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.


GFWS & CFR Present: GFWS Annual Lecture “Queer Archives, Regional Archives:The Unruly Visions of Sheba Chhachhi and Akram Zaatari” by Dr. Gayatri Gopinath, September 13, 2018, 3pm @ 626 Kaneff, York University

CFR Co-Sponsored: Book launch for Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope, September 13, 2018, 6.30pm @ Glad Day Bookshop

CFR Co-Sponsored: Book launch for Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State by Dr. Radhika MongiaSeptember 13, 2018, 7pm @ The Theatre Centre

CFR Meet n Greet, October 18, 2018

CFR Presents: INNERSPEAK MEDIA Productions "I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts," October 25, 2018


Graduate Student Positions on CFR Executive Committee, 2018-2019 (extended application deadline September 10, 2018)

Work/Study Communications Research Assistant with CFR, Fall/Winter 2018-2019 (application deadline September 10, 2018)


Mary McEwan Memorial Award 2017-2018 (nomination deadline November 18, 2018)

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


The 2016-17 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.