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Congratulations to Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani

We are thrilled to announce Victoria’s book EMMANUEL LEVINAS AND THE POLITICS OF NON-VIOLENCE is now out. A book launch will occur later in the spring. See the catalogue entry for the book.

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International Women’s Day Talk – Embodyment in Motion: From Theory to Praxis – March 5, 2014

Jill Andrew MA, WGSI, University of Toronto.  A columnist, public speaker, educator, and media consultant on female body image.  She is also the founder of BITE ME! Toronto Int’l Body Image Film & Arts Festival and co-founder of FatinTheCity.com a plus size fatshion blog.  The talk will take place in Room 1160, Bahen Centre for […]

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Congratulations to Alissa Trotz on her Induction into the Presidential Teaching Academy – December 2013

We are delighted to share the news of Alissa’s formal induction into the Presidential Teaching Academy last week, a ceremony linked to the Presidential Teaching Award she won last year. Alissa’s comments showed the ways the history of the University of Toronto and the Caribbean are, were, and should be, deeply entwined–citing the words of […]

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Our Collective Strength Report – December 11, 2013

On November 7, 2013 the Migrant Mothers Project hosted “Our Collective Strength”, a community event to raise consciousness on the intersections of violence against women, precarious immigration status and human rights.  This event was generously sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Institute Community Knowledge Alliance initiative and took place in the William Doo Auditorium […]

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Women and Revolution in the Middle East – Roundtable

The Women and Revolution in the Middle East Roundtable took place on November 25, 2013. This event was organized by students in Professor Mojab’s course, Women and Revolution in the Middle East. It was a successful event with more than 70 people and, most importantly, students in the course were thrilled about the presentations and […]

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Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah

November 27 – 29, 2013 This tri-campus 3-day event features the Artist in Residence to include:  keynote by Professor Manthia Diawara (NYU), Conversations and Salons with Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director of TIFF) and Professor Manthia Diawara, a symposium on the work of John Akomfrah, film screenings, and a final keynote with Professor Kobena Mercer (Yale), […]