Dr. Katherine Side is Interim Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Gender Studies. She completed graduate degrees in Women’s Studies at York University (PhD) and at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (MA) and, undergraduate degrees (BA, BPE) at McMaster University. A previous holder of the Margaret Laurence Visiting Scholar in Residence in Gender and Women’s Studies, Brandon University, she has also been a Visiting Scholar at universities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. She is a past President of the scholarly association, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes and previously, Head of the Department of Gender Studies at Memorial University. Her research examines contemporary conflict transformation in Northern Ireland; representations of conflict and conflict-instigated displacement; and, the relationships between gender, justice and reproductive rights in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. She supervises graduate students in the Department of Gender Studies and the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme.