MA Students


Supervisor: Dr. Janice Stewart

Jenn Clark is a first year MA student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Her primary research interests include: the distinct differences between sexual orientation and gender; homophobic humor and its implications; and patriarchal sex practices. Other research interests include: gender, sexual orientation, and stereotyping. In her spare time, Jenn is working hard to provide quantitative evidence toward the female seduction myth.

Supervisor: Dina Al-Kassim

Evelyn Elgie is a queer settler-culture Canadian. She is a poet, writer and editor whose work deals with landscape, embodiment, and dislocation. Her current research is focused on asexuality, the split-attraction model, and essentialist discourse surrounding (a)sexuality as identity, as well as gendered understandings of intimacy and family structures.

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Harris

Makiko Hamaguchi is a multimedia artist and MA student in the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Institute. Her research and artistic practice explore the body, embodiment, displacement, and conditions of transient and invisible entities. She is interested in critical theory, intersectional feminisms, as well as representation of gender and sexuality in contemporary Japanese literature.

Supervisor: Dr. Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Xianghui Li is an MA student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature. She was an ESL teacher and did research on pedagogy and stylistics. Her current research interest is feminism, migration and violence.

Supervisor: Dr. Janice Stewart

Tessa MacIntyre is a Masters Students in the Gender, Race, and Social Justice Institute. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production and Studies from the University of Regina. While completing her undergraduate program, Tessa developed a strong interest in documentary filmmaking, and looks to filmmakers such as Sarah Polley, Errol Morris, and Bonni Cohen as influences.

Supervisor: Dr. Erin Silver

Jade Pollard-Crowe has traveled here from the UK to complete her Masters in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. She grew up in Cambridge although has strong cultural ties to her Jamaican ancestry.  Jade’s research is concerned with evaluating the possibilities and limits of arts-based activism today particularly focusing on queer, racialized, feminist artists and activists in Britain. How do artists, performers, activists work to challenge mainstream culture, dominant ideology and social constructs whilst functioning within them? What new questions are being asked and how are the outstanding questions requiring provocation being aroused?  These are some of the inquiries that underpin her thinking.

Through her own art practice, among other concerns, Jade examines the portrayal of Black bodies in popular culture and critiques these representations through a queer lens. Moving between masculine and feminine energies on stage she aims to offer audiences the opportunity to consider the celebration of gender fluidity and acknowledge the intersection, not separation, of gender, race and sexuality.

Supervisor: Dr. Nora Angeles / Dr. Mark Harris

Romina Tantalean is a Master’s student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from Peru. Her academic background includes a degree in Law with specialization studies in Public Management. She has professional experience of more than five years in Human Rights, Gender and Development fields in a wide range of institutions.