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2013-2014 Master's Students

Adams, Kelsey
Lawson Hall 3242

Bennell, Jennifer
Lawson Hall 3242

Elliott, Martha
Lawson Hall 3242

Kelln, Michelle

Lawson Hall 3242

Pugle, Michelle

Lawson Hall 3242


Siddika, Aisha
Lawson Hall 3242

Stone, Melanie
Lawson Hall 3242

Uppal, Pamela
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Lawson Hall 3243

Young, Courtney
Lawson Hall 3243


1st Year PhD Students

Evoy, Jacob

Lawson Hall 3251


Field, Emily

Lawson Hall 3243

Degrees: BA Honours Double Major in Sociology and Women's Studies, Western University 2007-2011 MA Women's Studies, University of Ottawa 2011-2013
Areas of Interest: Canadian immigration and refugee policy, social justice and HIV/AIDS, and critical race feminism TA: WS Intro 1020E

Hamilton, Patricia

Lawson Hall 3243

Degrees: BA Honours in English and Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, 2010, MA in Gender Studies, University of Sussex, 2012
Areas of Interest: race, motherhood, attachment parenting, neoliberalism

Lefurgey, Mayme

Lawson Hall 3243

Degrees: BA Honors in Sociology; Psychology Minor, Mount Allison University 2010.
MA in Gender and Peacebuilding, The University for Peace, Costa Rica, 2012.
MA in International Peace, Development and Conflict Transformation, Innsbruck University, Austria, 2013.
Currently enrolled in Collaborative PhD Program in Women's Studies and Feminist Research and Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Areas of Interest: Transnational feminism, violence against women advocacy, gender issues in post-conflict, peace
External Scholarship Awards: OGS 2013-2014
TA Assignment: WS 1020E Intro to Women's Studies

Miceli, Victoria
Lawson Hall 3251

2nd Year PhD Students

Dority, Kimberly
Lawson Hall 3241

Niittynen, Miranda

Lawson Hall 3241

Degrees: Honors BA in Philosophy, Lakehead University, MA in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, University of Western Ontario
Areas of Interest: Feminist ethnography; theories of alterity; deconstruction; experimental texts; crisis of representation; critical animal studies; alternative ethics.


Nketiah, Rita

Lawson Hall 3241

Degrees: Honours BA in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University (UWO), 2008,
MA in Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, 2009
Areas of Interest: second-generation Ghanaian immigrant identity, African Diaspora and Development, Identity Formation, African migration, Women’s Rights in Africa
TA Assignments: WS 1020E Intro to Women’s Studies

Pack, Rachael

Lawson Hall 3241

Degree: B.A. Honors in Sociology and Women’s Studies, Carleton University.
M.A. Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, The University of Western Ontario.
Areas of Interest: Social and political dimensions of cancer, women’s health and citizenship, neoliberalism and biopolitics
TA Assignments: WS 2273E Sexual Subjects

Potvin, Jacqueline
Lawson Hall 3241

Degrees: BA Honours in International Development and English Literature from University of Guelph
MA in Global Gender Studies from University of Leeds
Areas of Interest: Representations of Women, Female Sexuality, and Reproductive Rights in International Development Campaigns; Biopolitics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Critical Development Theory; Discursive Constructions of Motherhood; Representations of  Reproduction and Motherhood in Popular Culture; Postcolonial Theory.
TA Assignments: WS 1020E Intro to Women’s Studies


3rd Year PhD Students

Bardwell, Geoffrey

Lawson Hall 3249

Degrees: BA Women’s Studies, MA Kinesiology

Areas of Interest: sexuality studies; LGBTQ communities in London, Ontario; critical ethnography; community building; drag performances; art; aesthetics; public policy; social health; HIV/AIDS; activism
TA assignments: WS 2160A Intimate Relations: Sex, Gender And Love, WS 2161B Women And Popular Culture and WS 2273E Sexual Subjects

Gaudet, Crystal

Lawson Hall 3247

Degrees: M.A., Women’s Studies and Feminist Research (UWO)
Hons. B.A., Women’s Studies and History (York University)
Areas of Interest: Labour, migration, globalization, domestic work, and feminist political economy.
TA Assignments: WS 1020E Intro to Women’s Studies
External Scholarships: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2010-2011 (M.A.)

Shabbar, Andie

Lawson Hall 3251

Degrees: BA Hons. Women's Studies, York University
MA Communication & Culture Joint Program York and Ryerson Universities
Areas of Interest: Affect theory, feminist art, experimental film, new-materialism, queer theory, digital media, speculative realism
Courses taught: WS 4461F Virtual Feminisms: Digital Media and Effect

Trudell, Anna Lise

Lawson Hall 3247

Degrees: Bachelor's Degree from Western University, with an Honours Specialization in Political Science and Minor in Women's Studies
Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Areas of Interest: Girlhood, girls’ agency, women & policy, women & politics
TA Assignments: WS 2270a/b Women & the Law, WS 1020E Intro to Women’s Studies, WS 2220E Feminist Theory Across the Disciplines


4th Year Phd Students

Cayen, Laura

Lawson Hall 3250

Ephgrave, Nicole

Lawson Hall 3249

Degrees: Honours B.Soc.Sci International Development & Globalization (Ottawa University)
M.A. in Women and Gender Studies (University of Toronto)
Collaborative Program in Transitional Justice (Western University)
Areas of Interest: Genocide and human rights, transitional justice, international law, violence against women (wartime rape), global development, memorialization, discourse analysis, social constructions of masculinity.
Courses taught: TJ 3001: Studies in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.
TA Assignment: WS 1022G Gender, Justice and Change.

Kate Grantham

Lawson Hall 3250

Degrees: Honors BA in Human Rights, Carleton University, 2009, and MA in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University, 2010
Areas of Interest: Gender and international development; microfinance; feminist and anti-colonial research methodology; internationalization of higher education
External Scholarships: SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Courses taught: WS 4460G Feminist Encounters with Development

Robertson, Andrea

Lawson Hall 3238

Saska-Crozier, Sarah

Lawson Hall 3249

Degrees: Masters of Arts in Gender Studies (University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Women’s Studies and Political Science (Queen’s University)
Certification in Sexual Diversity (Queen's University)
Areas of Interest: Social Innovation, Gender Equality, Women’s Funding, Developing Countries, Violence Against Women, LGBT Rights, Climate Change
External Scholarships: Mitacs-Accelerate Research Grant
TA assignments: WS 2205F Making Men, WS 2161 Women and Popular Culture

Wettlaufer, Nadine

Lawson Hall 3238

Degrees: MA in Dance (ethnography of live-action role-playing games), York University; Honours BFA (concentrated in new media, design and sculpture), York University.
Areas of Interest: feminist activist apps and video games, serious games for social justice, gestural and motion-control interfaces, material feminisms, intersectional feminisms, critical digital media pedagogy, DIY and activist art, feminist ethnography, feminist interventions in historically male-dominated fan subcultures (i.e. video games, role-playing games, science fiction, comic books and LEGOTM.
External Scholarships: OGS 2011
TA Assignments: WS 1022G Gender, Justice, Change


Continuing PhD Students

Chisholm, Jennifer

Lawson Hall 3260





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