Instructors

Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay

Dr. Sabujkoli Bandopadhyay holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta. Her research and teaching interests are informed by and contribute to the fields of women of color feminisms, critical race studies, intersectionality, and anti/de/postcolonial criticism. Her recent and upcoming publications include ““Subaltern’s Resistance Against Rape and Sexual Assault: An Aporia?” (2020), Politics of Engagement and Empowerment in the Genre of the Testimonio” (2018), “Affective Alliances in Turbulent Times: Revisiting 1930s and 40s Leftist Politics and Gendered Subjectivities in Mid-century Bengali Women’s Writing” (forthcoming).

bandopad@ualberta.ca
1-17 Assiniboia Hall

Margot Challborn

Margot R. Challborn teaches in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Political Science. Her research examines the governance of intimate life in Canada with a particular focus on kinship, parentage, gender, and sexuality. Her doctoral dissertation is titled "Complicated Love: Parentage, Conjugality, and Family Diversity in Canada" and it analyses recent legislative changes to the number of legal parents a child can have and whether, and how, these changes challenge the traditional nuclear family form.

mchallbo@ualberta.ca

Zahro Hassan

Zahro Hassan's research and teaching interest lie at the intersection of race, gender, immigration, and decolonization. She is working on multiple projects that examine societal and institutional structures that foster spaces of racism, exclusion, and marginalization. Her main research project involves a qualitative exploration of Young Adult Refugees' experiences accessing post-secondary education in Canada.

zahro@ualberta.ca

Kristen Hutchinson

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is the editor-in-chief of Luma Quarterly, an online open access journal about media art and film. Her research interests include contemporary art, representations of gender and queerness in popular culture, women in horror, and supernatural creatures in film and television. Her most recent publication is an essay about the 2016 film Prevenge in the upcoming anthology Transgressive Horror. 

kh1@ualberta.ca
1-17 Assiniboia Hall

Randi Nixon

Randi Nixon is a queer-feminist scholar whose work lies at the intersections of affect, queer theory, and equity. She teaches at the University of Alberta and NorQuest College. She likes cooking, swimming, reading, and spending quality time with her kin. In her spare time she also moonlights as Beatrix, a ruthless justice-seeking half-demon.

rlnixon@ualberta.ca
1-17 Assiniboia Hall

Daisy Raphael

Dr. Daisy Raphael (she/her) was raised in rural Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 territory, where her family moved from England.  She did her BA ('09) at the University of Lethbridge, on the unceded territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, after which she came to Treaty 6 territory, earning her PhD in Political Science in 2021.  Her dissertation, "A Landmark Celebration" is a critical examination of Canada 150 and its role in reproducing settler attachments to Indigenous land.  She worked closely with Dr. Michelle Meagher and Dr. Phil Okeke to create the online, open-access version of WGS102: Gender & Social Justice, which is one of her favourite courses to teach. She also teaches in the Department of Political Science. 

dmraphae@ualberta.ca
1-17 Assiniboia Hall

Angelia Wagner

Dr. Angelia Wagner is an instructor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science at the University of Alberta. Wagner specializes in Canadian politics, gender and politics, political communication, and political representation. Wagner is also a former journalist, working at newspapers in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

angelia@ualberta.ca