Visiting Scholars & Students

Visiting Scholar applications for 2017-18 are closed.


Visiting Scholar position in Sexuality Studies, York University, 2017-2018

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2017-2018 academic year. We invite applicants who have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by July 2016 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2017.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

Allyson Mitchell

Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator & Associate Professor

York University
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
E-mail: allysonm@yorku.ca


Current Visiting Scholars

2017-2018

Chandni Bhambhani photoChandni Bhambhani is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University and a Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Doctoral Fellow. She comes from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India, where she is pursuing her PhD in Sociology. Her research attempts to break the silence of Indian academia on the subject of childlessness by choice. Based on the findings of her M.Phil study, she has published a working paper on the experiences of Indian women choosing childlessness in the working paper series of Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Her PhD research aims to examine the decision making process among couples who choose to remain childless, and as a visiting scholar at CFR, she intends to compare the Indian and Canadian contexts shaping the decision to be childless in two diverse societies.

Dr. Marta Luxan photo

Dr. Marta Luxan is a full time Associate Professor at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) where she co-coordinates the Feminist and Gender Studies MA Program (http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/ikerketafeministak/aurkezpena).

Dr. Luxan is a member of two research groups: Grupo de Investigación AFIT-Antropología Feminista Ikerketa Taldea (Feminist Anthropology Research Group of the Basque university Research System) and SIMReF-JovenTic (research group on Feminist Methodology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, http://www.simref.net). Her research has been carried out in two main areas: at the intersection of social research methodology and gender, and demographic issues and families. In the last years, she has been working also on social movements.

Nowadays, Dr. Luxan is the local main researcher on a European project led by Brunel University (UK), called Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence (USVSV): Training for Sustainable Student Services (http://usvreact.eu/), and a researcher with Fortaleciendo la rigurosidad metodológica en los estudios de género a través de aprendizajes internacionale. During her visit, Dr. Luxan will study similar experiences at Canadian universities.


Past Visiting Scholars

2016-2017

Dr. David K Seitz photoDr. David K. Seitz is a Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University, and a lecturer at the Women and Gender Studies Institute and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He received a Ph.D. in human geography, women and gender studies and sexual diversity studies from the University of Toronto in 2015. He is currently revising a book manuscript under advance contract with the University of Minnesota Press, tentatively titled "A House of Prayer for All People": Repairing Citizenship in Queer Church. The book investigates the affective dynamics of intimacies and solidarities across race, gender, and nation in a large, predominantly LGBTQ church in Toronto, Canada. His essays on citizenship, difference and affect appear or are accepted and forthcoming in Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and the volumes The Freudian Legacy Today and Queering Religion, Religious Queers.

Dr. Burca Kizilirmak Yakisir photo

Dr. Burca Kizilirmak Yakisir is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Feminist Research at York University, and a Professor of Economics at Ankara University in Turkey. Her research interests include gender economics, time use, international trade and income inequality. She has done research on women in labor markets as well as research on time use and gender inequality. While at York University, she will be working on a research project that aims to evaluate the contribution of women to the national economy by using the time use survey results. Time use surveys provide valuable data for measuring the invisible contribution of women’s work in the economy, in such forms as unpaid work and informal paid work. Assessment of the contribution of women in the economy this way is useful in making women visible in macroeconomic policies and constructing policies that aim gender equality, well-being and empowerment of women.

 Dr. Ricia Chansky is a Visiting Fulbright Specialist with the Centre for Feminist Research at York University, and the co-organizer of the Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas - A Symposium in Honour of Marlene Kadar conference, May 15-17, 2017. For the full conference programme, please see the IABA-Americas website here.

Dr. Chansky is Associate Professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. She is coeditor of the journal a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and of The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader; and editor of Auto/Biography Across the Americas: Transnational Themes in Life Writing and Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives.


Past Visiting Scholars & Students

Please check out our Past Visiting Scholars & Students page for a list of other academics who have significantly contributed to our community and their respective fields.

General Information about Our Visiting Scholars & Students

CFR Visiting Scholars are full-time or emeritus faculty members at another University or senior (non-student) researchers not affiliated with a university who would like to be located at York University for a temporary and limited time period. These researchers are engaged in research in the field and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the CFR while associated with the Centre. Applications are posted on this webpage below. Appointments are made by the Executive Committee for specified periods, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.  Visiting Post-Doctoral Scholars are those with recent Ph.D.’s who would like to be associated with the Centre for a limited time period. These scholars are engaged in research in the field and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the CFR while associated with the Centre. Applications are posted on this webpage below. Appointments are made by the Executive Committee for specified periods, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.  Visiting Graduate Students are those enrolled at another University who are visiting York University though an international exchange. Applications are posted on this webpage below. Appointments are made by the Executive Committee for specified periods, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

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