Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Faculty Supervisors

  • 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

  • Samantha King: Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body

  • 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