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Alifa Bandali

Alifa Bandali

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Alifa Bandali is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Dr. Bandali’s research focuses on feminist activism in institutional and creative spaces; Muslim women’s representations; and creating accessible and inclusive learning env...Read more

Annette Henry

Annette Henry

Professor | 2021 Wall Scholar

Biography Annette Henry holds the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and cross-appointed to the Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice...Read more

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Professor | Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice

phonephone 604 827 0376
Biography Ayesha S. Chaudhry is the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice and Professor of Islamic studies and Gender studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellow. She has held r...Read more

Christopher Patterson

Christopher Patterson

Associate Professor | Graduate Chair and Advisor

phone604 827 2156
Biography Christopher B. Patterson is an Associate Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on transpacific discourses of literature, games, and films through the lens of empire studies, queer theory and creative writing. His first book,...Read more

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Professor

Biography An academic and an artist, Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva writes on crucial global issues, which she approaches from an anticolonial black feminist perspective. A prolific author, her field-changing books – such as Toward a Global Idea of Race and Unpayable Debt -- have been published by...Read more

Dory Nason

Dory Nason

Associate Professor of Teaching

phone604 827 5688
location_onBuchanan E-261
Dory Nason (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her areas of research include contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women’s intellectual history and literature. At UBC, Professor Nas...Read more

Isabel Machado

Isabel Machado

Lecturer

Dr. Isabel Machado is a Lecturer at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). A cultural historian whose work often crosses national and disciplinary boundaries, she specializes in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Festive Studies. Her first book, Carnival ...Read more

Janice Stewart

Janice Stewart

Professor of Teaching | Associate Dean, Faculty

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PhD, McGill University (2001) Biography Currently Dr. Stewart's work engages the teaching and learning benefits of socially networked, online Community Mapping tools and the unique potential of locative media for social justice initiatives on the UBC campus. Social Justice @UBC considers how of...Read more

Jasbir Puar

Jasbir Puar

Professor

Jasbir K. Puar is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017), which has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese, and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), available in French and Spanish, re-issued as an expanded ver...Read more

Jemima Pierre

Jemima Pierre

Professor

Dr. Jemima Pierre is Professor of Global Race in the Institute of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia and a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender and Class at the University of Johannesburg. Trained as a sociocultural anth...Read more

John Paul (JP) Catungal

John Paul (JP) Catungal

Assistant Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

BA Honours, Geography with Sociology minor, Simon Fraser University (2006) MA, Geography, University of Toronto (2007) PhD, Geography, University of Toronto (2014)   Biography Dr. John Paul (JP) Catungal is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in the nexus of critical human geogra...Read more

Kim Snowden

Kim Snowden

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Undergraduate Chair and Advisor

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Assistant Professor of Teaching, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Chair, Undergraduate Program and Undergraduate Academic Advisor Biography Dr. Kim Snowden is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture at the Institute for Gender, Rac...Read more

Leila Harris

Leila Harris

Professor

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Geography with minor in Development Studies and Social Change, 2004, PhD Biography I am most interested in gender, inequality and justice in relation to environment and development (from a feminist political ecology perspective), as well as intersections ...Read more

Leonora Angeles

Leonora Angeles

Director | Associate Professor

phonephone 604 822 9312
Biography Dr. Leonora (Nora) C. Angeles is Associate Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. She is also faculty research associate at the UBC Centre for Human Settlements wher...Read more

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Associate Professor

Biography Dr. Mark Harris is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. His research focuses on Indigenous rights in relation to cultural heritage, land claims, the stolen generations, intellectual property and criminal justice issues. He has worked as ...Read more

Minelle Mahtani

Minelle Mahtani

Associate Professor | Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies

Minelle Mahtani is Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC. She held the role of the Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty where she supported the recruitment and retention of racialized faculty. She is also a former national television news journalist at the CBC...Read more

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Professor | (On Leave)

Biography Pilar Riaño-Alcalá is a professor at the Social Justice Institute and co-lead of the Memory and Justice Research Stream. She is an anthropologist and interdisciplinary scholar. Her research interests are on historical memory and the lived experience of violence in the afterlives of mass...Read more

Rosanne Sia

Rosanne Sia

Assistant Professor

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the e...Read more

Tara Mayer

Tara Mayer

Associate Professor of Teaching

Dr. Tara Mayer is a historian of colonial South Asia whose scholarship traces material and aesthetic exchanges between India, Britain, and France in ways that blur the boundaries of her discipline. Through visual and textual sources that connect the metropole to the colony, her work examines the ten...Read more
Emeritus

Sneja Gunew

Sneja Gunew

Professor Emerita, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice | Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Biography Dr. Sneja Gunew (FRSC) B.A. (Melbourne), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Newcastle, NSW) has taught in England, Australia and Canada. She has published widely on multicultural, postcolonial and feminist critical theory and is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Briti...Read more

Valerie Raoul

Valerie Raoul

Professor Emerita, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Biography Professor Emerita Valerie Raoul retired in 2007, after 28 years at UBC as a member of the French Department (now FIHS), of which she was Head from 1991-6. Her background before coming to Canada from England in 1970 was already interdisciplinary (BA Cambridge, Modern Languages; Teaching Ce...Read more

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Professor Emerita, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and Educational Studies. University of British Columbia | Director, womensuffrage.org, UBC

Biography Dr. Veronica (Nikki) Strong-Boag is a feminist historian focusing on women, children, and social justice in Canada. Professor Emerita with UBC's Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Department of Educational Studies, she is a former president of the Canadian H...Read more
Faculty

Alifa Bandali

Alifa Bandali

Assistant Professor of Teaching

Alifa Bandali is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Dr. Bandali’s research focuses on feminist activism in institutional and creative spaces; Muslim women’s representations; and creating accessible and inclusive learning env...Read more

Annette Henry

Annette Henry

Professor | 2021 Wall Scholar

Biography Annette Henry holds the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. She is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and cross-appointed to the Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice...Read more

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

Professor | Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice

phonephone 604 827 0376
Biography Ayesha S. Chaudhry is the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice and Professor of Islamic studies and Gender studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellow. She has held r...Read more

Christopher Patterson

Christopher Patterson

Associate Professor | Graduate Chair and Advisor

phone604 827 2156
Biography Christopher B. Patterson is an Associate Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on transpacific discourses of literature, games, and films through the lens of empire studies, queer theory and creative writing. His first book,...Read more

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Professor

Biography An academic and an artist, Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva writes on crucial global issues, which she approaches from an anticolonial black feminist perspective. A prolific author, her field-changing books – such as Toward a Global Idea of Race and Unpayable Debt -- have been published by...Read more

Dory Nason

Dory Nason

Associate Professor of Teaching

phone604 827 5688
location_onBuchanan E-261
Dory Nason (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Anishinaabe and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Her areas of research include contemporary Indigenous Feminisms and related Native women’s intellectual history and literature. At UBC, Professor Nas...Read more

Isabel Machado

Isabel Machado

Lecturer

Dr. Isabel Machado is a Lecturer at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). A cultural historian whose work often crosses national and disciplinary boundaries, she specializes in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Festive Studies. Her first book, Carnival ...Read more

Janice Stewart

Janice Stewart

Professor of Teaching | Associate Dean, Faculty

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PhD, McGill University (2001) Biography Currently Dr. Stewart's work engages the teaching and learning benefits of socially networked, online Community Mapping tools and the unique potential of locative media for social justice initiatives on the UBC campus. Social Justice @UBC considers how of...Read more

Jasbir Puar

Jasbir Puar

Professor

Jasbir K. Puar is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017), which has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese, and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), available in French and Spanish, re-issued as an expanded ver...Read more

Jemima Pierre

Jemima Pierre

Professor

Dr. Jemima Pierre is Professor of Global Race in the Institute of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) at the University of British Columbia and a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender and Class at the University of Johannesburg. Trained as a sociocultural anth...Read more

Kim Snowden

Kim Snowden

Assistant Professor of Teaching | Undergraduate Chair and Advisor

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Assistant Professor of Teaching, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Chair, Undergraduate Program and Undergraduate Academic Advisor Biography Dr. Kim Snowden is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Feminist Media Studies and Popular Culture at the Institute for Gender, Rac...Read more

Leila Harris

Leila Harris

Professor

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Geography with minor in Development Studies and Social Change, 2004, PhD Biography I am most interested in gender, inequality and justice in relation to environment and development (from a feminist political ecology perspective), as well as intersections ...Read more

Leonora Angeles

Leonora Angeles

Director | Associate Professor

phonephone 604 822 9312
Biography Dr. Leonora (Nora) C. Angeles is Associate Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. She is also faculty research associate at the UBC Centre for Human Settlements wher...Read more

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Associate Professor

Biography Dr. Mark Harris is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. His research focuses on Indigenous rights in relation to cultural heritage, land claims, the stolen generations, intellectual property and criminal justice issues. He has worked as ...Read more

Minelle Mahtani

Minelle Mahtani

Associate Professor | Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies

Minelle Mahtani is Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC. She held the role of the Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty where she supported the recruitment and retention of racialized faculty. She is also a former national television news journalist at the CBC...Read more

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá

Professor | (On Leave)

Biography Pilar Riaño-Alcalá is a professor at the Social Justice Institute and co-lead of the Memory and Justice Research Stream. She is an anthropologist and interdisciplinary scholar. Her research interests are on historical memory and the lived experience of violence in the afterlives of mass...Read more

Rosanne Sia

Rosanne Sia

Assistant Professor

Rosanne Sia works across Cold War cultural history, performance studies, critical race studies, and queer studies. Her book manuscript, Mujer Peregrina: Performing Racial Fantasies in the early Cold War, focuses on women of Asian and Latinx descent who danced and sang on nightclub circuits in the e...Read more

Tara Mayer

Tara Mayer

Associate Professor of Teaching

Dr. Tara Mayer is a historian of colonial South Asia whose scholarship traces material and aesthetic exchanges between India, Britain, and France in ways that blur the boundaries of her discipline. Through visual and textual sources that connect the metropole to the colony, her work examines the ten...Read more
Teaching Faculty

Jessi Taylor

Jessi Taylor

Sessional Lecturer

PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of New Brunswick (2017) MA, Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa (2010) Theology, Saint Paul University (2009) Biography Jessi Taylor is a queer feminist interested in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding violence, international relations an...Read more

Litsa Chatzivasileiou

Litsa Chatzivasileiou

Sessional Lecturer

PhD, Hispanic Studies, University of British Columbia (2001) Biography Litsa Chatzivasileiou has worked as an assistant professor at the Hispanic Studies at the University of British Columbia and is currently teaching as a sessional instructor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and So...Read more