Sandra D. Noel

PhD Student


Areas of Interest

  • Gendered-based Violence
  • Caribbean Carnival
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Colonialism and Post-Colonial Studies
  • Critical Studies
  • Black Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • Feminism and Political Studies
  • Race and Cultural Studies
  • Human Rights


Sandra Noel is a Ph.D. Student at the University of Toronto in the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Her research focuses on gender-based violence in the Eastern Caribbean region through a feminist lens.

Trained in Social Work at York University, Sandra’s MA’s research on child sexual abuse in Grenada is a collaboration of social work and feminist theories, which underscores the societal factors and the increased risk associated with the phenomenon surrounding child sexual abuse.

Sandra uses poetry as a creative expression to highlight the trauma borne by women experiencing domestic violence. Her creativity flows into her success with screenwriting, grounded in newneorealism theories, which portray institutional violence as the fundamental linkage of women’s victimization in domestic violence cases.

Program: PhD 


Master of Art, York University 

Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW), York University 


Supervisor: Alissa Trotz

Honours and Awards