Current Master's Candidates

Current graduate students in Gender Studies are engaged in a broad range of feminist research projects that build on a variety of theoretical and methodological concerns central to Women's Studies. While some are engaged in cultural and media studies, others are taking anthropological, sociological, historical, and literary approaches. Projects are diverse: from resarch into the representation of young mothers, to work on aboriginal women, examinations into AIDS/HIV sexual health education in Africa, and research in the areas of violence against women, polymorphous desire, food security, immigrant religious practices, and autobiographical narratives.

Further details about all current research projects is outlined below.

  • Ashick-Stinson, Jillian, BA Laurentian -
  • Bokma, Samantha, BA (Hons) Laurentian - is exploring toxic gaming culture through a case study on the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim that focuses on how game content recreates and challenges social norms and how the content of video games influences players association with "gamer" identity
  • Butler, Lesley, BA Memorial, MA Manchester - is exploring migration, memory, and identity in autobiographical films
  • Clarke, Bridget, BA Acadia -
  • Derraugh, Lesley, BA (Hons) Memorial - is exploring male-identified individual's complex negotiation of masculinities in a culture where violent expressions thereof have become dominant, with an emphasis on campus rape culture.
  • Farahbod, Marissa, BA Tehran, MA King's College, London -- investigation of queer life styles in traditionalist and non-permissive societies.
  • Flint, Barbara, BA York -
  • Hickey, Gemma, BA Memorial - is examining how religious institutional abuse has impacted the province of NL from an auto-ethnographic perspective through a project/book about a walk across Newfoundland from July to August 2016
  • Lovas, Judit, JD Debrecen -- is examining the corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies of multinational businesses in terms of gender equality including their regulations on diversity issues, women's empowerment, and equal opportunities of both women and men.
  • McQuarrie, Sarah,  BA (Hons) Toronto -- is interested in the politics of queer representation, community, identity and the use of queer theory to destabilize identity categories.
  • Mobley, Erin, BA (Hons) McMaster, BEd Brock -- is exploring the phenomenon of 'safe' space through the experiences of trans-identified youth who have recently attended high school in Ontario.
  • Moddle, Courtney, BA (Hons) Waterloo -
  • Quioga, Lorna, BA Buenos Aires -
  • Sheppard, Amy, BSW St. Thomas -- is studying the use of dance as a method to explore women's experiences of body image and embodiment at the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women.
  • Stuart, Alyse, BA StFX, BEd St. Thomas -- exploring gender, Indigineity, and citizenship through the lens of the shale gas protests in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick.
  • Wakeford, Kim, BA (Hons) Nipissing -- is studying the Canadian federal government's understanding of the over-representation of Indigenous women in homicide and disappearance statistics through a critical discourse analysis of government-produced policy documents and reports.
  • White, Zaren, BA(Hons) Memorial, MA McGill - examining transgender identity and embodiment through Canadian transgender performance artist Nina Arsenault's autobiographical one-woman play The Silicone Diaries.