Women & Gender Studies Institute

feminist questions for tangled times


For the past 40 years, WGSI has trained students to think about the entanglements of gender, race and sexuality. Our teaching and research is distinctive for its transnational feminist approach, critically addressing how national borders, colonialisms, labour, and migration shape life, knowledge, and politics.

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  • Inaugural Brianna O’Connor Hersey Scholarship

    On November 28, 2018, WGSI celebrated the life of Brianna O’Connor Hersey, a PhD student in WGSI who died on March 31, 2018, with the awarding of the inaugural Brianna O’Connor Hersey Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded annually to … Read more

  • Congratulations to Professor Rinaldo Walcott

    Professor Rinaldo Walcott of the Department of Social Justice Education has been promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Walcott is an innovative and internationally influential interdisciplinary scholar in the areas of Black studies, cultural studies, … Read more

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