Why can’t facial recognition
technology compute racialized faces?

Why do medical treatments
tested on white, middle-class men not serve everyone?

How can new citizens
overcome barriers to their professional fields?

Can the arts and critical
disability studies together reimagine social inclusion?

Today’s complex challenges require interdisciplinary, intersectional research.

Intersections of Gender, a University of Alberta Signature Area.

As a Signature Area of Research and Teaching at the University of Alberta, Intersections of Gender (IG) is an academic hub focused on promoting  intersectional gender research, supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations, growing inclusive mentorship and teaching, and engaging communities across all sectors on gender + intersectionality.

Using intersectional experience and excellence to build and sustain for the public good...





Diversity in Diplomacy: African Woman Diplomat: Challenges and Opportunities / Femme Africaine Diplomate: Défis et Opportunités

The fourth installment of the Diversity in Diplomacy series featured the Ambassador of Mali to Canada, Her Excellency Fatima Braoulé Méïté

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COMMENTARY: Black History Month at the U of A

Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika discusses in her article how the growing enthusiasm to celebrate
BHM also means asking the
difficult questions about inequalities. 

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Feminist Research Speaker Series: Decolonial Feminist Praxis and the Case of Kashmir

Join Dr. Ather Zia (University of Northern Colorado) for a seminar on feminist resistance to the colonial occupation of Kashmir by the Indian state. We will read and discuss excerpts from Dr. Zia’s book Resisting Disappearances: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir, as well as other works. 

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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.