Dr. Maya Eichler, Co-director, Mount Saint Vincent University
Maya Eichler is the director of the Centre for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs at Mount Saint Vincent University. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement and is an associate professor of Political and Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on gender and the armed forces, military sexual violence, military-to-civilian transitions, and community stories of war and peace.
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Dr. Tammy George, Co-director, York University
Tammy George is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Science, School of Kinesiology at York University and is currently a psychoanalytic psychotherapy candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Her current research lies at the intersection of critical military studies, racial violence and mental health and explores the reconfiguration of racial and national subjectivities in an era of neoliberalism.
Dr. Nancy Taber, Co-director, Brock University
Dr. Nancy Taber is a professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Brock University. Her research explores the ways in which learning, gender, and militarism intersect in daily life, popular culture, museums, militaries, and educational institutions. She has a particular focus on women’s experiences in the Canadian Armed Forces as relates to organizational culture, official polices, and informal everyday practices, with respect to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. She is a retired military officer who served as a Sea King helicopter air navigator. Along with publishing in traditional forms, she is conducting fiction-based research to disseminate her findings in the form of short stories and novels.
Sandra Biskupski-Mujanovic, Post-doctoral Fellow/Network Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University
Sandra Biskupski-Mujanovic is a PhD Candidate in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Department at Western University with a specialization in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. She will be defending her dissertation in fall 2022 and is the incoming postdoctoral fellow at the TMC-N. Her doctoral research examined the opportunities, constraints and experiences of women who are current or former members of the Canadian Armed Forces that deployed on peacekeeping operations. Her areas of research and teaching specialization include feminist international relations and security studies; gender and Canadian foreign policy; gender, conflict, and security; militarization and peacekeeping; gender and work; and social, political and economic inequality.
Kimberley Smith-Evans, Network Manager, Mount Saint Vincent University
Kimberley Smith-Evans is Research Manager at the Centre for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs at Mount Saint Vincent University. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Psychology and a MA in Family Studies and Gerontology. Her MA thesis research examined the role of spousal support in the development of post-traumatic growth among military Veteran couples living with post-traumatic stress disorder. In her role as TMC Network Manager, she oversees and manages the administrative and financial aspects of Network activities.
Ash Grover, Doctoral Student, Brock University
Ash Grover is a PhD candidate in Educational Studies at Brock University, where her research focuses on the intersection of trauma-informed and culturally sustaining pedagogies in the university context. Ash is also a Curriculum Development Specialist in the department of Learning Services at Brock, and her goal is to enhance the learning experience for all students through addressing the barriers that equity seeking communities often face when accessing post-secondary education. Her interest in transforming military cultures is inspired by her ongoing research with Dr. Nancy Taber in the areas of feminist anti-militarism, public pedagogies and militarism in academic life, as well as decolonial and intersectional feminist praxis.