Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Faculty Supervisors

  • Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin  African Urban Futures, Racial Geographies,  Black Popular Culture, African Feminisms, Sexuality and Urban Space in Africa, Gender and Urbanization, Critical Race Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Decolonial Theory, and Global Political Economy of Development

  • Elizabeth Brulé Institutional Ethnographer; Social Organization of Knowledge; Indigenous feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonialist theory and Indigenous feminist politics

  • Laila Haidarali: Black Women's History; Modern U.S. Social and Cultural History; Race, Gender, and Representation; Body, Beauty, and Sexuality; Interdisciplinarity

  • Karen Lawford  Maternity care on reserves, Medical evacuation, Midwifery, Indigenous feminist theories and methodologies, Indigenous women and Two Spirit Leadership, Indigenous health and wellness, Health care

  • Margaret Little: Gender and Poverty, Gender and the State

  • Katherine McKittrick: Black Diaspora Studies, Race and Racism, Geographies, Queer-Race Theories

  • Scott Morgensen: Queer Studies, Feminist and Queer Ethnography, Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Activisms, White Settler Colonialism

  • Trish Salah: Transnational Studies in Gender, Sexuality, Race and Minority Cultural Production

  • Sarita Srivastava: Anti-Racist Feminism, Social Movements, Sociology of Emotion

  • Jane Tolmie: Feminist and Queer Theories, Women’s and Medieval Literature, Performance, Sequential Art

Fields of Study

Our faculty are internationally recognized for their scholarship in the following areas:

  • Activism and Alliance Building
  • Anti-Colonial Thought
  • Anti-Racist Feminisms
  • Black Geographies
  • Black Women's History
  • Colonialisms
  • Creative Emancipatory Work
  • Critical History
  • Ethnography
  • Gender and Poverty
  • Globalization, Work and Social Justice
  • Health Care
  • Indigenous Feminism
  • Indigenous Health
  • Memory and Trauma
  • Popular Culture
  • Queer Studies
  • Transnationalism and Diaspora
  • Trans Studies