Gain a broad knowledge of gender, race, sexuality, and social justice theory and research in our Master of Arts (MA) program and tailor your study towards your specific interests in our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at UBC.

Members of the institute are engaged in theoretical and empirical work that contributes to advancing current knowledge and relevant dialogues around culture, politics and public policy in local, global and transnational contexts.

Our award-winning faculty and faculty associates have areas of expertise in gender and development, critical studies in sexuality, decolonizing and post-colonial methodologies, race, gender and cultural studies, critical race theory, gender and Canadian history and literature (in English and French), transgender studies, gender issues in health, and feminist legal studies.

Our graduate programs aim to maintain flexibility to accommodate individual needs. Our thematic research network at the institute also provides you with opportunities for participation in funded research and scholarly events.

Master's Program

The Master of Arts (MA) program in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice is a vibrant, interdisciplinary graduate program where students can pursue their interests in diverse research fields.
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PhD Program

The PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice offers an interdisciplinary program where you can explore diverse areas while employing feminist, intersectional, and decolonizing methodologies.
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