Although the Centre initially focused on ethno-national diversity and ethno-national conflict, recent work has drawn attention to the ways in which people are impacted by multiple identities and the ways in which the intersection of difference can contribute to unique injustices, and affect the ways in which people are marginalized.

Researchers in this Research Cluster explore this phenomenon in the international domain, where gender and ethnicity intersect, and women’s experience of war and ethno-national conflict, is different from that of men, or of women in other ethnic groups, and in political parties. This essential work explores the many dimensions of intersectionality both empirically and philosophically, and in a wide variety of circumstances.

Current Projects

Rights and Representation Lab

The Rights and Representation Lab supports research related to the politics of rights and representation in Canada. We host some open events and workshops as well as hold regular meetings for lab members. Dr. Elizabeth Baisley is the Lab’s Director, and Dr. Quinn M. Albaugh is its Associate Director. The Rights and Representation Lab is housed in the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity at Queen’s University.

To learn more about this project