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Gender & Women's Studies

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Gender & Women's Studies

Faculty & Research

Faculty associated with the Gender & Women's Studies program:


Kelly McGuire

Acting Chair for Gender & Women's Studies; and Associate Professor, English
B.A. (Queen’s); M.A. (Western); Ph.D. (Western)

Office: Lady Eaton College N130.1

Phone:  705-748-1011, ext. 6039 and 7574

Email: kellymcguire@trentu.ca




Suzanne BaileySuzanne Bailey

Associate Professor

B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Office:  On Leave

Phone:  (705) 748-1011 x 7085 

Email: sjbailey@trentu.ca

[On Leave for 2018-19]



May ChazanMay Chazan

​Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies

Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies

Office:  Lady Eaton College S 119.6

Phone: 705-748-1011 x 7739

Email: maychazan@trentu.ca



Sally Chivers

Professor, English
B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill)

Office:  Lady Eaton College S112

Phone: 705-748-1011, ext. 7950

Email:  sallychivers@trentu.ca


Joan Sangster


B.A. (Trent), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Email: jsangster@trentu.ca





Colleen O'Manique

​Associate Professor

B.A. (Carleton) M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Office:  Lady Eaton College S 109

Phone:  705-748-1011 x 7966

Email: comanique@trentu.ca







Margaret Hobbs

Professor Emeritus

B.A. (Trent), M.A., Ph.D.(Toronto)

Email: mhobbs@trentu.ca





Kathy Axcell

​Academic Administrative Assistant

Department Office:  Lady Eaton College S 118.1

Phone:  705-748-1011, ext. 7736

Email:  womenst@trentu.ca


Part-Time Instructors 



Associated Faculty

Indigenous Studies

Paula Sherman, B.A. (Eastern Connecticut State University), M.A. (Connecticut), Ph.D. (Trent)

Marrie Mumford, B.A. (Alberta), M.A (Brandesis)

International Development Studies:

W. Lem, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Canadian Studies:

Davina Bhandar, M.A., Ph.D. (York) 

Sally Chivers, B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill)

Michèle Lacombe, M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Cultural Studies:

Veronica Hollinger, M.A. (Concordia), M.Ed (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), Ph.D. (Concordia)

James Penney, B.A., M.A.,(Alberta), Ph.D. (Duke)


Suzanne Bailey, B.A. (Queens), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Rita Bode, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Charmaine Eddy, M.A. (Western) Ph.D. (Toronto)

Kelly McGuire, B.A. (Queen’s); M.A. (Western); Ph.D. (Western)

Margaret Steffler, B.A. (Victoria), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)


Susan Wurtele, B.Sc. (Trent), Ph.D. (Queen's)


Fiona Harris-Stoertz, B.A. (Calgary), M.A., Ph.D. (California)

Jennine Hurl-Eamon, B.A. (Western), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (York)

Janet Miron, B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (York)


Michele McIntosh, B.A. (Queen's), M.ScN (Toronto), Ph.D. (Alberta)


Moira Howes, B.Sc, M.A. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Western)

Kathryn Norlock, B.A. (Northern Illinois), M.A., Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison)

Political Studies:

Nadine Changfoot, B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Elaine Stavro, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

School of Education:

Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, B.A. (UC Berkeley), M.F.A. (San Diego State), Ph.D. (York)   

Social Work:

Susan Hillock, B.A. (Mount Allison), BSW (Saint Thomas), M.Ed. (University of New Brunswick), Ph.D. (Memorial)


Peri Ballantyne, B.A., M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Gillian Balfour, B.Sc., M.A. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Manitoba)

Barb Marshall, B.A., M.A. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Momin Rahman, B.A., Ph.D. (Strathclyde)

Deborah White, B.A. (Ryerson), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)