Ph.D. Program

The Doctoral Program in Women and Gender Studies (DWGS) offers a particular focus on feminist colonial, post-colonial, diasporic and transnational studies. The program supports diverse and multidisciplinary graduate research querying gendered, raced, sexed, and queered subjects as they are entangled in political economies and cultural formations.  In particular, WGSI has distinctive strengths in the following four areas of strength: (1) gender, sexuality and queer studies; (2) feminist cultural studies; (3) feminist studies of technology, science, environment and biomedicine; and (4) transnational political economy and critical development studies. 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, South East Asia, East Asia, and the United States.

All admitted doctoral students will receive a minimum guaranteed finding package. Please see our financial support page for further information.  For detailed information on School of Graduate Studies funding commitments including values, number of years of funding and payment details, see the How Funding Works: Research-Stream Programs page.

Incoming and current doctoral students are encouraged to check out collaborative specializations to enhance their degree. WGSI participates in a dozen programs that provide interdisciplinary study and training. Read more about collaborative programs here.