Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Master of Arts
The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice offers a Graduate Program in an open and mutually supportive atmosphere. Members of the Institute are engaged in theoretical and empirical work that contributes to the advancement of current knowledge and relevant dialogues around culture, politics and public policy in local, global and transnational contexts.
The program has an award-winning faculty and faculty associates from across disciplines and departments, with areas of expertise in gender and development, critical studies in sexuality, decolonizing and post-colonial methodologies, race, gender and cultural studies, critical race theory, gender and Canadian history and literature (in English and French), transgender studies, gender issues in health, and feminist legal studies. Students may draw on faculty associates’ expertise when seeking research supervisors and committee members.
|Al-Kassim, Dina||Critical identity, ethnic and race studies; English language; Gender, sexuality and education; Human rights, justice, and ethical issues; anti-colonial; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; comparative literature: Arabic, English, French; feminist; Gender Relationship; Identity and Transnationality; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; postcolonial; psychoanalysis; queer theory; sexuality; Subjectivity|
|Catungal, John Paul||queer of colour geographies, critical race and ethnic studies, diaspora and transnationalism, critical pedagogy, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the lived geographies of sexual and racial minorities in educational spaces|
|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, Mark||Indigenous rights; land claims; the stolen generations; intellectual property; criminal justice issues; Cultural Heritage; postcolonial legal theory|
|Mahtani, Minelle||critical mixed race theory; cultural forgetting; Social justice|
|Patterson, Christopher||Transpacific discourses of literature, games, and films|
|Riano-Alcala, Pilar||Lived experience of violence, Historical Memory and the politics of commemoration and witnessing, Forced migration (internal displacement and refuge), Critical and participatory methodologies, Community organizing, everyday resistance and social repair, Public art|
Congratulations to GRSJ Assistant Professor of Teaching Dr. Kim Snowden! Dr. Snowden is one of Eight assistant and associate professors of teaching in the Faculty of Arts to be awarded the Dean’s Award for Educational Leadership projects. The award is designed to support faculty members’...
Congratulations to GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Patterson! Dr. Patterson’s book “All Flowers Bloom” (Westphalia Press), written under his pseudonym Kawika Guillermo, has won the 2020-2021 Reviewer’s Choice Gold Award for General Fiction/Novel.
Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry’s new book published by One World “The Colour of God” is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield them from racism. The author explores the joys and sorrows of growing up in a fundamentalist Muslim...
Please join us in congratulating Annette Henry, Professor, Language and Literacy Education & Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC, who has been announced as a 2021 Wall Scholar. The Wall Scholars Research Award is a unique opportunity for faculty members to spend a...
Wajiha Mehdi, PhD candidate at GRSJ has been selected as one of the recipients of IDRC Doctoral Research Award, 2020. IDRC awards are intended to promote the capacity of graduate students to conduct research that is aimed at addressing development and social issues in developing countries. The...