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Nora Tataryan, WGSI PhD Student, Connaught Scholar 2014-15

I am a second year PhD student at the Women & Gender Stud​ies Institute (WGSI). My main areas of interest are aesthetics, race studies, and feminist philosophy. My current work is on the aesthetics of otherness and the image of Armenian women in post-genocidal Turkey. After completing my bachelor’s degree at Galatasaray University (Turkey) and Paris […]

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Master’s/Ph.D. Application deadline December 9, 2013

WGSI welcomes applications to our Master’s and Ph.D. Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Online applications are due Monday, December 9, 2013.  For detailed application procedures, please go to this web page. Official university transcripts must be uploaded electronically via the UofT online application system AND mailed in hard-copy form to the Women and Gender […]

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Our Collective Strength: The Migrant Mothers Project

Date: November 7, 2013 Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Location: William Doo Auditorium The Migrant Mothers Project will be hosting “Our Collective Strength”, a community event to raise consciousness on the intersections of violence against women, precarious immigration status and human rights. This event is sponsored by the Community Knowledge Alliance (CKA). The Migrant Mothers Project is […]

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WGSI PhD Launch

Women & Gender Studies Institute, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto Invites you to celebrate the launch of the Women & Gender Studies Institute PhD Program FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th,  2013 1:00-4:00 PM – Public Lectures: On the Politics of Hope William Doo Auditorium, New College Residence, 45 Willcocks Street What might a politics […]

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Dreams of Freedom/Migrations of the Sacred: Awakening the Creative Spirit

For both of my undergraduate courses that were offered during the Winter of 2013, I asked students to create artistic projects, which constituted about a third of their final grades. These are not art courses, mind you, and I myself have not had any formal training as an artist.  But I have been plagued for […]

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Alissa Trotz wins President’s Teaching Award

Dr. Alissa Trotz is an Associate Professor who has taught in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE and is currently cross-appointed to Women and Gender Studies (WGSI) and the Caribbean Studies Program at New College. Following a year of law school in the Caribbean, she completed her BA (Hons) at York University, […]

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WGSI’s annual e-newsletter

The Women and Gender Studies Institute is pleased to release its 2nd annual e-newsletter .  

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Violence No More

Andrea Smith, Cherokee scholar-activist Bridget Tolley and Kristen Gilchrist, co-founders of Families of Sisters in Spirit Location: OISE auditorium Time: 7:30 – 9:30 Date: April 29, 2013 Join us for a discussion on decolonizing ways forward to end violence against Indigenous women with Andrea Smith (also co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color against Violence); Bridget […]

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WGSRF Undergraduate Essay Prize – WGS Student Recipients

The two winners of the National Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize are students enrolled in the Undergraduate Program in Women and Gender Studies.  For details about the prize, please go to the WGSRF website: http://www.wgsrf.com/undergraduate-essay-prize.html.   First prize went to Johanna Lewis.  The title of her paper is: “Canadian Imperialism, Queer Diasporas, and […]

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Revolution Came, Revolution Went: Women (Re)making History Across the Middle East and North Africa

Revolution Came, Revolution Went: Women (Re)making History Across the Middle East and North Africa Speakers: Haideh Mohahissi The Arab Uprisings: Social Consequences and New Possibilities for Women Afiya Shehrbano Zia End of a Romance: Islamist Women’s ‘Alternative’ Agency Keynote Address: Zakia Saline The New Subject of Rights: A Story of a Revolution from its Margins […]