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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Harris, Leila||Critical identity, ethnic and race studies; Gender, sexuality and education; Human rights, justice, and ethical issues; Africa; Development Policies; Drinking Water; Environmental justice; equity and social justice; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Fresh Water; Gender Relationship; gender and social difference; Ghana; International development; participatory resource management; Resources Management; Social Contract and Social Justice; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; South Africa; Turkey and Middle East; Water; water governance; water politics|
|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|
|Ross, Becky||Qualitative/historical methods, feminist/gender/anti-racist, family sociology|
|Sia, Rosanne||Sociology; Cold War cultural history; Performance studies; critical race studies; queer studies|