MA GNDS 2021
“I cannot speak highly enough of how much I loved my time as a graduate student in the Gender Studies department at Queen's. I look back at my time in the MA program with nothing but gratitude, appreciation, and fondness. I am truly thankful to have been able to work with Dr. Margaret Little. I cannot thank her enough for her continuous support, encouragement, and passion for my project. Dr. Little has a beautiful way of making her students feel empowered by cheering us on every step of the way. When I completed the program, I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and confidence in myself. I'm grateful to have learned these lessons from the fearless department and my remarkable peers.
I am currently a law student interested in criminal, family, and Indigenous law. My background in gender studies has been immensely beneficial and something I strive to remain reflexive of and advocate for in all areas of legal education. Gender studies have helped me develop the ability to examine and understand the law through a critical lens, which has been essential. Furthermore, gender studies has strengthened my understanding of intersectionality, power, and feminist social justice issues. I am excited to continue to move through my legal education and career informed through gender studies.
My time in my MA, working with this fantastic department, allowed me to not only work on a degree but explore my interests and strengthen my sense of self. The academic and personal learning I gained from this program are lessons I hold close to my heart.”