2016-2017 Seminar Schedule

The feminist seminar series features scholars from Dalhousie University (and our friends and colleagues) discussing our research in a casual setting. Bring your lunch (or not), and join us for a discussion of feminist scholarship in progress.

All seminars occur on Fridays (as listed), from 12:30-1:30 in the Marion McCain building, room 2021.

Download a .pdf of the schedule here.


September 16, 2016 Afua Cooper, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.  “Four Black women on the Canadian frontier: Gender, slavery, and the making of the nation” (download poster)

October 7, 2016Martha Paynter, School of Nursing. “Donor human milk in Atlantic Canada: Then, now and coming soon?” (download poster)

October 21, 2016 Kalenda Eaton, Department of English (2016 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Society and Culture). “Womanist is to Feminist as Lemonade is to Iced Tea: Black Women Novelists and the Challenges of Literary Feminism.” (download poster)

November 4, 2016Alexandre Baril, Department of Political Science. “Cripping trans* studies and “transing” disability studies: Rethinking crip and trans politics.”  (download poster)

November 18, 2016El Jones, Department of English. “Prison Abolition in Poetry.” (download poster)

December 2, 2016 Lisa Goldberg, School of Nursing.  “Using caring science as a framework for understanding queer invisibility in nursing.” (download poster)


January 13, 2017Erin Crandall, Department of Politics (Acadia University). “The politics of judicial appointment and gender diversity on Nova Scotia’s courts.” (download poster)

January 27, 2017Lori Weeks, School of Nursing (Dalhousie), and Rina Arsenault, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (University of New Brunswick). “The Abuse of Older Adults: Intersections of Gender and Age.” (download poster)

February 10, 2017 Roberta Barker, Fountain School of Performing Arts (Theatre), “Death and the working woman.” (download poster)

March 3, 2017Louise Carbert, Department of Political Science. “Historiography and hagiography of feminist interventions into Canada’s constitution.” (download poster)

March 17, 2017Catrina Brown, School of Social Work. “Women’s narratives of depression and the politics of emotion.” (download poster)

April 7, 2017Erin Wunker, Canadian Studies/English/Gender and Women’s Studies. “Notes from a feminist killjoy.” (download poster)