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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.


The Centre for Feminist Research and Sexuality Studies Present: Violent Intimacies: Transgender Embodiment, Law, and the State in Contemporary Turkey, a talk by Sexuality Studies Visiting Scholar Asli Zengin, Tuesday, February 24, 2015.


The Centre for Feminist Research and Migration Matters presented: Gendering International Student Mobility: An Indian Case Study by Gunjan Sondhi, Tuesday, January 13th.

The Centre for Feminist Research and Equity Studies presented: Has September 11, 2001 Changed the World for Women? A talk by Bronwyn Winter, Wednesday, November 26.

The Centre for Feminist Research presented: “Private Dancer” A presentation and talk by Andil Gosine and Melissa Laveaux, Monday, November 24.

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Meet our 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.

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Flyer - Yolande Geadah November 11, 2014

Canadian Woman Studies launch December 13, 2012

A Lecture by Jared Sexton December 5, 2012

Human Trafficking What's Going On November 30, 2012

Selma James November 26-27, 2012

Intersections of Identity November 22, 2012

Graduate Student Seminar by Sevasti Trubeta November 21, 2012

Social Inequality in Eugenics and New Reproductive Technologies November 21, 2012

Racism in Academia November 21, 2012

Rum and Roti November 10, 2012

Developments in Collective Bargaining Gender Equity in Australia Lecture by Sue Willamson October 30, 2012

Phone Clones Book Lauch and Lecture by Carla Freeman October 25, 2012

Book Launch by Bonita Lawrence October 24, 2012

Catherine Driscoll October 17, 2012

Screening of Sathima's Windsong September 20, 2012

Call for papers Dynamic Resistances September 14-15, 2012

Book Launch by David Murray September 6, 2012

Cutlass August 29, 2012

Brown Canada Showcase June 27, 2012

Hate Speech Lecture May 10, 2012

Women in science why so few May 1, 2012

Stories of the City April 17, 2012

Book Lauch Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman March 23, 2012

Creative Methodologies March 20, 2012

From Bleeding Hearts to Critical Thinking March 19 & 20, 2012

Lecture Dr. Jacinta Muteshi March 8, 2012

Thinking women and health care reform February 14, 2012

Jane Gallop February 8, 2012

Cross for Dressing Empire January 30, 2012

Gender Imbalance and Social Development in China January 26, 2012

Book launch for Undesirables November 1, 2011

VIVA Workshop October 27-31, 2011

Waiting for Mentors October 26, 2011

Sexuality and Queer Politics the Indian experience October 7, 2011

Book Launch Bettina Bradbury September 28, 2011