Intersections of Gender is an academic hub focused on illuminating intersectional gender research, supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations, growing inclusive mentorship and teaching, and engaging communities across all sectors on gender + intersectionality.


Working at the Intersections of Gender: 1st Annual Intersections of Gender Fall Conference

Intersections of Gender invites members if the University of Alberta community broadly speaking to present at the 1st Annual Intersections of Gender conference.

We warmly welcome the participation of faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral colleagues, as well as community members, activists, and artists whose work grapples with and addresses the intersections of gender. If gender, sexuality, feminism, and its intersections (race, Indigeneity, class, sexuality, disability, language, age, citizenship, etc.) are part of your research, teaching, or activism, or if you want to join the conversation about incorporating intersections of gender in our work, we would like to hear from you!

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019

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Using our experience and excellence...

1987: University of Alberta's Women’s Studies Program is launched, offering 15 courses. Learn More

1989: Global challenges to the existing notions of gender—race, class, indigeneity, disability, language, citizenship and many more—gain momentum with intersectionality. Learn More

2017: More than 250 researchers from every faculty, school and campus across the U of A are engaged in gender-themed or intersectional research and teaching.

2018: U of A is the first university to make intersectional gender research and teaching a strategic priority. Learn More

2019: Dr. Shirley-Anne Tate joins the U of A. She will be an applicant for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Feminism and Intersectionality in 2020.


...to build and sustain for the public good.

Introducing the Intersections of Gender
Director Susanne Luhmann introduces Intersections of Gender to the community, highlighting the ways in which the new signature area will work to meet society's needs for an intersectional approach and more inclusively designed research.
Intersections of Gender Keynote: Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California, speaks with Pyriscence Magazine in the lead-up to her keynote at the U of A's Intersections of Gender launch celebration.


A University of Alberta Signature Area

At the University of Alberta, we value excellence in teaching, research and creative activity that enriches learning experiences, advances knowledge, inspires engaged citizenship and promotes the public good—in Alberta and around the world. Our signature areas bring together world-renowned excellence in research and teaching across disciplines to address complex issues facing society today and tomorrow.