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I’m a Canadian historian by training so, for me, the disciplines of Women’s and Gender Studies and History are inextricably connected. I teach in Women’s and Gender Studies because it allows for a merging of my feminism and my passion for storytelling. Through teaching, writing and, most importantly, dialogue with students, I am constantly challenged to see the ways in which our stories about race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age, social class and gender both unite and separate us. Because it is an interdisciplinary field, I have the freedom in Women’s and Gender Studies to analyze and question these stories through the lenses of history, literature, psychology, the arts, politics, etc.
We all have stories to tell; Women’s and Gender Studies allows us not only the opportunity to share our stories, but also the space to honour the stories of others and to see aspects of our stories, ourselves, reflected therein. It is only then that can we move from the personal to the political, to work for social justice in our community and in our world.
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- Women and Religion
- History of Women's Movements in North America
- Marriage and Gender
- Women in Protest