Samantha Brennan, Professor, WSFR and Philosophy, has broad ranging research interests in contemporary normative ethics, feminist theory, applied ethics, sports ethics, political philosophy, children's rights and family justice, gender and sexuality, death, and fashion. Read more
Jessica Polzer is Associate Professor in WSFR and Health Science, and is the current Graduate Chair. Polzer's research focuses on the politics of women's health in the 21st century, with a specific focus on the intersection of discourses on gender, health risk, and biotechnology. Learn more.
Melanie Stone is a Phd candidate in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research. She is the recipient of the 2016 Vanier Scholarship for her work on motherhood, work and disability. You can read more about Melanie's research here.
A panel of professors and students came together on Tuesday evening to hold a discussion panel that affirmed trans rights as human rights and provide meaningful insight into experiences of discrimination. The event was organized partially in response to Jordan Peterson's attendance at Western, where the polarizing University of Toronto professor spoke about Bill C-16. Read more
Thirty years ago, Women’s Studies was just an idea at Western. Now, it’s one of the most dynamic and successful programs in the university. The department’s current success couldn’t come at a more needed time. Read more
Miranda Green-Barteet “stands out for her passionate commitment to equality in the classroom, to empowering her students to question everything and to resist impositions of authority and inequity,” according to one of her nominators. But her impact extends well beyond the confines of the classroom. Read more