Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Cross Appointed Faculty

Lee Airton

Lee Airton
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Research interests: Gender expression human rights and education policy; Gender and sexual diversity as areas of teacher candidate learning; The program, practicum and induction experiences  of historically under-represented teacher candidates; Anti-racist, intersectional and coalition-building approaches to gender and sexuality democratization in schools; Methodologies for studying within-category gender and sexual diversity in education; Queer theory, affect theory, neo-materialism and relational ethics approaches to social justice in education


Beverley Baines

Beverley Baines
Professor, Faculty of Law

Research interests: Sex equality rights under the Charter; Intersectionality and the Charter; Gender, Religion, and the Charter; Women Judges; Women Law Professors


Annette Burfoot

Annette Burfoot
Professor and Department Head, Department of Sociology

Research interests: Science & Technology Studies (reproductive technologies, genetic engineering, human anatomy and manufacture); Feminist Social Thought; Visual Culture


Alana Butler

Alana Butler
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Research interests: Equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices from k-12 to higher education; At-risk children/youth and their educational attainment; ‘Race’, culture, and gender studies in education; Immigration and settlement studies; Multicultural education; Qualitative research methodology


Heather Castleden

Heather Castleden
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Geography and Planning

Research interests: Knowledge production in Indigenous environment, health, and social justice activism


Jacqueline Davies

Jacqueline Davies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Research interests: Feminist Thought, Jewish Philosophy, Narrative Reasoning, and Critical Thinking


Karen Dubinsky

Karen Dubinsky
Professor, Department of History

Research interests: Canadian-Cuban cultural relations; Canadian-Global South histories; Transnational Canadian history; Gender and Sexuality


Allison Goebel

Allison Goebel
Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Department of Environmental Studies

Research interests: Environmental Justice; Women, Health and Environment; Local Food Issues/Movements; Gender, Environment and Development in Africa - especially Southern Africa, including use or Management of Natural Resources, Social Forestry, Agriculture, Urbanization and Housing, Social Impacts of Climate Change (Affiliated with Environmental Studies)


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Lynne Hanson
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Research interests: Torts; Criminal Law; Mental Heath Law and Health law; Legal Skills; Contracts Law; Gender and Equality


Jennifer Hosek

Jennifer Hosek
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Research interests: 20th - 21st century German culture, particularly film; European Union cultures; transnational, feminist, gender, critical, and cultural studies theories and movements; Cuban film; cities and mobility cultures; petrocultures


Samantha King

Samantha King
Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Research interests: body, health and sport


Audrey Kobayashi

Audrey Kobayashi
Professor and Queen's Research Chair, Department of Geography and Planning

Research interests: how processes of human differentiation − race, class, gender, ability, national identity − emerge in a range of landscapes that include homes, streets and workplaces; the legal and legislative frameworks that enable social change, and the cultural systems and practices through which normative frameworks for human actions and human relations are developed


Reena Kukreja

Reena Kukreja
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Development Studies

Research interests: intersections of xenophobia, Islamophobia, securitization of borders, and the politics of citizenship and migration in shaping hierarchies of masculinities and masculine identity formation among undocumented South Asian male migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India in Greece


Kathleen Lahey

Kathleen Lahey
Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Faculty of Law

Research interests: Taxation; Corporate Taxation; Tax Policy; Comparative Taxation; Property Law; Law, Gender, and Equality; Law and Sexualities; Feminist Legal Studies


Eun-Young Lee

Eun-Young Lee
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Research interests: Bridging social issues (e.g., climate change, gender inequality) and theories (e.g., intersectionality) with quantitative research methodology to advance population health in cross-cultural and global contexts.


Cynthia Levine-Rasky

Cynthia Levine-Rasky
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Research interests: Canadian Social Problems: inequality, multiculturalism, health, immigration and refugee policy; Qualitative Methods, especially Community-Based Research; Romani Studies; Intersectionality


Susan Lord

Susan Lord
Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies

Research interests: cinema and media arts; cosmopolitanism; gendered spaces and the city; and Cuban cinema and visual culture


Eleanor MacDonald

Eleanor MacDonald
Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Political Studies

Research interests: Contemporary political thought, including: identity politics, feminist theory, critical theory, postmodern theory, Marxist theory, anti-racist theory, psychoanalytic theory, environmental theory, cultural studies, narrative theory, queer theory, race and sexuality studies, feminism, and transgender politics


Kristin Moriah

Kristin Moriah
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Research interests: African American literature and culture; African Diaspora Studies; Performance Studies; Sound Studies; Visual Culture


Beverley Mullings

Beverley Mullings
Professor, Department of Geography and Planning

Research interests: feminist political economy and engages questions of labour, social transformation, neoliberalism, and the politics of gender, race and class in the Caribbean and its diaspora


Dorit Naaman

Dorit Naaman
Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies


Ishita Pande

Ishita Pande
Associate Professor, Department of History

Research interests: Colonial and Postcolonial India, British Empire, Postcolonial Theory and Global History; Race, Gender and Sexuality; History of Science and Medicine; History of Childhood, Youth and Age


Kip Pegley

Kip Pegley
Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Dan School of Drama & Music

Research interests: intersections of popular music, visual culture and critical theory


Elaine Power

Elaine Power
Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Research interests: issues related to poverty, class, food, and health


Carolyn Prouse

Carolyn Prouse
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning

Research interests: practices of urban economic development; relationships between global and anti/decolonial urbanism, critical development studies, health sociology, and critical race feminist geographies


Natalie Rewa

Natalie Rewa
Professor, Department of Drama

Research interests: scenographic design for opera with a specific focus on the work of Michael Levine and his production design for Canada’s first complete Ring Cycle mounted by the Canadian Opera Company 2004-2006


Natalie Rewa

Margo Rivera
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Research interests: trauma, psychotherapy, post-traumatic dissociation, and personality disorders


Dylan Robinson

Dylan Robinson
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Department of Cultural Studies, Global Development Studies, LLCU, Art History and the Dan School of Music

Research interests: The politics of Indigenous inclusion and recognition in the arts; The use of Indigenous Languages in Public Art; Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Indigenous and Settler Affect


Isabelle St-Amand

Isabelle St-Amand
Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Research interests: Comparative Indigenous literary criticism; francophone Indigenous literatures and migrant literatures, Indigenous filmmaking and collaborative research methodologies, theories of events and Indigenous-settler relationships  


Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson
Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Research interests: Golden Age Theatre, The Entremés, Queer Theory


Sari van Anders

Sari van Anders
Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair, Department of Psychology

Research interests: sex research, gender/sex and sexual diversity, and social neuroendocrinology, all within a feminist/queer science perspective


Asha Varadharajan

Asha Varadharajan
Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Research interests: postcolonial literatures and studies in globalization and culture; literary theory (Marxism, post-structuralism, feminism and psychoanalysis); cultural studies; critical race theories and multiculturalism; Adorno and the Frankfurt School; violence; civil society; the bio-politics of citizenship


Barrington Walker

Barrington Walker (on leave)
Associate Professor, Department of History

Research interests: Black Canadian History; "Race"; Immigration


M. Shobhana Xavier

M. Shobhana Xavier
Assistant Professor, School of Religion

Research interests: contemporary global Islam and Sufism, with particular regional interests in North America (United States and Canada) and South Asia (Sri Lanka)