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.

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.

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 and to bring together wide-ranging initiatives to advance knowledge and inspire engaged citizenship around the world.


Consider This: Intersectional Gender Research Matters

Latest News & Events

Encountering Expertise in Intersectional Health event series

The Encountering Expertise in Intersectional Health Series is jointly organized by UAlberta's Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and the Intersections of Gender Signature Area.  

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Intersections of Gender is hiring! IG is delighted to report that we are currently hiring for the position of Graduate Research Assistant (September 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023). 

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Become an IG Affiliate! We invite faculty members (continuing as well as ATS faculty), postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to become formally affiliated with IG.

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Have a question? Want to share a story? Tell us how we’re doing? Contact us at intersectionsofgender@ualberta.ca.