Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (PhD)

Overview

The PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice is an interdisciplinary program which allows students to explore their interests in diverse areas while employing feminist, intersectional, and decolonizing methodologies. It is intended to be flexible and to accommodate the needs of individual students.

Quick Facts

Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Subject
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Full-time
Specialization
Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Program Components
Dissertation
Faculty
Faculty of Arts

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
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21
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21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Criminal Record Check

Students may elect to take a practicum that will require a criminal record check.

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

No

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
15 September 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 December 2018
Transcript Deadline: 08 December 2018
Referee Deadline: 08 December 2018
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 December 2018
Transcript Deadline: 08 December 2018
Referee Deadline: 08 December 2018

Funding Sources

All full-time students who begin a UBC-Vancouver PhD program in September 2018 or later will be provided with a funding package of at least $18,000 for each of the first four years of their PhD. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, and graduate academic assistantships. Please note that many graduate programs provide funding packages that are substantially greater than $18,000 per year. Please check with your prospective graduate program for specific details of the funding provided to its PhD students.

Career Outcomes

15 students graduated between 2005 and 2013. Of these, career information was obtained for 11 alumni (based on research conducted between Feb-May 2016):


RI (Research-Intensive) Faculty: typically tenure-track faculty positions (equivalent of the North American Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor positions) in PhD-granting institutions
TI (Teaching-Intensive) Faculty: typically full-time faculty positions in colleges or in institutions not granting PhDs, and teaching faculty at PhD-granting institutions
Term Faculty: faculty in term appointments (e.g. sessional lecturers, visiting assistant professors, etc.)
Sample Employers in Higher Education
University of British Columbia (2)
University of Alberta
Wilfrid Laurier University
Douglas College
Mahidol University
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Sample Employers Outside Higher Education
Government of Canada
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Sample Job Titles Outside Higher Education
Academic Editor, Writer
Head
Research Associate
Soeech-Language Pathologist
PhD Career Outcome Survey
You may view the full report on career outcomes of UBC PhD graduates on outcomes.grad.ubc.ca.
Disclaimer
This program underwent a name or structural change in the study time frame, and all alumni from the previous program were included in these summaries. These data represent historical employment information and do not guarantee future employment prospects for graduates of this program. They are for informational purposes only. Data were collected through either alumni surveys or internet research.

Alumni on Success

Joshua M Ferguson

Job Title
Producer, Director, Author, Activist
Employer
Turbid Lake Pictures & Self-Employed

Lauren Hunter

Job Title
Head, IN.spire Innovation Hub, Natural Resources Canada
Employer
Government of Canada

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications321945231
Offers52941
New registrations32631
Total enrolment1512141413
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Al-Kassim, Dina (Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Identity and Transnationality, Sexuality, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Gender Relationship, postcolonial , anti-colonial, feminist, queer theory, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, comparative literature: Arabic, English, French)
  • Angeles, Leonora (Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work)
  • Chaudhry, Ayesha (Islam, Muslims, religion, gender, human rights, family and children, discrimination, social justice )
  • Creese, Gillian (Women topics, Intersections of gender, sexuality, racialization and class, Processes of immigration and settlement in Canada, Gender, racialization, work and trade unions)
  • Ferreira Da Silva, Denise (ethical questions of the global present and target the metaphysical and ontoepistemological dimensions of modern thought; Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Theory, Critical Legal Theory, Political Theory, Moral Philosophy, Postcolonial Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies)
  • Harris, Leila (Drinking Water, Fresh Water, Water, Resources Management, Development Policies, International Development, Gender Relationship, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Social Contract and Social Justice, water politics, water governance, Environmental justice, gender and social difference, equity and social justice, participatory resource management, Turkey and Middle East, Africa , Ghana, South Africa)
  • Henry, Annette (race, language, culture in education; equity and diversity, Cross-cultural education, feminist studies, gender, international perspectives, multiculturalism, policy studies)
  • Ross, Becky (Qualitative/historical methods, feminist/gender/anti-racist, family sociology)
  • Thobani, Sunera (Critical race, postcolonial and feminist theory )

Recent Doctoral Citations

  • Dr. Beth Whitney Stewart
    "Dr. Stewart worked with youth born of forced relations in the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. She identified their experiences of discrimination as a national and international problem of accountability and found creative ways they negotiate belonging. Her study will inform policy for those born of sexual violence in other wars." (May 2018)
  • Dr. Joshua M Ferguson
    "Dr. Ferguson challenged the common understanding of the term transgender, revealing its imprecise and exclusionary nature and, using feminist methodologies and autoethnography, theorized a new intertextual and interdisciplinary approach to gender studies beyond woman/female and man/male." (November 2016)
  • Dr. Katherine Fobear
    "Dr. Fobear examined the settlement experiences of LGBT refugees in North America. Her work contributes a queer perspective to refugee settlement that unsettles homonational narratives of Canada as a safe haven and the Western discourses surrounding "saving" LGBT refugees." (November 2016)
  • Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Ellen Rudrum
    "Dr. Rudrum studied the social organization of maternity care and birth in a rural community in post-conflict northern Uganda. She found that pregnant women had to navigate complex power relationships, as well as overcome financial and logistical challenges, in order to access care. Her research has implications for maternity care practice and policy." (May 2015)
  • Dr. Anika Nicole Stafford
    "Dr. Stafford's dissertation examined gender norms and sexuality in Kindergarten. Her research findings illustrate how primary schools normalize gender conforming heterosexuality at the expensive of queer and transgender people. Her work is useful to anyone concerned with safer schools or interested in gender issues in dominant culture." (May 2014)
 

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
15 September 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018
International Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018

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