|Tammy Findlay, Political and Canadian Studies
Research interests: Canadian politics, gender and politics, gender and public policy, social policy, community engagement, multilevel governance, and representation.
|Tamara A. Franz-Odendaal, Biology
Research interests: Gender Stereotypes within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, history of women in STEM, youth perceptions of stereotypes, women in STEM in the workplace.
|Marnina Gonick, Education, Women’s Studies
On sabbatical from January 1, 2021 – July 1, 2021
Research interests: Girl studies, identity, visual culture, feminist cultural studies, gender and schooling, feminist pedagogies, feminist post-structural theory, feminist qualitative research.
|Reina Green, English
Research interests: Contemporary film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays; open air productions of Shakespeare, including the work of actor/director Ben Greet; and gendered constructions of space, particularly domestic space or “home,” in contemporary Canadian drama by women.
|Karen MacFarlane, English
Research interests: The Gothic, particularly monsters and the monstrous body in contemporary culture and late nineteenth century fiction; Theory, especially feminist and queer theories; Imperialism in fin-de-siecle popular fiction; postmodernism; Canadian women’s literature.
|Dr. KelleyAnne Malinen, Sociology and Anthropology
Research interests: Gender, Sexuality, and Racialization, sexual and intimate partner violence that transgresses gender norms, intersectionality and institutionalized privilege and oppressions articulate with sexual consent and sexual violence. Read more
|Tracy Moniz, Communication Studies
Research interests: Gender and media, media history, writing practice and pedagogy, and narrative medicine.
|Deborah Norris, Family Studies and Gerontology
Research interests: Military families, critical theories, family relations and social support, qualitative research, health and social service needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, family violence.
|DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Communication Studies
Research interests: The production, distribution and reception of cultural media artifacts or products—online and in print, including: books, television, newspapers and film.
|Meredith Ralston, Political & Canadian Studies, Women’s Studies
Research interests: Prostitution and sex tourism in the Philippines and Canada, feminist epistemology, women in politics, women’s rights as human rights.
|Ian Reilly, Communication Studies
|Sarah Reddington, Child & Youth Study
Research Interests: inclusive education, capacity approaches to learning, children and youth’s rights and advocacy, differentiated curriculum, visual and arts-based methods, Universal Design for Learning, and critical approaches to child and youth study
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|Anna Smol, English
Research interests: Tolkien, Medievalism, Old English Literature, and Pedagogy.
|Randi Warne, Cultural Studies
Research interests: politics, religion and culture; North American cultural history, including social reform movements; material and popular culture.
|Martha Walls, History
Research interests: Atlantic Canadian First Nations history, with a specialization in the historical experiences of 20th century First Nations women.
|Rhoda Zuk, English
Research interests: Feminist theory, cultural studies, women’s literary tradition, children’s literature, popular culture, contemporary feminist literature.
Rohini Bannerjee (Modern Languages and Classics)
Francophone Literatures and Cultures of the Indian Ocean
Michele Byers (Sociology & Criminology)
Gender, sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies, feminist theory, girl studies, media and communication studies, television studies, YA fiction, Canadian studies, celebrity, collective biography, identity and representation, intersectionality, ethnicity and Jewish studies
Research area: colonial gendered encounters, academic well-being of racialized students, mental health and labour, (im)migrant/indentured labour, and intersectionality.
Teaching area: Qualitative Research Methods; Archival Research; Critical Race Studies; Social Power Relations; Canadian Society; Social Control and Regulation; Migration Labour, Transnational Community Organizing.
Diane Crocker (Sociology & Criminology)
Violence against women, restorative justice, research methods, prisons
Shelagh Crooks (Philosophy)
Alexandra Dobrowolsky (Political Science)
Citizenship; representation; social movements; identity politics; constitutional politics and constitutional mobilization; states, and parties and policy (e.g., social policy, immigration policy); Canada and the United Kingdom.
Patricia Fitzgerald (Management)
Kirrily Freeman (History)
Twentieth Century Europe; Vichy France; Nazi Germany; The Holocaust; The First World War; The Second World War; War and Memory
Stella Gaon (Political Science)
Continental philosophy; Deconstruction; Feminist theory; Frankfurt School; French feminism; Jacques Derrida; Marxism; Political theory; Poststructuralism; Psychoanalytic theory
Teresa Heffernan (English)
Val Marie Johnson (Sociology & Criminology)
Theories and histories of gender and sexuality, intersection with race & colonialism, class & economic resources, citizenship, urban social relations & space, criminalization and law, social & institutional harm (by states, corporations, and institutions), formal politics, liberalism & neoliberalism, youth
Edna Keeble (Political Science)
Security: national security, feminist definitions of security, and human security
Seán Kennedy (English)
Martha MacDonald (Economics)
Feminist economics, household livelihood strategies, gendered labour markets, long term care, rural restructuring, income security policies
Audrey MacNevin (Sociology & Criminology)
Nicole Neatby (History)
Canadian Women’s History, women’s higher education, student protest movements, and public history (commemoration, memory, invention of tradition)
Najma Sharif (Economics)
Goran Stanivukovic (English)
Queer early modern studies, queer temporalities, queer theory, literary and cultural constructions of masculinity, history
Xiaoping Sun (History)
Chinese women’s history, the power dynamics between the state and society, migration and identity in Communist Northeast China, food and environmental changes in Northeast China
Tatjana Takseva (English)
Motherhood Studies; Feminism and Motherhood; Motherhood–History; Renaissance Women/Mothers; Motherhood/Feminism/The Balkans; Women/Mothers and consumerism; Women/Mothers and globalization; Women/Mothers and teaching/pedagogy; Women and Wartime/Rape
Evangelia (Evie) Tastsoglou (Sociology & Criminology)
International migration and immigration; immigrant integration and citizenship, globalization and development; diasporas and identities; crisis and migration in European societies; transnational care; immigration, settlement and diversity policies; second generation Canadian youth.
Jennifer VanderBurgh (English)
Madine VanderPlaat (Sociology & Criminology)
Women, children and families; marginalized populations; immigration; health equity; feminist research practices