Our overall graduate program is unusual for its focus on transnational feminist studies. Graduate students and faculty investigate how gender and sexuality are informed, lived, and reinvented amidst entwined yet discrepant narratives, geographies, and histories. Graduate work at WGSI encourages an engagement with an interdisciplinary range of theories and methods that grapple with how gender and sexuality is tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, nation, global capitalism, violence, aesthetics and so on. Our core faculty brings transnational feminist commitments to the study of diverse sites and their interconnection with particular focus on Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and the United States. In doing so, we seek to ask feminist questions as well as put feminism into question.
In addition, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has introduced a new website with enhanced functionality to better serve prospective and current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff. Highlights include a searchable graduate awards database with a direct feed to awards announcements; a searchable database of graduate programs that is synchronized with the SGS Calendar; and an events calendar featuring SGS-related events occurring across all three campuses.