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

Dyer, Jennifer 
Department Head & Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
BA Trent, MPhil Memorial, MA Western, PhD Amsterdam
Office:  SN 4084
Telephone:  (709) 864-3322
Email:  jdyer@mun.ca
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

Boon, Sonja
BMus Toronto, MM Indiana, PGRNCM, Royal Northern College of Music, MA Simon Fraser, PhD Simon Fraser
Office: SN 4080
Telephone: (709) 864-4617
Email: sboon@mun.ca | http://sonjaboon.wordpress.com
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 
Assistant Professor
BA Harvard, MA Toronto, PhD Toronto
Office: SN 4077
Telephone: (709) 864-2007
Email: carollynneda@mun.ca
Research Interests: Indigenous feminisms; postcolonial feminisms; settler colonial studies, solidarity alliances; critical race theory (critical whiteness studies); social movements (alter/anti-globalization movement); critiques of modernity

Hallett, Vicki   
Assistant Professor
BA Memorial, MA Memorial, PhD York
Office: SN 4075
Telephone: (709) 864-2376
Email: vshallett@mun.ca
Research Interests:  women in Newfoundland and Labrador; life writing as connected to identity and place; feminist post-colonial theory; postmodern theory;  children's literature

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

Del Negro, Giovanna
Associate Professor
BA Concordia, MA Bowling Green State, PhD Indiana
Office:  SN 4072
Telephone: (709) 864-2551
Email: gdelnegro @ mun.ca
Research Interests:  

Doonan, Christina (Gender Studies/Political Science)
Assistant Professor

BA Carleton, MA Carleton, PhD Rutgers
Office: SN 2043
Telephone: (709) 864-7413
Email: cdoonan@mun.ca
Research Interests:  human rights; political theory; public policy; health policy; human trafficking; breastfeeding

Jay Foster
Interim Director, Master of Philosophy (Humanities)
Office:  SN 4082
Telephone:  (709) 864-3732
Email: ajfoster@mun.ca
Research Interests:  Philosophy of Science, Ontology


Per Course Instructors

Fitztpatrick, Krysta

Email:  krystafitzpatrick@hotmail.com

Godbout-Kinney, Keif
Email:  kgodboutkinn@mun.ca 

Lahey, Kate
Email: kate.lahey@mail.utoronto.ca

Temple Newhook, Julie

Office: SN 4082
Telephone: (709) 864-3732
Email: jtemple@mun.ca


Affiliated Faculty

Dold, Pat
Associate Professor (Religious Studies)
Research Interests: Hinduism; Sanskrit textual traditions; women and religion; gender and religion

Beausoleil, Natalie
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

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
Associate Professor (Sociology)
Research Interests:

Gustafson, Diana L.
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

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

Selby, Jennifer
Associate 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 violence 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

Administrative Staff

Lawrence, Juanita
O'Neill, Audrey

Office: SN 2028
Telephone: (709) 864-3322
Email: gndr@mun.ca