Faculty and Staff

Vice Dean

Lise Gotell, PhD
Title & Home Department: Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

Education & Career Highlights:

  • PhD (Political Science, York University)
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Student Union Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Education Award
  • Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Award
Research Interests:
  • gender, sexuality and law
  • sexual assault law
  • politics of the law and order state
  • feminist Charter litigation

Responsibilities as Vice-Dean:
  • team leader for Associate Deans and Senior Officers
  • academic planning (including, budget and teaching plan)
  • academic hiring
  • administrative oversight
  •  IT strategy
  • lead on major reports to Provost
Personal Interests:
  • community work, including sitting on national board of Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
  • hanging out with my beagle
  • cycling to work
Favorite TV shows/movies:
  • Spiral
  • Borgen
Favourite Quote:

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” Adrienne Rich

Favourite Musical Artists:
  • Jolie Holland
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Joan Armatrading

Phone: 780.248.1115