Women's Studies and Feminist ResearchWestern Arts and Humanities

Kim Verwaayen

kim's cat image MA, PhD

Associate Professor - Women's Studies and Feminist Research
(On sabbatical from July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015)

Office: Lawson Hall 3236
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84684


Feminist theory, particularly feminist literary theory, and postmodern, poststructuralist, and postcolonial feminisms; women's life-writing; feminist historiography and historiographic metafiction; representation, subjectivities, sexualities; intersubjectivity and (other) theories of relation; Canadian literature, especially contemporary Canadian women's writing; Indigenous women's writing; feminist pedagogy; internationalization; trauma studies


Edited Collections

Co-editor (with Wendy Pearson: UWO, Ernie Blackmore: U of Wollongong, and Renee Bedard: UWO): First Women and the Politics of Looking: Gender, Indigeneity and Representation. Anthology in process. (Book proposal accepted by UBC Press; review process yet to be undertaken.)

Recent Presentations

Selected Awards and Achievements


Personal Note

Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western has been like home to me since I first began teaching here. Working with the active, conscientious, highly-engaged students of this discipline (both learning from them and further encouraging their passion for knowledge and critical inquiry) across all levels of our programs, from first-year classes to grad courses, has been the drive and reward of my training as an academic.