Red Flower Nancy's Chair

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Championing Awareness, Education and Advocacy

The Nancy Rowell Jackman Chair in Women's Studies (Nancy's Chair) was established at Mount Saint Vincent University in the mid-1980s. Endowed by well-known Toronto-based feminist and philanthropist Nancy Ruth, the Chair raises awareness of women's issues by bringing to campus distinguished scholars in women's studies and activists who have contributed to the advancement of women. View past Chairs »

About the Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies

The presence of the Chair adds substantially to the intellectual strength of women's studies at Mount Saint Vincent and in the Atlantic region. Duties associated with the Chair include teaching, research, and public presentations on campus and around the Atlantic provinces. 

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The Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies actively participates, engages and facilitates in an array of events related to teaching, research and education. Read more »

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Welcome Janet Conway, 16th Nancy's Chair (2019-2021)

Dr. Conway is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Justice at Brock University, where she was founder and former Director of the Social Justice Research Institute. She is the author of three books and many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Currently, she is co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Project on the politics of solidarity in the World March of Women, a transnational feminist network that involves multi-sited field work across the global South. Dr. Conway is also co-applicant on a research project on Bodies, Territories, and Resource Extraction in the Americas, which aims to investigate the embodied effects of land despoliation and dispossession experienced by Indigenous peoples, especially women, and to inquire how that body of knowledge can be mobilized for resistance and survival.