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Women's Studies and Feminist ResearchWestern Arts and Humanities
  • Meet Isabel. Discover how she has become a part of a community that shares her values and passions
  • Melanie Stone wants you to see through the eyes of disabled working mothers – women navigating employment on top of the challenges that stem from being differently abled.
  • Women's Studies students Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung are highly commended in the 2016 Undergraduate Award

  • Sarah Saska, PhD candidate, named Canada's Top 100 Powerful Women


brennanSamantha Brennan
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 

polzerJessica Polzer
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

stoneMelanie Stone
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. 

Melanie Stone wins Vanier Scholarship

Melanie Stone, a PhD candidate in the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, is among 166 recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recipients represent nationwide scholars from the three Tri-Council agencies, who receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and/or health sciences (Western News). Read more

Three Women's Studies students are among the highly commended in the Undergraduate Awards

From left to right: Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. For the last three years a Women's Studies student has been a highly commended entrant in the Undergraduate Awards. This year we have three highly commended students: Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung. Read more here


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