Graduate Supervisors

WSFR Core Faculty 

Faculty Name & Position Areas or Research
Baruah, Bipasha
Associate Professor
Women's Studies Investigating the social, economic, legal, cultural, political and institutional factors that influence women's ability to own property; interdisciplinary research on gender and property ownership
Brennan, Samantha
Professor
Philosophy Feminist ethics and political philosophy, research expertise in family justice and children's rights, as well as in issues relating to sexual justice
Fielding, Helen
Associate Professor
Philosophy and Women's Studies Twentieth-century continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, phenomenology
Green-Barteet, Miranda
Assistant Professor
Writing Studies and Women's Studies 19th-century American literature; women writers; African-American writers; young adult literature; gender theory; visual rhetoric; education narratives; autobiographies; memoir writing; race theory
Isaacs, Tracy
Professor
Philosophy/ Women's Studies Feminist ethics, globalizing feminism, feminism and race, and feminist epistemology

Knabe, Susan
Associate Professor

Women's Studies/Information and Media Studies

Queer and Feminist Theory especially epistemology; critical and cultural studies; culture of medicine; media studies; queer cultural production in relation to AIDS; genocide, subjectivity, memory affect and embodiment

Lawson, Erica
Assistant Professor
Women's Studies Black feminist studies, critical ethnography, critical race and ethnic studies, feminist research methodologies
McKenna, Katherine
Associate Professor
History/ Women's Studies Women's and gender history, violence against women and children, international development
Pearson, Wendy
Assistant Professor
Women's Studies Sexuality studies and queer theory; feminist and post-colonial theory; intersectionality, neoliberalism, and normativity; contemporary Canadian queer culture; gender and sexuality in science fiction; Indigenous film and questions of representation. 
Polzer, Jessica
Associate Professor
Health Sciences and Women's Studies  Critical perspectives on health, gender and the body; biotechnology and women's health; medicalization, risk and governmentality; feminism and Foucault; social determinants of health; qualitative research methodologies
Roulston, Chris
Professor
French Studies/ Women's Studies Queer theory, feminist theory, history of sexuality, eighteenth-century french and english novel, marriage and women's friendship in the eighteenth century
Verwaayen, K.
Associate Professor
Women's Studies

Feminist theory, particularly feminist literary theory and autobiography, feminist poststructuralism

WSFR Affiliates

Faculty Name & Position Areas or Research
Abada, Teresa
Associate Professor
Sociology Gender and immigration, children of  immigrants,  ethnicity and social demography
Barteet, Cody
Assistant Professor
Visual Arts Early Modern Art and Architecture in Latin America and Europe, with emphases on the relationships between the architecture and the urban form, maps and urban environments, and heraldic imagery and legislative materials
Bassnett, Madeline
Assistant Professor
English Studies Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry and prose, modern women's writing, food studies, ecocriticism, and the early modern instructional manual, including recipe books (manuscript and print), and husbandry and military manuals
Bauer, Greta
Associate Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
LGBT health, public health ethics, community-based epidemiology, validity issues in observational studies, aetiology of vertical and horizontal STI transmission, methodologic and ethical issues in studying hidden populations

Berman, Helene
Professor

School of Nursing

Violence in the lives of girls and young women; experience of uprooting, displacement and health in the lives of homeless girls, Aboriginal girls and newcomer girls in Ontario; the transition to motherhood among women who have experienced past trauma; and systemic and structural violence and the intersections among race, gender, class and health

Biswas Mellamphy, Nandita Political Science Nietzsche Studies, post-structuralism and comtemporary french political theory (Bataille, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, Stiegler, Ranciere), political ideologies, (anarchism, fascism, synarchism), critical pedagogy, theories of subjectivity
Bowlus, Audra
Professor
Economics Applied labour economics including gender wage differentials, discrimination, displaced workers, long-run inequality and the economics of violence against women and children
Bruhm, Steven 
Professor
English Studies  Queer studies, gothic sexuality, dance and gender
Calcagno, Antonio
Associate Professor
Philosophy
King's University College
19th and 20th century Continental philosophy; contemporary social and political philosophy; feminist early phenomenology; and French and Italian feminist thought
Clark, Kim
Associate Professor
Anthropology Historical anthropology of gender and state formation in Latin America; gender, public health, and social policy
Coates, Norma
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies / Music Popular music and gender, cultural theory, identity and subjectivity, media industries,  theories of performativity and performance studies
Conway, Allison
Professor
English Studies Interfaith marriage and the eighteenth-century novel. This project, tentatively titled, Sacred Engagements: Toleration, Religious Freedom, and the Politics of Marriage in the British Novel, 1750-1820, examines how authors of the period approached controversies around faith and authority in narratives about the family.
Darnell, Regna
Professor
Anthropology First Nations, cross-cultural and cultural studies; ecosystem health; critical theory
Davies, Lorraine
Associate Professor
Sociology Gender inequality in family relations and the consequences for women's well-being, intimate partner violence, family structure and mothering
Demeyere, Gillian
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law and Women's Studies Contract Law and Employment Law with a particular focus on the relationship between the contract of employment and the principles of equality and inclusion given expression in Canadian Human Rights Law

DeViveiros, Genevieve
Assistant Professor

French Studies
Émile Zola and Naturalism, nineteenth century theater and adaptations; critical edition, women writers of the Belle Époque; correspondence.
Dodson, Belinda
Associate Professor
Geography International development, with a regional focus on Southern Africa; Gender dimensions of cross-border migration, xenophobia in South Africa, and urban food security; topics related to migration, gender, and food security, preferably in Southern Africa or, for migration, in countries of immigrant destination. 
Elliott, Bridget 
Professor
Visual Arts Gendering of artistic production and theory 
Emberley,Julia 
Professor
English Studies Arabic diasporic literatures; Feminist theory and criticism
Farber, Carole
Associate Professor
Information & Media Studies Feminist and critical theory, cross-cultural understanding between India and Canada, ethnographic approaches to software companies and the 3d virtual reality industries, pedagogical effectiveness of 3d immersion learning environments and museum/cultural industries
Greene, Elizabeth
Assistant Professor
Classical Studies Roman Archaeology and social history, women in Roman society, Roman army, family in the Roman military community, Roman imperialism and provincial studies
Grzyb, Amanda
Associate Professor
Information & Media Studies Holocaust and genocide studies, social movements, social justice, African-American studies, homelessness
Halpern, Monda
Associate Professor
History 19th and 20th Century Canadian and American women's history, Jewish history, social history
Heap, David
Associate professor
French Studies French and Romance linguistics, morphology, language variation, dialectology
Hibbert, Kathryn
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry 
Scholarship of teaching and learning; the pedagogy of Multiliteracies; communities of professional practice; virtual learning environments; narrative inquiry; and participatory encounters with learners/patients.
Keep, Christopher
Associate Professor
English Studies

the relationship of technology to cultural practice; the discursive construction of gender, race, and sexual orientation, especially in the nineteenth century; the post-human, queer subjectivities, virtual environments, networked communities

Kehler, Michael
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education The intersections between gender, schooling and health with a particular focus on the sociology of the body
Kellow, Margaret
Associate Professor
History History of women and American antislavery, and slavery and abolition in the Atlantic World
Kinsella, Anne Elizabeth
Associate professor
School of Occupational Therapy

Health Professional Education & Practice; Epistemologies of Practice: Reflective Practice, Critical Reflection, Reflexivity; Ethical Tensions in the Health Professions; Embodied knowledge (practical wisdom, embodiment, practice epistemologies); Humanities in Health Professional Education; Philosophical Foundations of Social Research; Human Occupation: Women's Occupation, Occupational Identity, Creative Occupation, Occupational Justice, End-of-Life Occupation

Konrad, Alison
Professor
Richard Ivey School of Business Gender and diversity in organizations; gender effects on earnings; Affirmative Action programs; gender effects on earnings; and gender differences in job attribute preferences
Lee, Alison
Associate Professor
English Studies Literary and feminist theory 
Leipert, Beverly
Professor
Family MedicineNursing Qualitative approaches to women's health, rural and environmental issues
Magalhaes, Lilian
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Critical qualitative approaches with vulnerable and invisible populations with specific foci on gender, diversity, immigration, occupational justice, and culture; anti oppressive strategies to overcome social and health inequities
Margolis, Rachel
Assistant Professor
Sociology Fertility and parenthood, gender and aging, health disparities
Martino, Wayne
Professor
Faculty of Education queer, trans and feminist studies in education, critical policy analysis, minority underachievement in urban schools, impact of high stakes testing on minority and disadvantaged students; addressing inequities faced by LGBTQ youth, investigating the perspectives and experiences of minority students and teachers in urban schools
McKenzie, Pamela
Associate Professor
Information & Media Studies Unwaged work, everyday life, mothering, information seeking, documentation/recordkeeping, qualitative methodologies
McLeod, Carolyn
Associate Professor
Philosophy Feminist philosophy, moral philosophy and reproductive ethics
McMullin, Julie
Professor
Sociology Structural inequality in paid work and families by class, age, gender, ethnicity, and race
Nolan, Catherine
Professor
Music Research and Composition Gender and musical modernism, feminist criticism and music theory 
Okruhlik, Kathleen
Associate Professor
Philosophy History and philosophy of science
Olson, Kelly
Associate Professor
Classical Studies Women, gender, sexuality and the family in Roman Antiquity 
Oosterveld, Valerie
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law gender issues within international criminal justice systems
Orchard, Treena
Assistant Professor
Health Studies HIV/AIDS, sexuality, gender, health, youth, community-based research, and 'marginalized populations' (i.e., gay men, Aboriginal peoples, sex workers)
Osinubi, Taiwo (Tunji)
Assistant Professor
English Studies Forms of the novel, auto/biography, and speculative narratives as it relates to the circulation of narrative genres among Caribbean, African, and British writers; science fiction film and sexuality studies
Pennee, Donna
Professor
English Studies Canadian Literatures in English; Postcolonialism, Cultural Nationalism and Globalization in relation to Literary and Cultural Studies;  History of Disciplines; Intersectional Gender Studies
Randall, Marilyn
Professor
French Studies Nineteenth century Québécois women's history
Rezai-Rashti, Goli
Professor
Faculty of Education Anti-racism and feminism, postcolonial studies and feminism, women in muslin societies, women and education, race, class, gender and sexuality
Roberts, Sarah
Assistant Professor
Information and Media Studies The practice of commercial content moderation, a form of digital labor, and “knowledge work” and the reconfigurations of labor and production in a Post-Industrial, globalized context; the dissections of notions of information in society, and its attendant sociocultural, economic and ethical implications, as well as the political economy of digital information, the Internet, ICT and popular media.  
Rothbauer, Paulette
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies the modes and methods of access to reading materials as well as social and cultural barriers to such access, an exploration of the roles that libraries, bookstores and information communication technologies play in the reading lives of potentially marginalized young people
Rudman, Deborah
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy  Women and aging; women, later life work and retirement, critical and cultural studies, social determinants of health, women's occupational lives 
Schneider, Angela 
Associate Professor
Kinesiology Women, sport and embodiment
Schwerdtner, Karin
Associate Professor
French Studies Twentieth-century and contemporary literatures (in particular the french novel and francophone women's writings), the concepts of alterity, errancy (errance) and endurance, representations of women, literary postmodernism, identity, literary theories
Shire, Laurel
Assistant Professor
History The United States in the nineteenth century, especially the relationship between race, gender, and U.S. expansion; the intersection between scholarship on North American borderlands, Western and Southern U.S. history, the Atlantic world, Native and African American studies, and women’s history.
Smith-Fullerton,Romayne 
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies Gender and media,  journalism ethics with a particular emphasis on diversity and representational issues
Solga, Kim
Associate Professor
English Studies Gender, sex and the body in early modern and contemporary theatre in English, feminist performance theory, performance as social activismhttp://publish.uwo.ca/~ksolga
Sprengler, Christine
Assistant Professor
Visual Arts Contemporary art, new media, cultural memory and nostalgia, contemporary American cinema
Suksi, Aara
Associate Professor
Classical Studies Gender in ancient Greek literature, mythology and drama, gender and textuality
Toswell, Jane
Professor
English Studies Feminist science fiction and fantasy, feminist medieval studies and feminist institutional history
Wathen, Nadine
Associate Professor
Information and Media Studies women?s health decision-making, including intervention research in the area of violence against women and children