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||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|
|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|
The Social Justice Institute at UBC stands firmly in solidarity with Black communities and with movements dedicated to racial justice and to struggles against racial capitalism, settler colonialism and white supremacy in their systemic, institutional, and everyday manifestations. We stand in...
GRSJ Assistant Professor Christopher Patterson’s new book Open World Empire: Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games published by NYU Press seeks ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, by turning to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures...
The Social Justice Institute is excited to congratulate GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. JP Catungal along with Dr. Nicola Levell, Dr. Leslie Paris, and Dr. David Gaertner, winners of the 2020-2021 Public Humanities Faculty Fellows! UBC-Vancouver’s PHH fellowship program supports Humanities scholars in...