INSTITUTE FOR GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND FEMINIST STUDIES 2013
carrie [dot] rentschler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Carrie Rentschler)
Carrie Rentschler is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. She is the author of Second Wounds: Victims’ Rights and the Media in the U.S. (Duke UP, 2011) and is currently writing a book on the cultural legacies of the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder in New York City. Her other research examines the relationship between mass-mediated representations of suffering and models of citizenship, the gender politics of environmental security and its publicity, the media activist practices of social movements, women’s self-defense as a form of feminist pedagogy, and the gendered politics of fear. She is the 2011 recipient of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching at McGill University. Her research is supported by grants from the NEH, SSHRC and FQRSC.
natalie [dot] amar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Natalie Amar)
Director of Communications
Born in Montreal, Natalie first became interested in communications while completing her MA in Political Science at McGill. Her thesis focused on the relationship between the Supreme Court of Canada and the media. In 1997, Natalie began work at the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she served as the Cultural and Academic Affairs Attaché and later as the Embassy Spokesperson.
caili [dot] woodyard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Caili Woodyard )
Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (as of 28 October, 2013)
514.398.4400 x089872 / 514.398.3911 x1
After three years in the role of Student Affairs Coordinator at IGSF and a year as the Director of Communications at the Institute, Caili Woodyard has stepped back into the position of Student Affairs Coordinator at IGSF. Caili's experience ranges from working with students and young adults to events coordinating for conferences, fundraisers, concerts and art exhibits. She is a practicing artist and spent two years facilitating arts workshops for children, youth and adults at the Andrews Street Family Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Montreal resident since 2005, Caili has worked at Youth Employment Services (YES) Montreal and on the ‘Success for Aboriginal Students’ program in schools throughout the English Montreal School Board. Woodyard holds a BFA and a BTh, both specializations which provided opportunities for study and research on issues of feminist theory and practice.
WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM
elizabeth [dot] groeneveld [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Elizabeth Groeneveld)
Faculty Lecturer and Chair, Women's Studies Program
Elizabeth Groeneveld is Faculty Lecturer in the Women’s Studies Program at McGill University. Her book on late-twentieth and early twenty-first century feminist periodicals that made the transition from zine to magazine, Making Public Cultures: Feminist Periodicals on the Cusp of the Digital Age, is under contract with Laurier University Press, and her current research focuses upon the relationship between texts and textiles within feminist periodical publications, particularly zines. Her work appears in the Canadian Review of American Studies, the Journal of Gender Studies, and the edited collection Not Drowning, But Waving: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts.
In the Fall of 2012, she will be teaching: the Introduction to Women’s Studies (WMST 200); the Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium (WMST 495); and a Special Topics course in Feminisms and Sexualities (WMST 301). In the Winter semester of 2013, Dr. Groeneveld will teach: Feminist Theory and Research (WMST 303); Theorizing Women’s Studies (WMST 402); and Feminist Research Symposium (WMST 602).
SEXUAL DIVERSITY STUDIES PROGRAM
lloyd [dot] whitesell [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lloyd Whitesell)
Chair, Sexual Diversity Studies Program
Lloyd Whitesell teaches musicology in the Schulich School of Music. He coedited the book Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity (2002), which won the Philip Brett Award for best LGBT musicology. His book The Music of Joni Mitchell appeared in 2008. Articles on film music have been published in Musical Quarterly, Queering the Popular Pitch, and Music in the Horror Film. His current research investigates glamour in the film musical.
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