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Welcome to the Centre for Feminist Research at York University

The Centre for Feminist Research/ Le centre de recherches féministes promotes feminist activities and collaborative research at York University and works to establish research linkages between York scholars and local, national, international and transnational communities. Feminist research is conceived of in broad terms, as being concerned with issues of  women, gender, class, race, sexuality, ability and feminism.


CFR Co-Sponsored: Indigenous Environmental Justice Symposium with Deb McGregor, May 26, 2016

CFR Co-Sponsored: Superbutch – “Let’s Talk About Butch” panel, May 14, 2016

CFR Co-Sponsored: And Social Justice for All: Human Rights in the Age of Surveillance Conference, May 11, 2016, co-organized with the Department of Equity Studies and The Centre for Human Rights

CFR and Sexuality Studies co-sponsored: The Protected, the Targeted, the Criminalized: Changing Relationships between Canadian Police Organizations, and LGB, Trans and Queer People, with Dr. Alexa DeGagne, April 12, 2016 

CFR co-sponsored: “Gender based violence Against Women in Contemporary France”, with Dr. Gill Allwood, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair at York University and Dr. Heather Macrae, April 12, 2016

Women as Public Intellectuals: An Historical Case Study with  Dr. Marjorie Johnstone, March 22, 2016

Feminism and Palestinian Women’s Struggles with Dr. Nahla Abdo, March 17, 2016

The Hidden Palace: Everyday Practices and Performances of Affinitive Labour in Queer Japanese Migrant Lives with Dr. Dai Kojima, March 15, 2016

CFR co-sponsored: Transnational Blood Temporalities and Anti-Black Technologies of Donation Systems, with OmiSoore Dryden, organized by Social and Political Thought, March 14, 2016

Deleuze and Guattari, Feminism and Queer Theory: An Introductory Workshop with Dr. reese simpkins, February 25, 2016

CFR Co-Sponsored: Envisioning LGBT Asylum in Canada: Is Canada a Safe Haven? seminar with panel of presenters from Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights Project, organized by the Centre for Refugee Studies, February 24, 2016

Lancement de livre/book launch, Chroniques D’une Musulmane Indignée, par/by Asmaa Ibnouzahir
8 février, 2016/February 8, 2016

CFR Co-Sponsored: “Real Queer?” Book Launch and Panel Discussion, organized by the Centre for Refugee Studies
February 2, 2016

CFR Co-Sponsored: Digging Roots – Music, Love, Politics and Nourishment, organized by the Department for Political Science
February 1, 2016

Are you ready for CFR’s Semester in Review? Take a look at the workshops, book launches, talks, and other events we have hosted this Fall.

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The CFR Annual Newsletter 2014-15 is now available

Meet our 2015-2016 Visiting Scholars

Check out Prof. Rusty Shteir’s Timeline of Women’s Studies History at York

The Centre for Feminist Research presents the Mary McEwan Memorial Award annually to an outstanding completed Ph.D. dissertation.