WGS Research Seminar

The 2020-2021 seminar series is scheduled monthly on a Wednesday, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. The WGS Research Seminar is a monthly forum for interdisciplinary research in feminist and gender studies. Directed at both faculty and graduate students within the WGSI and across the campus as a whole, the seminar’s goal is to foster intellectual engagement with key theoretical, social and political questions touching on gender and feminism and their many intersections through the presentation of cutting-edge work by leading researchers both within and beyond the University of Toronto.

All University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend these seminars. WGSI Master’s and Ph.D. students and graduate students enrolled in the WGS Collaborative Specialization are required to attend 80% of the research seminars. Please ensure that you sign the attendance sheet that is circulated at each seminar.

Winter 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Bedour Alagraa, University of Texas

Watch webinar recording here.

Wednesday, MARCH 24, 2021, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Kristen Bos, University of Toronto

Online – Registration information to follow.

THURSDAY, february 4, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

E. Tendayi Achiume, University of California

Register here.

WEDNESDAY, AprIL 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

PhD degree and PhD collaborative specialization students in Women and Gender Studies present their doctoral research.

Online – Registration information to follow.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

1969 Criminal Law Reforms

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Co-sponsored with the Faculty of Law.

November 18th, 2020, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

A public talk/seminar with Hazel Carby.

Title: “Imperial Sexual Economies”

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will NOT be recorded.

ASL provided.


october 28th, 2020,

4:00–6:00 P.M.

Ga(s)p: Experiments in Radical Hospitality

Watch recorded webinar here.