Welcome to the Centre for Feminist Research

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 Presents: "Rethinking the Role of the Critical Intellectual: Liberating or Colonizing?" Talk by Dr. Elaine Stavro (Jan 17, 2019)

CFR and CERLAC Present: "Women's Resistance to Violence in Brazil" seminar with CFR Visiting Graduate Students Vinícius Santiago and Laura Martello (Jan 28, 2019)

CFR Presents: Trans Necrointimacies: Race and the Chalky Affects of Memorialization Talk by CFR Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies Dr. Nael Bhanji (Feb 5, 2019)

Save the Date! Upcoming Winter 2019 events at the Centre for Feminist Research


Congratulations to the Joint Winners of the 2016-17 Mary McEwan Memorial Award, Dr. Funke Aladejebi and Dr. Rebecca Hall!


The 2017-18 CFR Annual Newsletter is now available.

The timeline of York University Women's Studies History, inception - 2011, created by Dr. Rusty Shteir with Nataly Kim and Tasia Alexopoulos.