Research Clusters

Organized by and for graduate students, Research Clusters are informal groups created based on shared research interests in topics connected to CFR (race, gender, sexuality, etc.).  Meeting schedules and agendas are determined collectively by the group, as are the events and activities launched therein. In addition to semi-annual in-person meetings, the Clusters stay active primarily electronically, communicating and sharing research and information via email and the listserv.  Clusters give students the space to develop leadership and group dynamics skills, with support from CFR staff and Associates.

Critical Race and Indigenous Feminisms

Feminist Cultural Production

Feminist Histories

Gender and Public Policy

Girls' Studies York Research Network (GSYRN)

Memory and Memorialisation

Trafficking and Sex Work


Sexuality and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Activism

If you have any questions or would like to submit an idea for a new or emerging Research Cluster, please email