Rosa GutierrezThe Department of Gender Studies is pleased to announce Rosa Gutierrez as the new Graduate Assistant.

Rosa brings exceptional administrative, communication, policy, and community engagement experience to this role.  She holds a BAH in Political Studies and History (Queen’s University) and an MA in Political Studies (Queen’s University). The committee was impressed by Rosa’s ability to manage competing priorities and deliver high quality results while building strong relationships and maintaining a calm, empathetic demeanor.  She demonstrated a rich and nuanced understanding of the Queen’s and Kingston community, and shared exciting ideas of how Gender Studies and Black Studies can engage local residents and organizations.
“We are excited to have Rosa joining us as the new Graduate Assistant for Gender Studies. With impressive administrative and organizational experience and skills from her work in public and non-profit organizations, as well as a strong commitment to practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion, she will be a tremendous support to our graduate program, faculty and students and bring fresh insight to how we administer the graduate program in Gender Studies. I'm delighted she is coming on board and am very much looking forward to working together,” adds Gender Studies Grad Chair, Trish Salah.
Rosa comments, “In 2016, I completed a MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University with an interest in Canadian social policy and welfare reform. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a range of settings supporting provincial legislation, academic research, and community development. I am thrilled to return to Queen’s as a Graduate Assistant for the Gender Studies Department. I look forward to supporting staff, students, and faculty in this role!”
Rosa’s start date is Monday November 8, 2021.  She can be reached at

Please join us in welcoming Rosa!

With the addition of Rosa, the new staffing structure for the Department is complete: