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|
Celebrate Vancouver Pride 2021 at MOA with an exploration of underrepresented queer stories from Indigenous, Black and people of colour through film! Featuring short films by David Ng (GRSJ PhD Student) and Jen Sungshine who are the co-founders of the queer artists collective, Love Intersections....
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We are pleased to announce that Professor Minelle Mahtani has been appointed as the 2021-2023 Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Dr. Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and is recognized...