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|
Dr. Mahtani will continue to support our institutional commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environment for faculty members at UBC Vancouver. Dr. Mahtani’s commitment to advancing opportunities for racialized faculty has been very impressive. Some initiatives...
Congratulations to GRSJ Professors Dr. Annette Henry and Dr. Leila Harris (co-applicant) on being awarded SSHRC Grants. Dr. Annette Henry (Language & Literacy Education / Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice) “This is the riddle I’ve been trying to solve: A...
We are pleased to announce that GRSJ PhD Student Don Shafer has been selected to join a pilot program with fifteen other graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the Climate Teaching Connector, a partnership between the UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative. This pilot...
GRSJ Professor Becki Ross was interviewed in the Georgia Straight remembering the legacy of community activist Jamie Lee Hamilton. Dr. Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton were long-time friends and comrades before Jamie Lee’s death from cancer at age 64. An advisory body with the City of Vancouver approved...
GRSJ PhD Candidate and Cree filmmaker Jules A. Koostachin short documentary KaYaMenTA: Sharing Truths About Menopause is now streaming on CBC Gem. The documentary invites Indigenous women to share their experience and insight into “the change” and delves into sexuality, aging,...