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Faculty with appointments to the Department of Gender Studies are engaged in a diverse range of research activities, from work in citizenship and human rights, reproductive rights and Irish studies to a concentration on auto/biography and life writing, feminist theory, the body, environmental and Aboriginal studies, and postcolonial theory.

Faculty Research has been supported by such organizations as the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, and the Ireland-Canada University Foundation, and appears in a variety of articles, books and reports.

Gender Studies

Dold, Pat, Department Head
Associate Professor BA (Hons), MA Calgary, PhD McMaster
Office: SN 4084
Telephone: (709) 864-3322
Email: pdold @
Research Interests:
Hinduism, Sanskrit textual traditions, women and religion, gender and religion

Boon, Sonja   (On Sabbatical)
Associate Professor
BMus Toronto, MM Indiana, PGRNCM, Royal Northern College of Music, MA Simon Fraser, PhD Simon Fraser
Office: SN 4080
Telephone: (709) 864-2551
Email: sboon @ |
Research Interests: auto/biography, feminist theory and the body, women's history, performance studies, history of medicine and the reproductive body

D'Arcangelis, Carol-Lynne (Undergraduate Advisor)
Assistant Professor
BA Harvard, MA Toronto, PhD Candidate Toronto
Office: SN 4077
Telephone: (709) 864-2007
Email: carollynneda @
Research Interests: Indigenous feminisms; postcoloinal feminisms; settler colonial studies, solidarity alliances; critical race theory (critical whiteness studies); social movements (alter/anti-globalization movement); critiques of modernity

Side, Katherine
Associate Professor BPE, BA. McMaster, MA Kent (UK), PhD York
Office: SN 4079
Telephone: (709) 864-6133
Email: kside @ |
Research Interests: Northern Ireland; women; citizenship and human rights; reproductive rights; civil society organising; governance and rural community sustainability

Hallett, Vicki    (Graduate Coordinator)
Assistant Professor
BA Memorial, MA Memorial, PhD York
Office: SN 4067
Telephone: (709) 864-2376
Email: vshallett @
Research Interests:  women in Newfoundland and Labrador, Life wrting as connected to identity and place, feminist post-colonial theory, postmodern theory, and children's literature

Duchesne, Natalie
BA Ottawa, MA UQAM, PhD Candidate Concordia
Office: SN 4080
Telephone:  (709) 864-2551
Email:  nduchesne @
Research Interests:  social policy, community organizing, qualitative methodologies, reflexivity, trans studies, HIV/AIDS, intersectional analysis

KelleyAnne Malinen
BA Dalhousie, MA Dalhousie, PhD Laval
Email: kmalinen @
Research Interests: LGBT/queer lives and issues, intimate violence, affect, queer theory, feminism, postrstructuralism, interactionism, and intersubjectivity

Julie Temple Newhook
BA Memorial, MA McGill, PhD Memorial
Office: SN 4067
Telephone:  (709) 864-3322
Email:  jtemple @
Research Interests:  gender and health disparities, feminism, maternal and child health, trans studies, rural studies, mixed methods

Affiliated Faculty

Beausoleil, Natalie
Associate Professor (Community Health)
Research Interests: sociology of the body/body image; youth, health and physical activity; arts and health; prevention of disordered eating

Bittner, Amanda
Associate Professor (Political Science)
Research Interests: elections and voting, political psychology, women and politics

Cassis, Marica
Associate Professor (History)
Research Interests: Byzantine and Syriac Christian history and archaeology; gender theory in Byzantine archaeology; early Islamic history; Islamic-Christian interaction; ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology

Cohen, Linda
Research Interests: feminist pedagogy and research; the sociology and anthropologies of families and health

Connor, Jennifer J.
Professor (Faculty of Medicine)
Research Interests: book and publishing history, history of medical and health discourse, history of North American medicine, history of women and allied health professions

Craig, Ailsa, Head, Department of Sociology
Associate Professor (Sociology)
Research Interests:

Dyer, Jennifer, Director, Master of Philosophy (Humanities)
Associate Professor
Research Interests:  visual communications; semiotics; media and cultural theory; media aesthetics; feminist and queer media theory; critical communications theory; internet and video art; popular culture and theories of the everyday

Gustafson, Diana L.
Associate Professor (Community Health and Humanities)
Research Interests: health related social justice issues; sociology of health; health of marginalized populations (injection drug use); mothers, motherwork and intergenerational mothering; feminist qualitative research methods

Keeping, Dianne
(Queen Elizabeth II Library)

Roseman, Sharon
Professor (Anthropology)
Research Interests: works in the areas of gender and class consciousness, oral history, women's memory practices, feminisms and nationalisms, and gender, language and power

Selby, Jennifer
Assistant Professor (Religious Studies)
Research Interests: Islam in the West (especially France and Canada); gender and feminist theory; method and theory of religion; social scientific perspectives

Tenkorang, Eric
Assistant Professor (Sociology)
Research Interests:  population health; gender and marital vioence in sub-Saharan Africa; social dimensions of HIV and adolescent sexual behaviours; non-communicable diseases in limited resource settings

Tye, Diane
Professor (Folklore)
Research Interests:  intersections of folklore and gender; foodways

Yeoman, Elizabeth
Professor (Education)
Research Interests: Language and culture; second or additional language education; postmodern, postcolonial and feminist analyses of cultural phenomena ranging from motherhood and family life to language and history curricula to the seal hunt