This working group is in its second year. The Gender and Global Scholarship group arose from the fact that for the first time in its history, the internationally prominent Bershire Conference on Women's History (or "Big Berks") is to be held outside of the United States, at the University of Toronto on 22-25 May 2014. The group's major purpose is to ensure the significant participation of a multigenerational mix of global humanities scholars pursuing historical and transnational questions relating to women, gender, and sexualities, and to mentor graduate students in the GTA who are working on related themes and disciplines. The group will take an active role in organizing and driving local participation in the conference, through poster, paper, and panel sessions.
FACULTY Camille Bégin, Instructor, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Doris Bergen, History Anne-Emmanuelle Birn, Public Health and UTSC International Development Studies Victoria Burke, Philosophy Emily Gilbert, Geography & Planning and Canadian Studies Pamela Klassen, Religion Jin-kyung Park, Women & Gender Studies and UTSC Global Asia Studies Rachel M. Silvey, Geography & Planning Marieme Lo, African Studies
(Other Universities) Juanita De Barros, History, McMaster University Anne Rubenstein, History, York University Pamela Sugiman, Sociology, Ryerson University
GRADUATE STUDENTS & POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS Ponni Arasu, Women & Gender Studies and History Rebecca Carter-Chand, History Jairan Gahan, Religion Anna-Louise Crago, Anthropology Jennifer Evans, History Pamela Fuentes, History Kuldeep Grewal, History Alexandra Logue, History Prathna Lor, English and Sexual Diversity Studies Ida Meftahi, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Leila Pourvataf, History and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Sheyfali Saujani, History and Disability Studies Rose Fine-Meyer, History and OISE
(Other Universities) Kristine Alexander, postdoctoral researcher, History, University of Western Ontario Christine Ekholst, postdoctoral researcher, History, University of Guelph