Supervisor: Dr. Leila Harris

B.A., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder (2013)
M.A., Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC (2017)

Supervisor: Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva

BA, Anthropology & Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2015)
MA, Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC (2017)

Thesis:  Reading the threat, imagining otherwise : Notting Hill Carnival, the London Riots and a global issue of blackness

Associate Professor

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 where she has been involved in a number of applied research and capacity-building research projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries. Her continuing research and interests are on community and international development studies and social policy, participatory planning and governance, participatory action research, and the politics of transnational feminist networks, women’s movements and agrarian issues, particularly in the Southeast Asian region.


Lecturers are unable to supervise graduate students

Alifa Bandali is a lecturer in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Dr. Bandali’s research focuses on feminist activism both in institutional and creative spaces. Her PhD thesis titled: “Paid to care: Women’s experiences in non-profit/NGO work in Malaysia” examined how women working in the non-profit/NGO sector saw themselves in their work and the meaningfulness of ‘good work’.

Supervisor: Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry / Dr. Dina Al-Kassim

B.A., Sociology and Law and Society, UBC (2015)
M.A., Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC (2017)

Thesis: Engendering unification: Family law and women’s legal subjectivity in Southern Yemen

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Social Justice

Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad is also affiliated with the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and is the former Director of the Graduate Training Program for the Science & Justice Research Center.

Supervisor: Dr. Dina Al-Kassim

Fabiola Bazo’s research examines the evolution of gender politics in the history of rock and roll made in Lima, Peru. Fabiola became interested in the politics of gender in the course of writing her book Desborde Subterráneo(Underground Overflow) about the 1980s punk rock scene in Lima. The monograph, published by The Contemporary Art Institute (Lima 2017), is based on extensive primary archival research (Do-It-Yourself recordings, printed publications and videos) and over a hundred interviews. Building on her findings about gender issues in punk rock, Fabiola seeks to identify changes and continuities in the Peruvian rock scene with the analytical tools of intersectionality and anticolonial feminist research methodologies.

Supervisor: Dr. Becki Ross / Dr. Annette Henry

Ine Beljaars is PhD candidate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Ine is a feminist, anti-racist cultural anthropologist interested in how power and ideology re/produce difference and inequality intersectionally along the lines of gender, race, class and sexuality within Western popular culture and the cultural industries. Interested in urban performance and the performative mechanisms in which they are embedded, Ine takes the micropolitics of the body and the bodily as points of departure to study the politics of difference. Her main field of inquiry includes Afro-diasporic dance and music cultures, including but not limited to salsa, kizomba, rap, hip-hop and jazz.

Supervisor: Dr. Annette Browne

My name is Taqdir (Taq) Kaur Bhandal (English) ਤਕਦੀਰਕੌਰਭੰਡਾਲ(Gurmukhi-Punjabi). I am a researcher in the field of health professions education and menstrual health. My ancestors are from the Punjab region of modern-day India/Pakistan, though I was born and raised in Metro Vancouver on Coast Salish Territory. Outside of my PhD work, I run two social enterprises,@imwithperiods and Overall I spend my days balancing research, teaching, organizing (I love a good planner), dog walks, cooking (and eating of course!), sustainability, and attempts at decolonial, intersectional community involvement.

B.A., Honours in Communication, Media & Culture joint Publishing Media, Oxford Brookes University (2013)
A.A., Sociology, The College of The Bahamas (2007)
M.A., Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC (2016)