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Introducing the Intersections of Gender


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Intersectional Gender Research Matters

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.

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IG in Conversation: Institutional Racism

The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. 
In light of the global protests against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous violence, Intersections of Gender hosted a conversation with Dr. Shirley Anne Tate (incoming Canada Research Chair, Department of Sociology) and Dr. Chris Andersen (Dean, Faculty of Native Studies) about institutional racism and the role and responsibilities of post-secondary institutions, on September 25, 2020.

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Become an Intersections of Gender Affiliate (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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Feminist Research Speaker Series: Drag Queen Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Indigenizes and Queers the Archive and the Repertoire

On September 21, 2020 the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Intersections of Gender Signature Area at the University of Alberta hosted the first lecture in the 2020 Feminist Research Speaker Series: Drag Queen Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Indigenizes and Queers the Archive and the Repertoire with Dr. Jean O’Hara (Department of Drama).

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Intersections of Gender News and Events

  • Drag Queen Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Indigenizes and Queers the Archive and the Repertoire

    On September 21, 2020 the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Intersections of Gender Signature Area at the University of Alberta hosted the first lecture in the 2020 Feminist Research Speaker Series: Drag Queen Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Indigenizes and Queers the Archive and the Repertoire with Dr. Jean O’Hara (Department of Drama).

  • IG in Conversation: Institutional Racism

    The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. In light of the global protests against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous violence, Intersections of Gender hosted a conversation with Dr. Shirley Anne Tate (incoming Canada Research Chair, Department of Sociology) and Dr. Chris Andersen (Dean, Faculty of Native Studies) about institutional racism and the role and responsibilities of post-secondary institutions, on September 25, 2020.

  • Relating Intersectionality and Indigenous-Engaged Research and Scholarship

    On July 24, 2020, Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples and Place (SKIPP) and Intersections of Gender (IG) Signature Areas at UAlberta presented a virtual colloquium on Relating Intersectionality and Indigenous-Engaged Research and Scholarship.

  • Diplomacy and Race: A Black Canadian Diplomat in the Southern U.S.

    With over 20 years experience in the Canadian federal public service, Consul General Nadia Theodore has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and building strong multi-disciplinary teams. Ms. Theodore spoke to issues of diplomacy and race as a Black Canadian diplomat in the Southern U.S.

  • Sustainability through an Intersectional Lens: Looking for Panelists

    Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow working on sustainability research using an intersectional, feminist, gender, decolonial/anti-colonial and/or anti-racist framework? IG would like to feature your research during UAlberta’s Sustainability Awareness Week (October 29-30, 2020) as part of a panel showcasing innovative intersectional sustainability research.

  • IG in Conversation: COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence

    The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. On July 15, 2020, IG had a discussion with Dr. Lise Gotell, a leading expert of sexual assault law, to consider gender-based violence and the justice needs of survivors in the context of the current pandemic.

  • IG Leadership Transition

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rebecca Sockbeson, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, as the new Associate Director for Intersections of Gender.

  • IG in Conversation: Intersectionality, COVID-19 and Healthcare Workers

    The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. On June 24, 2020, Dr. Bukola Salami (University of Alberta) brought an intersectional lens to her discussion about frontline healthcare workers under the conditions of the current pandemic as well as other implications for policy.

  • Calls to Action to address Anti-Blackness at the University of Alberta

    The Black Graduate Students Association has composed a campaign for all members of the UAlberta community to sign, in support of their Calls for Action to address Anti-Blackness at the University of Alberta.

  • Intersections of Gender Stands in Solidarity with the Ongoing Protests Against Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Violence and Commits to Action

    We write from our places of privilege and leadership within a white, colonial institution. It took countless Indigenous and Black lives and so many spectacles of casual racial violence for the world to reach this moment of collective protest and tenuous hope that change might come.

  • IG in Conversation: COVID-19, Racism, and Masculinity

    The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. On May 29, 2020, IG had a discussion with Dr. Catherine Clune-Taylor (San Diego State University) as she considered the COVID-19 pandemic under the sign of racism and gender, with a focus on masculinity.

  • Diversity in Diplomacy: Working Around the Globe as an LGBT+ Diplomat

    The Intersections of Gender, University of Alberta International and the Peter Lougheed Leadership College jointly hosted the inaugural webinar in our Diversity in Diplomacy series which provides an EDI perspective on diplomatic service. The event featured the U.S. Consul General in Calgary Lucia C. Piazza speaking with Dr. Lois Harder and Dr. Susanne Luhmann about her experiences in the U.S. foreign service, in particular as a LGBT+ diplomat.

  • IG in Conversation: COVID-19 and Gender with Dr. Amy Kaler

    The IG in Conversation series uses intersectional expertise to explore emerging issues. On April 15, Dr. Susanne Luhmann, Director of IG, interviewed UAlberta's Dr. Amy Kaler about COVID-19 and gender.

  • Become an Intersections of Gender Affiliate (IG Affiliate)

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

  • "If you were a white man, they would have negotiated with you the minute you were approached"

    This interesting title of Dr. Shirley Anne Tate's Keynote Address kicked-off the Intersections of Gender's premier conference!