Scroll down to meet our amazing faculty members! Please note that, apart from those in administrative roles, WGS Faculty do not have phones in their offices. Please use email to get in touch.

Dr. PS Berge

Assistant Professor

Dr. PS Berge is an award-winning media scholar, game designer, and self-described ludoarsonist. 🔥 Their research falls at the intersection of trans media studies, experimental game design, and feminist platform studies. She is the director of the Discord Academic Research Community and a co-founder of Tabletop Research in Practice. Their published research can be found in Game Studies, New Media & SocietyFeminist Media StudiesGames & Culture, and elsewhere. Website: https://psberge.com


Dr. Katy Campbell


 Dr. Campbell works with feminist narrative inquiry and autoethnography as method and artifact to understand instructional design practice and identity transformation from stories of practice of designers in higher education settings.

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Dr. Lise Gotell

Professor and Department Chair
Landrex Distinguished Professor

Dr. Gotell's is internationally recognized for her expertise in sexual assault law, and public policy on violence against women. Her research topics include women's equality and sexual assault law.

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Dr. Clara Iwasaki

Associate Professor

Dr. Iwaski is cross-appointed with East Asian Studies. Her research topics include Literary and textual circulation, translation, Chinese literature as world literature, Sinophone literature, Sino-American literary connections.

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Dr. Domale Dube Keys

Assistant Professor

Dr. Keys holds a PhD from UCLA in Social Science and Comparative Education with a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. She joins the WGS department from the University of Virginia. She is author of refereed journal articles in Frontiers and Feminist Review; her forthcoming monograph, titled For the Survival of Ogoni People: Women's Contribution to Movement-Building in Nigeria and the United States, was awarded the 2020 University of Illinois Press and NWSA Book Prize. 

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Dr. Felice Lifshitz

Professor (she/her)

Dr. Lifshitz has previously published extensively on medieval cultural, religious and intellectual history, with a particular focus on saint veneration practices, monastic life and women's history. Her current research is in the area of historical film.

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Dr. Susanne Luhmann

Professor (she/they)

Dr. Luhmann's research and teaching interests include trauma and cultural memory, queer and feminist pedagogies, sexuality studies, and the institutionalization of intersectional gender studies, research, and teaching. From 2018 to 2020 she was the inaugural Director of Intersections of Gender, one of five signature areas of research at the University of Alberta.

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Dr. Michelle Meagher

Professor (she/her)

Dr. Meagher's research draws together the fields of feminist arthistory and periodical studies to examine the ways feminist art, theory, and politics were defined, practiced, and circulated by American periodical communities of the late 1970s and 1980s. With Jana Smith Elford (Medicine Hat College), Dr Meagher is co-lead on AdArchive, a digital humanities research project that is working toward building an innovative, open-access archive that describes feminist publishing networks in RDF (Resource Description Framework).

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Dr. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika

Undergraduate Advisor, Honors Advisor

Dr. Okeke-Ihejirika's research interests cover a wide array of expertise, including gender relations, precarities and intersectionalities of race relations, international migration and settlement, higher education in Africa, internal displacement, as well as transnational research collaboration and graduate training.

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Dr. Simone Pfleger

Assistant Professor
Dual Appointed in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Dr. Pfleger's research is grounded in gender and queer theoretical methodologies and engages with notions of temporality, political subjectivity, affect, intimacy, and precarity in post-2000 German-language literature, film, and culture.

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Dr. Chloë Taylor

Professor (she/her)

Dr. Taylor has published widely on the French philosopher Michel Foucault, feminist philosophy, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality. She has also published books and articles on prison abolition and anti-carceral feminism, critical animal studies, vegan studies, and environmental justice. She currently has book projects underway on food politics, the intersections of animality, extinction, and zoonosis. In 2019 she co-founded the North American Association for Critical Animal Studies. For more about her work, visit www.chloetaylor.org 

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Dr. Deb Verhoeven

Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair
Cross-Appointed with Digital Humanities (MTS)

Dr. Verhoeven's recent research has addressed the way innovative data techniques can be used to intervene and redress structures of domination (rather than just describe them). She is one of several lead researchers on the multi-national, multi-disciplinary collaboration: "GEP Analysis: Assessing, Understanding and Modelling the Impact of Gender Equity Policies (GEP) in the Film Industry”. This project will develop new data-driven approaches for improving gender inequality in the international film industries.

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Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack

Assistant Professor (she/her)

Dr. Whiskeyjack's strength-based research and arts-based practices innovation is influenced by her work and studies with the iyiniw pimâtisiwin kiskeyihtamowin doctoral program at the University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills (UnBQ), which was a former Indian Residential School attended by two generations of her own family. Lana priortizes Indigenous ways of knowing and being methods with Western academic; grounded in Indigenous ceremony and nêhiyawewin (Cree language), to explore the wahkohtowin (kinship systems), Indigenous sexual health, Indigenous women’s economic security, intergenerational resilience, Two-spirit family support, and Indigenous visual literacy.

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